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24/03/2017

Global study identifies liver disease patient risk groups

Global study identifies liver disease patient risk groups
Description
A global study involving researchers from the University of Birmingham has identified key risk groups of liver disease patients to indicate their survival estimates and likelihood of developing cancer.
Date:
24/03/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
23/03/2017

Landmark signing provides boost to Birmingham Life Sciences

Landmark signing provides boost to Birmingham Life Sciences
Description
The University of Birmingham has purchased 9.9acres of land in the Selly Oak area to develop a brand new Life Sciences Park.
Date:
23/03/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Research finds Addison's patients lack killer immune cells

Research finds Addison's patients lack killer immune cells
Description
Research led by University of Birmingham scientists has found that people suffering from the adrenal disorder known as Addison's disease suffer from an immune system defect that makes them prone to potentially deadly respiratory infections.
Date:
23/03/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
22/03/2017

University of Birmingham study finds new class of androgens play key role in polycystic ovary syndrome

University of Birmingham study finds new class of androgens play key role in polycystic ovary syndrome
Description
Scientists led by the University of Birmingham have discovered that a new class of male sex hormones known as androgens play a key role in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome.
Date:
22/03/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/03/2017

An epidemic of epipens

An epidemic of epipens
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that prescriptions of adrenaline autoinjectors (commonly called 'epipens') for children with allergies have increased markedly in the last decade, with nearly four devices a year provided per child.
Date:
21/03/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
07/03/2017

Birmingham scientists set to take on cancer 'grand challenge'

Description
University of Birmingham scientists are set to benefit from one of the biggest funding grants ever awarded by Cancer Research UK in the hope of sparing thousands of women unnecessary treatment.
Date:
07/03/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
16/02/2017

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham
Description
Join us to celebrate the international Brain Awareness Week: a Public Engagement event celebrated worldwide, to raise public awareness of the importance of brain research.
Date:
16/02/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
02/12/2016

Birmingham scientists get multi-million pound boost from Cancer Research UK

Description
Birmingham scientists are set to receive a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) as part of a national drive to accelerate advances in early detection and treatment.
Date:
02/12/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
23/11/2016

New study on role of fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis gives hope of more targeted treatments for patients

Description
A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease.
Date:
23/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/11/2016

Antibiotic Resistance - Birmingham Heroes

Description
Antimicrobial resistance is becoming an increasingly serious threat. If not addressed, by 2050 it could kill millions of people, more than from cancer or road traffic accidents. Our researchers within the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, one of the largest groupings of microbiologists in the world, are doing all they can to tackle this global issue by understanding how antibiotics work and finding new ways to prevent and treat infections.
Date:
21/11/2016
Categories:
Research
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