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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

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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
12/11/2014

Birmingham and Nottingham projects to strengthen UK-Rio research links

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The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham have strengthened their collaborations with Brazilian institutions in the state of Rio de Janeiro after securing funding for a number of country-specific research projects. The Rio de Janeiro State Funding Agency (FAPERJ) has allocated £100,000 for nine research projects in 2014/2015, with the amount matched by combined funding from the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham.
Date:
12/11/2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
24/10/2014

£7m funding boost for clinical research in Birmingham

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A state-of-the-art facility for research into immune-mediated inflammatory diseases and blood cancers at the University of Birmingham has been announced by Rt Hon George Osborne MP. The Chancellor of the Exchequer pledged an investment of over £230m to enhance the UK's clinical research infrastructure, which includes £7m to set up the West Midlands Stratified Medicine Innovation & Translation Facility.
Date:
24/10/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
17/10/2014

Poor quality data is informing the future of our patient care, warns study

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An investigation into how patient outcomes are assessed in clinical trials has revealed a worrying lack of consistency, raising concerns about funding being wasted on the acquisition of poor quality data.
Date:
17/10/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
16/10/2014

University of Birmingham jumps nine places in world research rankings

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The University of Birmingham has risen an impressive nine points in the latest world research rankings, placing it in 112th place among the top 500 global research universities. The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2014, also known as the NTU Ranking, ranked Birmingham ninth overall in the UK.
Date:
16/10/2014
Categories:
International, Research
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