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19/09/2017

Women in preterm labour to be offered antibiotics to combat Group B Strep

Women in preterm labour to be offered antibiotics to combat Group B Strep
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Women who go into labour before 37 weeks of pregnancy should be offered antibiotics to prevent a possible transmission of Group B Streptococcal (GBS), according to updated guidance published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
Date:
19/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
16/09/2017

University of Birmingham researchers reveal emerging signalling mechanism in G protein-coupled receptors

University of Birmingham researchers reveal emerging signalling mechanism in G protein-coupled receptors
Description
Research led by the University of Birmingham shows more precisely how G protein-coupled receptors are the key target of a large number of drugs.
Date:
16/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
12/09/2017

Late bedtime and lack of sleep lead to overweight children in China

Late bedtime and lack of sleep lead to overweight children in China
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that Chinese children who go to bed later and sleep less are more likely to be more overweight.
Date:
12/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham scientist wins £1.4m to unlock mystery of how cancer 'steals the keys' to healthy growth

University of Birmingham scientist wins £1.4m to unlock mystery of how cancer 'steals the keys' to healthy growth
Description
A scientist at the University of Birmingham has received a £1.4 million award from Cancer Research UK to carry out pioneering research that may discover how cancer 'steals the keys' from the body's locksmiths, disrupting healthy cell growth and function.
Date:
12/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer
Description
Lung cancer survivors who quit smoking within a year of diagnosis will live for longer than those who continue to smoke, according to new research led by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford.
Date:
12/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
11/09/2017

Study shows so-called 'healthy obesity' is harmful to cardiovascular heath

Study shows so-called 'healthy obesity' is harmful to cardiovascular heath
Description
Clinicians are being warned not to ignore the increased cardiovascular health risks of those who are classed as either 'healthy obese' or deemed to be 'normal weight' but have metabolic abnormalities such as diabetes.
Date:
11/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
08/09/2017

Liver transplant experts gather at the University of Birmingham to celebrate 30 years of research

Liver transplant experts gather at the University of Birmingham to celebrate 30 years of research
Description
Experts from around the world have gathered at the University of Birmingham to celebrate 30 years of liver research and 5,000 liver transplants to have been performed in the city.
Date:
08/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
04/09/2017

First University of Birmingham Pharmacy graduates contribute to research

First University of Birmingham Pharmacy graduates contribute to research
Description
Two undergraduate projects from the first cohort of MPharm Pharmacy graduates have been accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals, something that is usually reserved for PhD students rather than undergraduates.
Date:
04/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
31/08/2017

Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine

Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine
Description
The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, was joined by Greg Clark MP and Professor Sir John Bell on Wednesday 30 August at the Institute of Translational Medicine – co-located on the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham campus – to make two major national life sciences investment announcements as part of the launch of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.
Date:
31/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
30/08/2017

Rugby players take part in ground-breaking concussion study

Rugby players take part in ground-breaking concussion study
Description
Rugby players from Aviva Premiership Rugby and Greene King IPA Championship are to take part in a major study led by the University of Birmingham as part of its work to develop a ground-breaking pitch-side test to diagnose concussion and brain injury.
Date:
30/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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