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Milestone moment for the region's life science sector as construction on No. 1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus gets underway

Milestone moment for the region's life science sector as construction on No. 1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus gets underway
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Construction of No.1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus (BHIC) in Selly Oak is underway, marking a major milestone for the region's rapidly growing life sciences sector.
Date:
11/10/2021

One in seven patients miss cancer surgery during COVID lockdowns - study

One in seven patients miss cancer surgery during COVID lockdowns - study
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One in seven cancer patients around the world have missed out on potentially life-saving operations during COVID-19 lockdowns, a new study reveals.
Date:
06/10/2021

Higher rates of mutation alone are not to blame for age-related disease, study finds

Higher rates of mutation alone are not to blame for age-related disease, study finds
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Small mutations accumulating in DNA are unlikely to be fully responsible for the ageing process, finds a new study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham.
Date:
04/10/2021

Scientists discover new pathway that prevents bowel cancer treatment from working

Scientists discover new pathway that prevents bowel cancer treatment from working
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Leading scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a previously unknown pathway that prevents specific drugs from working in patients with bowel cancer.
Date:
13/09/2021

Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record

Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record
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A study led by University of Birmingham experts has been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the world's largest scientific collaboration - involving over 140,000 patients in 116 countries.
Date:
26/08/2021

New study to test third COVID-19 vaccine for people with weakened immune systems

New study to test third COVID-19 vaccine for people with weakened immune systems
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A new clinical trial led by the Universities of Birmingham and Glasgow has launched in the UK to determine whether a third dose of vaccine will improve the immune response for people who have weakened immune systems.
Date:
26/08/2021

Recent COVID-19 infection puts surgical patients at higher blood clot risk

Recent COVID-19 infection puts surgical patients at higher blood clot risk
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Surgical patients who have recently had COVID-19 are more likely to develop potentially fatal post-operative blood clots, a new global study reveals.
Date:
25/08/2021

Study shows low or undetectable immune response to double COVID-19 vaccination in patients with impaired immune systems

Study shows low or undetectable immune response to double COVID-19 vaccination in patients with impaired immune systems
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A significant proportion of clinically at-risk patients with certain immunocompromised or immunosuppressed conditions mount a low or undetectable immune response after two doses of the same COVID-19 vaccine
Date:
24/08/2021

Birmingham researchers confirm speed, simplicity and sensitivity for new COVID-19 test

Birmingham researchers confirm speed, simplicity and sensitivity for new COVID-19 test
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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have confirmed the speed, accuracy and simplicity of a novel, highly sensitive testing method for COVID-19.
Date:
18/08/2021

Patients who isolate before surgery are 20% more likely to develop post-operative lung complications, finds study

Patients who isolate before surgery are 20% more likely to develop post-operative lung complications, finds study
Description
Patients isolating before surgery - mainly to avoid COVID-19 and its complications – are at a 20% increased risk of developing post-operative lung complications compared with patients who do not isolate.
Date:
10/08/2021
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