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12/08/2014

Five minute saliva test to identify smokers rolled out to health schemes

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Smokers who need extra incentives to quit the cigarettes this new year should take note that even private health insurance premiums may be reduced if they can prove they have stopped for good – and with the aid of a pioneering test from the University of Birmingham, the proof can be easy to acquire.
Date:
12/08/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
11/08/2014

Breakthrough could give new hope to sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis

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Research highlighting the way in which lung-damaging bacteria use the body's own immune response to worsen the effect has brought new hope to sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis
Date:
11/08/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
25/07/2014

Less than 1% of UK public research funding spent on antibiotic research in past 5 years

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Less than 1% of research funding awarded by public and charitable bodies to UK researchers in 2008–13 was awarded for research on antibiotics, according to new research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Date:
25/07/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/07/2014
01/07/2014
30/06/2014

Public choose antibiotics as the winning theme for £10m prize

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Antibiotic resistance has been selected by the public as the focus for a £10m prize set up to tackle a major challenge of our time.
Date:
30/06/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
23/06/2014

Poll places College of Medical and Dental Sciences academics among world's most influential researchers

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Two academics from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences have been named as Highly Cited Researchers in a prestigious list of the world's leading scientific minds.
Date:
23/06/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
18/06/2014

University of Birmingham engagement with Brazil wins Outstanding International Strategy award

University of Birmingham engagement with Brazil wins Outstanding International Strategy award
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The University of Birmingham has won the Outstanding International Strategy Award in the 2014 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs). The award honours Birmingham's bold approach to secure its position in Brazil as the UK higher education institute (HEI) partner of choice.
Date:
18/06/2014
Categories:
Corporate Services, International, Research

Spotlight on the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) at the University of Birmingham

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The Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) forms part of the School of Cancer Sciences at the University and is one of the largest cancer trials units in the UK and has been in existence for more than 30 years. Over the next five days they are going to share some of the exciting clinical research being done at the unit and will also be touching on related topical events throughout the week on their new blog.
Date:
18/06/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
10/06/2014

University of Birmingham's arthritis research centre opens its doors

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Olympic gold-winning rower Katherine Grainger has officially opened a major new research centre for arthritis, co-founded by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
10/06/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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