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03/03/2015

New insight into antibiotic resistance strengthens call for increased focus on research

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A team of scientists led by the University of Birmingham have identified a new mechanism of antibiotic resistance in bacterial cells which could help us in understanding, and developing solutions to, the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.
Date:
03/03/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
02/03/2015

Electronic patient records could change the culture of medical litigation

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The widespread adoption of electronic patient records in health care may have significant consequences for medical litigation in the UK, according to a paper published today in the British Journal of General Practice.
Date:
02/03/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
27/02/2015

Urine test could lead to better treatment of bladder cancer

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham believe that a simple urine test could help to guide clinicians in the treatment of bladder cancer patients.
Date:
27/02/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
19/01/2015
15/12/2014

Undergraduate Students contribute to paper in Science

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Two current undergraduate students have contributed to a research paper published recently in the highly-regarded journal Science.
Date:
15/12/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students
08/12/2014

Birmingham to lead pioneering study to test new treatment for Sjogren's syndrome

Birmingham to lead pioneering study to test new treatment for Sjogren's syndrome
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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has today announced the start of the UK's first commercial trial of a new treatment for Sjogren's syndrome.
Date:
08/12/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
26/11/2014

Folic acid reduces the risk of babies being born small for gestational age; but uptake remains low

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Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, but despite the benefits there are still thousands who opt against following the recommendation.
Date:
26/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
20/11/2014

Could a vaccine help to fight cancer? You can help us find out

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Working with Cancer Research UK, the Birmingham research team (Prof Alan Rickinson, Dr Neil Steven and Dr Graham Taylor; all in the School of Cancer Sciences) have already tested the vaccine in a small number of patients with an EBV-related head and neck cancer. It is currently being tested in larger clinical trials worldwide.
Date:
20/11/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
18/11/2014

Old Joe turns blue for European Antibiotic Awareness Day

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The University of Birmingham's iconic clock tower 'Old Joe' turned a shade of blue as part of European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) on Tuesday 18 October
Date:
18/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
14/11/2014

Asthma sufferers could benefit from new laser research

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UK scientists, including researchers from the University of Birmingham, have used a laser beam trap to examine how drug particles from asthma inhalers behave as they are projected through the air. Their findings could improve the effectiveness of inhalers for the over 5 million people in the UK suffering from asthma.
Date:
14/11/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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