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New blood cancer gene defect can be treated with existing drugs

New blood cancer gene defect can be treated with existing drugs
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A defective gene normally found in blood cancers could be treated with drugs already available for cancers with similar gene defects, scientists reveal.
Date:
21/01/2022

University of Birmingham announces five new diabetes research studies

University of Birmingham announces five new diabetes research studies
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The University of Birmingham today announces the launch of five new major studies aimed at improving the prevention, treatment and management of type 1 diabetes – with a particular focus on children and young adults.
Date:
20/12/2021

Omicron may cause 100,000 cancelled operations in England this winter

Omicron may cause 100,000 cancelled operations in England this winter
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An additional 100,000 elective operations could be cancelled in England this winter as a result of the Omicron wave leading to increased hospital admissions, a new study reveals.
Date:
20/12/2021

Urgent changes needed to global guidelines designed to stop surgical infection

Urgent changes needed to global guidelines designed to stop surgical infection
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Wound infections are the most common problem after surgery, particularly in developing countries, but promised innovations to tackle the issue do not work and global guidance needs changing, a new study reveals.
Date:
02/11/2021

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
Description
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
Description
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
Description
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
Description
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
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