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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
08/06/2016

Mobile laboratories help track Zika spread across Brazil

Mobile laboratories help track Zika spread across Brazil
Description
Researchers from the University of Birmingham are working with health partners in Brazil to combat the spread of Zika virus by deploying a pair of mobile DNA sequencing laboratories on a medical 'road trip' through the worst-hit areas of the country.
Date:
08/06/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
07/06/2016

Angina drug could inform a new strategy to fight cryptococcosis

Angina drug could inform a new strategy to fight cryptococcosis
Description
A drug, more commonly used in the treatment of angina, could be the focus of a new strategy in fighting the fatal fungal infection cryptococcosis.
Date:
07/06/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
04/05/2016

Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries

Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries
Description
New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries.
Date:
04/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
29/04/2016

Early Career Award for Biosciences Birmingham Fellow

Early Career Award for Biosciences Birmingham Fellow
Description
Dr Anne-Marie Krachler, a Birmingham Fellow in the School of Biosciences, received the Biological Systems Early Career Award following a special lecture given at the University of Birmingham on 28 April 2016.
Date:
29/04/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
24/03/2016

New cancer imaging scans to reduce the need for risky surgery

Description
Head and neck cancer patients may no longer have to undergo invasive post-treatment surgery to remove remaining cancer cells, as research shows that innovative scanning-led surveillance can help identify the need for, and guidance of, neck dissection.
Date:
24/03/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
04/02/2016

Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions

Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions
Description
New research published in Nature has shown how genome sequencing can be rapidly established to monitor outbreaks.
Date:
04/02/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
25/01/2016

Researchers identify new drug target in fight against TB

Researchers identify new drug target in fight against TB
Description
TB researchers in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham identify a new fatty acid shuttle mechanism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, as a new drug target in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline.
Date:
25/01/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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