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University academics named among the most eminent scientists and technologists in the UK and the Commonwealth

University academics named among the most eminent scientists and technologists in the UK and the Commonwealth
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Two of the University of Birmingham's leading scientists have been named amongst the most eminent scientists and technologists in the UK and the Commonwealth.
Date:
17/04/2019

Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat

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University of Birmingham experts joined medical professionals in India to set up an innovative research centre that will help to improve care for surgical patients.
Date:
17/04/2019

Research funding awarded to aid understanding of the environmental causes of cancer

Research funding awarded to aid understanding of the environmental causes of cancer
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Dr Eva Petermann has been awarded a grant from the MRC to predict and detect negative effects of pollution to aid understanding of the environmental causes of cancer and cancer development in general.
Date:
19/03/2019

Funding awarded to advance treatment of skeletal disorders in children

Funding awarded to advance treatment of skeletal disorders in children
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Professor Grant Stewart has received £246,993 from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and Sparks to fund research into the advancement of treatment of skeletal disorders.
Date:
01/03/2019

Ovarian cancer: Why identifying new approaches and challenging current treatment strategies is crucial to improving survival rates

Ovarian cancer: Why identifying new approaches and challenging current treatment strategies is crucial to improving survival rates
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Professor Sean Kehoe, Lawson Tait Professor of Gynaecological Cancer, writes on why identifying different approaches and challenging the accepted treatment strategies for patients with ovarian cancer is important.
Date:
19/02/2019

NIHR Clinician Scientist in Global Surgery Fellowship Awarded to Mr Aneel Bhangu

NIHR Clinician Scientist in Global Surgery Fellowship Awarded to Mr Aneel Bhangu
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Mr Aneel Bhangu has been awarded a prestigious NIHR Clinician Scientist in Global Surgery Fellowship which will support the development of major surgical research trials in low and middle income countries
Date:
13/02/2019

More die after surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined, study finds

More die after surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined, study finds
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New research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has found that giving young babies a general anaesthetic has no lasting impact on their brain development or behaviour.
Date:
04/02/2019

Leading scientist awarded £500,000 to investigate new blood test which could help spot bowel cancer sooner

Leading scientist awarded £500,000 to investigate new blood test which could help spot bowel cancer sooner
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A leading University of Birmingham scientist has been awarded a £500,000 grant from Cancer Research UK to investigate whether a new blood-based screening test could detect bowel cancer earlier.
Date:
07/01/2019

Study identifies three simple 'clinical risks' and two biomarkers that could be used to screen patients with irregular heart rhythm

Study identifies three simple 'clinical risks' and two biomarkers that could be used to screen patients with irregular heart rhythm
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found two biomarkers that could be used to identify a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation in patients who have three 'clinical risks'.
Date:
07/01/2019

Bernhard Baron Travelling Fellowship Prize awarded to Dr Jason Yap

Bernhard Baron Travelling Fellowship Prize awarded to Dr Jason Yap
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Dr Jason Yap has been awarded the Bernhard Baron Travelling Fellowship Prize from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to learn a new surgical technique for the treatment of women with lower genital tract malignancies.
Date:
12/12/2018
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