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Funding success for early career researchers

Funding success for early career researchers
Description
Four researchers from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences have received funding from the Academy of Medical Sciences, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and Cancer Research UK to further their scientific endeavours.
Date:
18/04/2019

More donor livers could be used for transplantation thanks to exciting new development

More donor livers could be used for transplantation thanks to exciting new development
Description
A procedure assessed by NICE and used in research led by the University of Birmingham has been hailed as an "exciting development" in increasing the number of livers which can be safely used for transplantation.
Date:
04/04/2019

BactiVac hosts successful 2nd Annual Network Meeting

BactiVac hosts successful 2nd Annual Network Meeting
Description
The 2nd Annual Network Meeting, held in March, gave those attending opportunities to broaden connections within the BactiVac Network membership and a forum for exchanging ideas and furthering research possibilities.
Date:
03/04/2019

University of Birmingham trials a new stromal cell immunotherapy for chronic liver disease

University of Birmingham trials a new stromal cell immunotherapy for chronic liver disease
Description
The University of Birmingham has launched a trial that could lead to a ground-breaking new way of treating people with two types of chronic liver disease.
Date:
03/04/2019

New research collaboration helps patients' own immune system fight cancer

New research collaboration helps patients' own immune system fight cancer
Description
New West Midlands-based research into cancer treatment will support patients who are fighting cancer in their blood and/or lymph system – especially those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Date:
01/04/2019

University of Birmingham researcher named in top 50 experts in Type 1 Diabetes

University of Birmingham researcher named in top 50 experts in Type 1 Diabetes
Description
Dr Parth Narendran has been named in Expertscape's most recent list of top 50 experts in Type 1 Diabetes in the United Kingdom.
Date:
01/03/2019

Up to £1 million funding awarded to develop bacterial vaccines in global fight against antimicrobial resistance

Up to £1 million funding awarded to develop bacterial vaccines in global fight against antimicrobial resistance
Description
The BactiVac Network up to £1 million funding to accelerate the development of bacterial vaccines in a bid to prevent infections occurring as part of the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Date:
30/01/2019

Birmingham researcher receives leading award for translational biomedical research

Birmingham researcher receives leading award for translational biomedical research
Description
University of Birmingham clinician scientist and hepatologist Dr Ye Htun Oo has been awarded £1.7 million to fund translational biomedical research into autoimmune liver diseases.
Date:
10/01/2019

Birmingham scientists to deliver key immunology expertise as part of Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award

Birmingham scientists to deliver key immunology expertise as part of Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award
Description
The University of Birmingham is part of a ground-breaking £3.5 million collaborative study which aims to engineer a working synthetic thymus – an essential organ in the body's immune system.
Date:
17/12/2018

Birmingham to lead ground-breaking research into patient experience of cell therapies

Birmingham to lead ground-breaking research into patient experience of cell therapies
Description
Birmingham health researchers, with industry partners including health technology companies Dignio and Datatrial, have been awarded £1.1 million by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)'s Innovate UK, to investigate patients' experience of cell and gene therapies.
Date:
10/12/2018
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