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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

Spanish 'flu: revisiting the world's most lethal pandemic

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Professor Robin May, Director of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection writes for The Birmingham Brief.
Date:
22/11/2018

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

Happy first birthday, BactiVac Network!

Happy first birthday, BactiVac Network!
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The BactiVac Network is marking its first year of connecting scientists, clinicians, industry and policy makers across the world.
Date:
14/08/2018

Professor receives award for significant contribution to antimicrobial resistance research

Professor receives award for significant contribution to antimicrobial resistance research
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The University of Birmingham's Professor Laura Piddock has been given a prestigious award for her work in tackling the global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Date:
31/07/2018

New database launches in a bid to develop new drugs in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

New database launches in a bid to develop new drugs in the fight against antimicrobial resistance
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A new and first of its kind database has been launched listing compounds that could be used to develop new antibiotics in a bid to tackle the global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Date:
26/07/2018

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
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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
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