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Researchers are one step closer to developing eye drops to treat common sight loss condition

Researchers are one step closer to developing eye drops to treat common sight loss condition
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Date:
19/07/2018

Newly appointed Birmingham Fellow to establish new research group

Newly appointed Birmingham Fellow to establish new research group
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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

Birmingham professor appointed as Head of Scientific Affairs in joint WHO and DNDi initiative

Birmingham professor appointed as Head of Scientific Affairs in joint WHO and DNDi initiative
Description
Professor Laura Piddock was recently appointed to the position of Head of Scientific Affairs for the Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP), a joint initiative between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi).
Date:
04/05/2018

Research finds new mechanism that can cause the spread of deadly infection

Research finds new mechanism that can cause the spread of deadly infection
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a unique mechanism that drives the spread of a deadly infection.
Date:
27/04/2018

Scientists pinpoint single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerous

Scientists pinpoint single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerous
Description
Scientists have identified a single genetic change in Salmonella that is playing a key role in the devastating epidemic of bloodstream infections currently killing around 400,000 people each year in sub-Saharan Africa.
Date:
02/03/2018

International Development Minister praises Birmingham research supporting UK aid during University visit

International Development Minister praises Birmingham research supporting UK aid during University visit
Description
Birmingham research into the development of vaccines against bacterial infections has been highlighted during a visit to campus by the International Development Minister.
Date:
23/02/2018

Birmingham researchers awarded the Garrod Medal and the Gilbert Blane Medal

Birmingham researchers awarded the Garrod Medal and the Gilbert Blane Medal
Description
Professor Peter Hawkey and Dr Matthew O'Shea have been awarded the highly prestigious Garrod Medal and the Gilbert Blane Medal respectively.
Date:
02/02/2018

Prevention of antibiotic resistant infections in critically ill patients

Prevention of antibiotic resistant infections in critically ill patients
Description
Professor Willem Van Schaik, Professor in Microbiology and Infection, writes for the Birmingham Brief on the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Date:
05/12/2017

National Biofilms Innovation Centre

National Biofilms Innovation Centre
Description
The UK's world-class expertise in the research of biofilms has been recognised through the launch of a new National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC).
Date:
27/11/2017

University of Birmingham experts unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week

University of Birmingham experts unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham are uniting to support World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) from 13-19 November.
Date:
13/11/2017
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