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Pioneering children's cancer research role to speed up crucial clinical trials

Pioneering children's cancer research role to speed up crucial clinical trials
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University of Birmingham researchers are leading the way with a ground-breaking role to enable more children with the rare cancer neuroblastoma to access potentially life-saving clinical trials more quickly.
Date:
11/06/2018

Leading neurosurgeon appointed Chair of the newly-established Birmingham Brain Cancer Programme

Leading neurosurgeon appointed Chair of the newly-established Birmingham Brain Cancer Programme
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The Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences recently appointed Professor Colin Watts as Chair of the Birmingham Brain Cancer Programme. He joins Birmingham from the University of Cambridge, bringing with him over 25 years of clinical experience,
Date:
08/06/2018

Trial to test new treatment combination for children and adults with leukaemia

Trial to test new treatment combination for children and adults with leukaemia
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A clinical trial testing a new treatment combination in patients with leukaemia launches through the Combinations Alliance, a joint initiative between Cancer Research UK and the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMC) Network based at University of Birmingham.
Date:
31/05/2018

Birmingham scientists link with hospital partners in China on data science health project

Birmingham scientists link with hospital partners in China on data science health project
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University of Birmingham data science experts today signed an agreement to join forces with one of China's best and biggest hospitals to gather, organise and analyse patient information under related laws and regulations from both countries and help improve healthcare for thousands of people.
Date:
24/05/2018

Health experts in Birmingham and Guangzhou set up joint research institute

Health experts in Birmingham and Guangzhou set up joint research institute
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The University of Birmingham and Guangzhou Women & Children's Medical Center today signed an agreement to establish a Joint Research Institute (JRI) that will use health data to help tackle childhood diseases.
Date:
24/05/2018

University of Birmingham receives funding for powerful new instrument to study molecules in 'exquisite detail'

University of Birmingham receives funding for powerful new instrument to study molecules in 'exquisite detail'
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The University of Birmingham has won funding for a powerful new piece of technology called a spectrometer which will allow scientists to better gain insights into the molecular basis of human health – including the progression of cancer and infectious diseases.
Date:
18/05/2018

Scientists awarded £3 million to investigate cancers that are resistant to treatment

Scientists awarded £3 million to investigate cancers that are resistant to treatment
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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.
Date:
15/03/2018

Birmingham scientist selected to participate in the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Birmingham scientist selected to participate in the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
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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.
Date:
12/03/2018

Bloodwise: Fighting AML by getting white blood cells to grow up

Bloodwise: Fighting AML by getting white blood cells to grow up
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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.
Date:
21/02/2018

Autophagy research collaboration on tuberculosis using human stem cells with International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in New Delhi

Autophagy research collaboration on tuberculosis using human stem cells with International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in New Delhi
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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.
Date:
16/02/2018
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