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Scientists discover how nature controls the level at which 'superbug' E.coli clones evolve to take over the human gut

Scientists discover how nature controls the level at which 'superbug' E.coli clones evolve to take over the human gut
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A 'superbug' clone of E. coli has evolved to prevent itself from becoming so dominant that it could potentially wipe out the bacteria from existence, scientists led by the University of Birmingham have discovered.
Date:
23/04/2019

Funding success for early career researchers

Funding success for early career researchers
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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

BactiVac hosts successful 2nd Annual Network Meeting

BactiVac hosts successful 2nd Annual Network Meeting
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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

Professor Gurdyal Besra is awarded 2020 Morton Lecture by the Biochemical Society

Professor Gurdyal Besra is awarded 2020 Morton Lecture by the Biochemical Society
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The 2020 Morton Lecture has been awarded to Professor Gurdyal S. Besra in recognition of his outstanding contribution to lipid biochemistry.
Date:
28/03/2019

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
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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 experts join Chinese counterparts in superbug battle

Birmingham experts join Chinese counterparts in superbug battle
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) experts at the University of Birmingham are joining forces with their counterparts in China in the battle against superbugs – potentially helping to save many thousands of lives.
Date:
20/12/2018

Study discovers over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in the bacteria that inhabit the human gut

Study discovers over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in the bacteria that inhabit the human gut
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A study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has used an innovative approach to identify thousands of antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that inhabit the human gut.
Date:
30/11/2018

Three researchers from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences named in global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List

Three researchers from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences named in global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List
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A global list of the most highly cited researchers has found three academics from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences to be among the most influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe.
Date:
29/11/2018

University leads pioneering research to find solutions to the global threat of antimicrobial resistance

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While this week marks World Antibiotic Awareness Week, experts at the University of Birmingham are carrying out pioneering research to find real world solutions to the global threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Date:
12/11/2018

Irrigating vegetables with wastewater in African cities may spread disease

Irrigating vegetables with wastewater in African cities may spread disease
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Urban farmers growing vegetables to feed millions of people in Africa's ever-growing cities could unwittingly be helping to spread disease by irrigating crops with wastewater, a new study reveals.
Date:
18/10/2018
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