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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.
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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 drive world-leading research in Metabolism, Endocrinology and Reproduction. Metabolism is vital to life and affects all cells and systems in our body. We use cutting edge technologies and approaches to understand metabolic, hormonal and reproductive process. This will help to tackle disease more quickly – and effectively target the right people, with the right treatment, at the right time.
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Posted 28 November 2018
A leading expert in fetal medicine at the University of Birmingham has warned that there is 'little room for complacency' over a fall in twin stillbirth rates as the reason for this phenomenon are complex.
Posted 09 November 2018
Professor Davide Calebiro, Professor of Molecular Endocrinology and Wellcome Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, gave an outstanding inaugural lecture on hormone receptors at the Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, University of Birmingham, this month.
Posted 15 October 2018
Experts led by the University of Birmingham have produced the first internationally collaborative guidelines aimed at improving the treatment and diagnosis of a rare condition which causes devastating high brain pressure.
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