Scientists in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences have been awarded nearly £3 million from Cancer Research UK to investigate cancers that are resistant to treatment.
Dr Rachel Bayley, a Research Fellow within the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, will represent the University of Birmingham and join 600 of the most qualified young scientists from all over the world at the prestigious the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, in June 2018.
Professors Conny Bonifer and Peter Cockerill have found a way to restore healthy blood production in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) by helping cells stuck in an immature state to develop into mature blood cells, as Bloodwise reports.
Under the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), Dr Sovan Sarkar has been awarded the UKIERI DST Thematic Partnership Award with Dr Dhiraj Kumar at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in New Delhi, India.
Professor Pamela Kearns, Director of the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, writes for the Birmingham Brief on how current innovations in cancer medicines are not reaching children.
Dr Archana Sharma-Oates reports on the 'Ethnic Diversity in Cancer Genomics' workshop, funded by MRC Proximity to Discovery and facilitated by the UoB India Institute, that took place on 30 January 2018, bringing together scientists and clinicians from India, Africa and the UK.
Scientists at the University of Birmingham are set to receive a major cash boost for pioneering research into cancer.
Patients having surgery in low income countries are more likely to develop an infection than those in wealthier nations, which may be linked to drug-resistant bacteria, research led by the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh and Warwick suggests.
A patient who was given only 12 months to live four years ago has teamed up with his consultant to help launch a national campaign for Cancer Research UK.
A new nanopore technology for direct sequencing of long strands of DNA has resulted in the most complete human genome ever assembled with a single technology, scientists have revealed.