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Young women in UK face unnecessary surgery for suspected appendicitis

Young women in UK face unnecessary surgery for suspected appendicitis
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Thousands of young women are unnecessarily admitted to UK hospitals and undergo surgery they do not need each year in the NHS, a new study reveals.
Date:
04/12/2019

Leading neurosurgeon highlights importance of brain tumour research

Leading neurosurgeon highlights importance of brain tumour research
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Professor Colin Watts, Chair of the Birmingham Brain Cancer Program, highlights the importance of brain tumour research.
Date:
25/10/2019

Anti-malarial drug can make cancer chemotherapy more effective

Anti-malarial drug can make cancer chemotherapy more effective
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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have found an anti-malarial drug was effective in treating head and neck cancer in mice.
Date:
25/09/2019

Birmingham researcher awarded 1st prize for oral presentation at prestigious annual scientific meeting

Birmingham researcher awarded 1st prize for oral presentation at prestigious annual scientific meeting
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Monica Nafria, PhD student in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, has been awarded 1st prize for best oral presentation at the International Society for Experimental Haematology annual meeting.
Date:
14/09/2019

Removing cancer's protective barrier could boost immunotherapy treatments

Removing cancer's protective barrier could boost immunotherapy treatments
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University of Birmingham scientists may have found a way to pull down the protective wall that surrounds tumours, potentially re-exposing them to the killing power of the immune system and immunotherapy treatments.
Date:
27/08/2019

Birmingham collaboration awarded international MRC Newton Fund prostrate cancer grant

Birmingham collaboration awarded international MRC Newton Fund prostrate cancer grant
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An international team from the University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham in the UK and the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, has been awarded £660,000 to study prostate cancer.
Date:
07/08/2019

Three Birmingham scientists awarded £4 million by Cancer Research UK

Three Birmingham scientists awarded £4 million by Cancer Research UK
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Three researchers from the University of Birmingham have been awarded more than £4 million by Cancer Research UK for their work to investigate new personalised cancer treatments.
Date:
07/08/2019

Hidden chemistry in flowers shown to kill cancer cells

Hidden chemistry in flowers shown to kill cancer cells
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown that it's possible to produce a compound with anti-cancer properties directly from feverfew – a common flowering garden plant.
Date:
01/08/2019

Leading population geneticist is appointed Junior Group Leader

Leading population geneticist is appointed Junior Group Leader
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The Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences recently appointed Dr Marc Haber as Junior Group Leader. He joins Birmingham from the Wellcome Sanger Institute bringing with him extensive experience in population genetics.
Date:
24/07/2019

Second Birmingham Symposium on Genome Structure and Function - 4th - 5th July 2019

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Second Birmingham Symposium on Genome Structure and Function - 4th to 5th July 2019, Birmingham Centre for Genome Biology
Date:
19/07/2019
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