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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

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
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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:
16/01/2019

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

New study reveals how T cells are exported from the thymus

Description
New research from the University of Birmingham is uncovering how T cells leave the thymus and enter the peripheral circulatory system.
Date:
05/12/2018

Wellcome Trust and Boston Consulting Group publish their report on the role of vaccines in combating antimicrobial resistance

Description
A report commissioned by the Wellcome Trust and produced by the Boston Consulting Group has been published which assesses the opportunities and challenges for developing vaccines to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Date:
09/10/2018

Lymph node structural cells rein in human immune responses, research finds

Lymph node structural cells rein in human immune responses, research finds
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New research led by the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute in Australia and the University of Birmingham has now veered away from traditional immunology by turning the spotlight on the structural cells that build and support the immune-rich environment of lymph nodes.
Date:
14/09/2018

Exercise could delay progression of Type 1 diabetes when first diagnosed

Exercise could delay progression of Type 1 diabetes when first diagnosed
Description
The findings of a study led by the University of Birmingham suggests that exercise during the first few months of diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes could delay the progression of the condition.
Date:
05/09/2018

Birmingham collaboration awarded important BBRSC grant

Birmingham collaboration awarded important BBRSC grant
Description
Dr Yang Zhang and Professor Kai-Michael Toellner, in collaboration with Dr Heather Long, have been awarded BBRSC project grant to study the migration of memory B cells.
Date:
03/09/2018
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