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06/05/2014

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences Achieves Silver Athena SWAN Award

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The College of Medical and Dental Sciences has achieved a Silver Athena Swan Award, recognising excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education.
Date:
06/05/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
17/04/2014

Revolutionary clinical trial is launched

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Revolutionary Clinical trial aims to advance lung cancer treatment thanks to Cancer Research UK and Pharma Partnership.
Date:
17/04/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
15/04/2014

Family cooking lessons and fun exercise could be the key to cutting childhood obesity

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Organising cooking lessons for parents and children and planning extra exercise classes in school time are some of the activities that have shown promise in preventing obesity in primary school aged children, a University of Birmingham study published today has shown.
Date:
15/04/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
08/04/2014

Key Lecture on Antibiotic Resistance by Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England

Key Lecture on Antibiotic Resistance by Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England
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Dame Sally has been quoted as saying that antibiotic resistance is "as big a threat to human health as climate change" and started her talk with a quote from a 2013 Lancet article: "We are at the dawn of a postantibiotic era… with almost all disease causing bacteria resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat them".
Date:
08/04/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
25/03/2014

University of Birmingham launches trial to fight cancer caused by a common virus

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The trial of a vaccine which can treat some forms of cancer caused by a common herpes virus known as the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) has been launched by Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office (DDO) at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
25/03/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/03/2014

New test to deduce diabetes risk in polycystic ovary syndrome sufferers

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have uncovered a new method to identify and test women with polycystic ovary syndrome who are at high risk of going onto develop diabetes.
Date:
21/03/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
20/03/2014

Miscarriage risk increases for women who respond poorly to IVF ovarian stimulation

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Women who respond to IVF treatment with low numbers of eggs are at increased risk of miscarriage, a study co-authored by University of Birmingham researchers has found.
Date:
20/03/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
18/03/2014

Pioneering stem cell therapies to be trialled in Birmingham

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University of Birmingham researchers are to lead a worldwide collaboration of scientists looking at the possibility of transplanting stem cells from one person to another to reduce inflammation in the liver.
Date:
18/03/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
13/03/2014

Women still not given a sporting chance to appear in back page headlines

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The amount of column inches devoted to women's sport in British national papers has actually decreased from the level it was at prior to the 2012 Olympic Games, University of Birmingham researchers have established.
Date:
13/03/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
01/03/2014

Commercial schemes are key to weight loss success, study finds

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Public health authorities should consider commissioning a range of commercial weight loss programmes to help in the fight against obesity, University of Birmingham researchers have found.
Date:
01/03/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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