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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

Professor Gareth Lavery gives Starling Medal Lecture at BES

Professor Gareth Lavery gives Starling Medal Lecture at BES
Description
At the British Endocrinology Society (BES) annual conference this month, Professor Gareth Lavery was awarded the highly coveted Starling Medal
Date:
21/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
18/11/2016

Birmingham Health Partners to receive huge £12.8m for clinical research

Birmingham Health Partners to receive huge £12.8m for clinical research
Description
Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) has been awarded a grant of £12.8 million from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) for the renewal of their Clinical Research Facility (CRF).
Date:
18/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
25/10/2016

Award for Birmingham Professor

Award for Birmingham Professor
Description
The 2017 Marjory Stephenson Prize Lecture has been awarded to Professor Steve Busby. The award, given for exceptional research contributions, is sponsored by the Microbiology Society, and honours the Society's 2nd President (following Alexander Fleming).
Date:
25/10/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
18/10/2016

Old Joe turns pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Description
The University of Birmingham's iconic clock tower 'Old Joe' turns pink this evening to mark the start of Breast Cancer Now's annual awareness month.
Date:
18/10/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
03/10/2016

IMI Professor awarded 2016 Microbiology Outreach Prize

IMI Professor awarded 2016 Microbiology Outreach Prize
Description
Professor Laura Piddock has been awarded the 2016 Microbiology Outreach Prize. This is awarded annually to a microbiologist who has engaged in high-quality outreach activities during the last 2–5 years.
Date:
03/10/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
23/09/2016

Midland Microbiology Muster

Midland Microbiology Muster
Description
Microbiologists from all over the Midlands met in Leicester for the third Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting on 21-22 September 2016.
Date:
23/09/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
21/09/2016

AltaBioscience announces UKAS accreditation of new 'hormone fingerprint' test: application as an aid to diagnosis of adrenal cancer

Description
A new analytical test has been launched in the UK that provides sensitive, specific and efficient predictive analysis of a rare form of cancer from a simple urine sample.
Date:
21/09/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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