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New research to investigate methods of measuring heart function to improve care

New research to investigate methods of measuring heart function to improve care
Description
Dr Karina Bunting has been awarded a Career Development Fellowship to determine whether a new method of measuring heart function in patients with atrial fibrillation improves accuracy.
Date:
14/01/2022

Dr Nicolson awarded 2021 Science Communication Prize

Dr Nicolson awarded 2021 Science Communication Prize
Description
Dr Pip Nicholson, Clinical Lecturer in Haematology, is awarded this year's Furness Prize for Science Communication for showing excellence in science communication activities throughout the year.
Date:
20/12/2021

New clinical trial aims to improve heart protection during surgery in children

New clinical trial aims to improve heart protection during surgery in children
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A new clinical trial being led by the University of Birmingham and funded by the British Heart Foundation could help improve the recovery of children who undergo life-saving heart surgery.
Date:
10/12/2021

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

Kidney donation does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease for donors, research confirms

Kidney donation does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease for donors, research confirms
Description
The study has confirmed that donating a kidney does not have an adverse effect on a donor's cardiovascular system or blood pressure for at least five years.
Date:
21/09/2021

Artificial Intelligence approach helps to identify patients with heart failure that respond to beta-blocker treatment

Artificial Intelligence approach helps to identify patients with heart failure that respond to beta-blocker treatment
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new way to identify which patients with heart failure will benefit from treatment with beta-blockers.
Date:
31/08/2021

Birmingham scientists discover new piece of clotting puzzle

Birmingham scientists discover new piece of clotting puzzle
Description
In research that provides a new perspective on how blood clotting works in infectious and inflammatory diseases, Birmingham scientists have described a potential new target and strategy for anti-thrombotic therapy.
Date:
25/08/2021

New research to find out what damage diabetes does to the smallest blood vessels of the heart in order to develop new therapies

New research to find out what damage diabetes does to the smallest blood vessels of the heart in order to develop new therapies
Description
Dr Neena Kalia, Reader at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, has been awarded a three-year BHF research grant to find out what damage diabetes does to the smallest blood vessels of the heart.
Date:
04/08/2021

New Birmingham-Roche collaboration targets new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease

New Birmingham-Roche collaboration targets new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease
Description
A new £850k collaboration between Birmingham Health Partners and global biotechnology leaders Roche is set to improve both diagnosis and care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Date:
04/08/2021

Partnership will create the next generation of researchers to transform global healthcare

Partnership will create the next generation of researchers to transform global healthcare
Description
The Universities of Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham have launched a partnership training the next generation of leading researchers the skills required to transform our understanding and treatment of disease.
Date:
13/07/2021
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