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Birmingham scientists discover the earliest steps in the development of an immune response

Birmingham scientists discover the earliest steps in the development of an immune response
Description
The process of white blood cells responding to infections begins earlier than previously thought, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
15/09/2020

New study describes which cancer patients are more vulnerable to COVID-19

New study describes which cancer patients are more vulnerable to COVID-19
Description
A newly published study led by the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham has found that, compared to other cancers, patients with blood cancers are more vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Date:
27/08/2020

Flagship Cancer Research UK precision medicine trial highlights the need for a new approach in treating genomically complicated cancers

Flagship Cancer Research UK precision medicine trial highlights the need for a new approach in treating genomically complicated cancers
Description
A pioneering lung cancer study has highlighted important factors that will need to be considered in the next wave of precision medicine studies particularly in treating genomically complicated cancers.
Date:
15/07/2020

AACR-CRUK Transatlantic Fellowship Success for Dr Justin Loke

AACR-CRUK Transatlantic Fellowship Success for Dr Justin Loke
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Dr Justin Loke has become one of the first-ever recipients of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) – Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Transatlantic Fellowships.
Date:
10/07/2020

Minister visits University of Birmingham to mark Government's launch of R&D roadmap

Minister visits University of Birmingham to mark Government's launch of R&D roadmap
Description
Amanda Solloway MP, the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation recently visited the University of Birmingham to mark the launch of the Government's R&D roadmap.
Date:
09/07/2020

The Conversation: Autoimmune diseases: we discovered how to turn white blood cells from attacking the body to protecting it

The Conversation: Autoimmune diseases: we discovered how to turn white blood cells from attacking the body to protecting it
Description
Professors David Wraith and Peter Cockerill write for The Conversation on their research that has shown that you can stop the immune system attacking the nerves.
Date:
15/06/2020

First drugs announced in major COVID-19 drugs trial

First drugs announced in major COVID-19 drugs trial
Description
Two UK drugs companies will be the first to partner with the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford as part of a major new UK drugs trial to test potential therapeutics to treat patients hospitalised with COVID-19.
Date:
10/06/2020

Birmingham scientists 're-train' immune system to prevent attack of healthy cells in new UK study into autoimmune diseases

Birmingham scientists 're-train' immune system to prevent attack of healthy cells in new UK study into autoimmune diseases
Description
The body's immune system can be re-wired to prevent it from recognising its own proteins which, when attacked by the body, can cause autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis.
Date:
09/06/2020

Experts release new guidelines for studies into most effective treatments for HPV-positive throat cancer

Experts release new guidelines for studies into most effective treatments for HPV-positive throat cancer
Description
Heightened caution is needed when considering de-escalation trials for patients with Human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer (OPC), to ensure minimal harm to patients.
Date:
05/06/2020

COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death – global study

COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death – global study
Description
Patients undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death, a new global study published in The Lancet reveals.
Date:
29/05/2020
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