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23/11/2016

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

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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

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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
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
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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
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
22/07/2016

Chinese city migrant children buck obesity trend

Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families.
Date:
22/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
06/07/2016

Antibiotics unnecessarily prescribed for conjunctivitis in children

Antibiotics unnecessarily prescribed for conjunctivitis in children
Description
New research from the University of Birmingham has found that a number of policies used by childcare providers for conjunctivitis are contrary to national guidance, and lead to unnecessary prescription of antibiotics and exclusion of children from nurseries.
Date:
06/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
09/06/2016

University scientist recognised with NIHR award

University scientist recognised with NIHR award
Description
Dr Alexandra Sinclair, A National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham has been recognised with a national award for her research work.
Date:
09/06/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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