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Birmingham Fellow wins award to study links between antibiotics and fungal infections

Birmingham Fellow wins award to study links between antibiotics and fungal infections
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Dr Rebecca Drummond, a Birmingham Fellow who recently established a research group at the University of Birmingham, has won an award from the British Infection Association to study the links between antibiotic treatment and fungal diseases.
Date:
17/07/2018

Next steps for the Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre

Next steps for the Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre
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Professor Philip Newsome, Director of the Midlands and Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (MW-ATTC), recently spoke about the latest developments for the Centre, as well as the benefits of collaborative working.
Date:
09/07/2018

Breakthrough collaboration to receive thymus tissue samples

Breakthrough collaboration to receive thymus tissue samples
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Professor Graham Anderson has established a collaboration with Mr Nigel Drury, a Clinician Scientist and Consultant in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery at Birmingham Children's Hospital, to receive matched thymus and blood samples from children undergoing corrective cardiac surgery.
Date:
09/07/2018

Birmingham doctor wins Young Investigator Award

Description
Dr Wei-Yu Lu, a Birmingham Fellow within the Centre for Liver and Gastrointestinal Research, has been awarded the Young Investigator Research Award from PSC Partners Seeking a Cure.
Date:
04/07/2018

Newly appointed Birmingham Fellow to establish new research group

Newly appointed Birmingham Fellow to establish new research group
Description
Dr Rebecca Drummond recently joined the Institutes of Immunology and Immunotherapy and Microbiology and Infection as a Birmingham Fellow. Dr Drummond will be establishing a new research group that aims to understand how the immune system senses and responds to fungal infections.
Date:
18/06/2018

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

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

Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship Success for Dr Sarah Dimeloe

Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship Success for Dr Sarah Dimeloe
Description
Dr Sarah Dimeloe recently joined the University of Birmingham to further her research into the metabolism of immune cells in health and disease, which has now received a significant boost, in the form of a highly sought-after research grant from the European Commission.
Date:
10/05/2018

Birmingham professor wins grant for Chinese collaboration

Birmingham professor wins grant for Chinese collaboration
Description
Professor Graham Anderson has been awarded a Royal Society International Exchange grant to initiate collaborative research with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.
Date:
10/05/2018

Spinal fluid could be used to predict the progression of multiple sclerosis, study finds

Spinal fluid could be used to predict the progression of multiple sclerosis, study finds
Description
A study led by the University of Birmingham has found that analysis of fluid in the spine could be used to predict the future progression of multiple sclerosis.
Date:
10/05/2018

Research identifies novel unconventional type of immune cell capable of fighting viral infections

Research identifies novel unconventional type of immune cell capable of fighting viral infections
Description
Research led by the University of Birmingham has identified a novel unconventional type of immune cell capable of fighting viral infections.
Date:
04/05/2018
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