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Birmingham professor awarded Weizmann Institute joint programme grant

Birmingham professor awarded Weizmann Institute joint programme grant
Description
Professor Dirk-Peter Herten at the ICVS has received the Weizmann-UK Joint Research Programme Award to improve spatial resolution and quantitative assessment of fluorescently labelled proteins in cells
Date:
03/06/2020

COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death – global study

COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death – global study
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Patients undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death,a new global study published in The Lancet reveals.
Date:
29/05/2020

Birmingham researcher wins Programme Grant from the National Institutes of Health

Birmingham researcher wins Programme Grant from the National Institutes of Health
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Dr Neil Morgan has been awarded a (Multi PI) R01 Programme Grant from the National Institutes of Health (USA) to research the role of the SLFN14 gene in megakaryopoiesis and platelet development.
Date:
26/05/2020

High doses of vitamin D supplementation has no benefit in preventing or treating COVID-19

High doses of vitamin D supplementation has no benefit in preventing or treating COVID-19
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Scientists from the UK, Europe and the USA, including experts from the University of Birmingham, have published a vitamin D consensus paper warning against high doses of vitamin D supplementation.
Date:
21/05/2020

Global webinar launch – 'Living with the Pandemic in LMICs'

Global webinar launch – 'Living with the Pandemic in LMICs'
Description
University of Birmingham experts will discuss how research can help people living in Low- and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) to stay safe during the current coronavirus pandemic in the first of a new webinar series.
Date:
19/05/2020

Birmingham epilepsy researcher secures prestigious fellowship

Birmingham epilepsy researcher secures prestigious fellowship
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Dr Wessel Woldman, Research Fellow from the Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine at the University of Birmingham has been appointed an Emerging Leader Fellowship from Epilepsy Research UK.
Date:
19/05/2020

COVID-19 disruption will lead to 28 million surgeries cancelled worldwide

COVID-19 disruption will lead to 28 million surgeries cancelled worldwide
Description
Over 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – leading to patients facing a lengthy wait for their health issues to be resolved, a new study reveals.
Date:
15/05/2020

Researchers launch race to develop sustainable COVID-19 vaccine delivery

Researchers launch race to develop sustainable COVID-19 vaccine delivery
Description
Scientists are launching a major new research project in India that will help to engineer an efficient and sustainable delivery mechanism – ready to get an eventual COVID-19 vaccine to billions of people.
Date:
07/05/2020

Data scientists' global battle to create air quality forecast solution in Uganda

Data scientists' global battle to create air quality forecast solution in Uganda
Description
Data scientists are taking part in a global competition to create a computer process that will accurately predict air quality in Uganda.
Date:
30/04/2020

Chinese partners send protective gear to help Birmingham's COVID battle

Chinese partners send protective gear to help Birmingham's COVID battle
Description
University of Birmingham partners across China have joined forces to send protective equipment that medical and care staff in the West Midlands can use in the ongoing battle against coronavirus.
Date:
23/04/2020
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