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Birmingham has been at the forefront of transplants since the pioneering work of Sir Peter Medawar. Our researchers are continuing his legacy.
Our research focuses on understanding the drivers of age-related inflammation, how this contributes to age-related disease and developing innovative ways to improve health in old age.
Developing the use of sensors and clocks in innovative, ground-breaking technologies to change the future landscapes of healthcare, transport, defence, civil engineering and more.
Academia partnering with business, investigating, developing and co-creating robust and innovative solutions to achieve responsible business success. Building the foundations for a more responsible and sustainable future.
We are working with partners across the globe to understand how to save lives at risk from poor air quality.
Birmingham academics work on major issues in international ethics and global justice and train the next generation of students to tackle these issues.
We explore what it means to be human – in historical and cultural contexts, within ethical and legal norms and through languages and communication.
From atoms to astronomy, computers to cars and robots to robust materials, our goal is to transform our understanding of the world to make life easier, healthier and more sustainable.
Across the breadth of life and environmental sciences we discover, apply and translate science, forging major advances in human and environmental health.
With over 1,000 academic staff researchers and around £80 million new research funding per year, we are dedicated to performing world-leading research with the ultimate goal of improving human health.
We address the challenges facing society and the economy, from shedding light on the refugee crisis, to character education in schools, through to developing leaders in the NHS.
We put our hearts and, more importantly, our world-leading expertise into discovering more about the causes, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, the world’s biggest killer. We are international leaders in several areas of cardiovascular research, including atrial fibrillation, thrombosis/thrombo-inflammation and vascular biology.
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Posted 29 November 2018
A global list of the most highly cited researchers has found three academics from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences to be among the most influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe.
Posted 26 October 2018
New research by the University of Birmingham and funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) will study the damage caused to the smallest vessels of the heart following a heart attack.
Posted 23 October 2018
Dr Alexander Brill, a Birmingham Research Fellow, has been awarded a £206,323 grant from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to research mechanisms that would efficiently protect against thrombosis but leave intact normal anti-bleeding mechanisms, a process known as haemostasis
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