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Centre of Excellence award for Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Centre

Centre of Excellence award for Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Centre
Description
The Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology centre in Birmingham is officially world class after achieving prestigious international recognition.
Date:
30/11/2020

Bladder Cancer Research Centre launches at the University of Birmingham

Bladder Cancer Research Centre launches at the University of Birmingham
Description
A new research centre which aims to overcome barriers for a common, but often overlooked cancer has opened at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
05/11/2020

University receives two awards to mark gender equality

University receives two awards to mark gender equality
Description
The College of Medical and Dental Sciences has achieved the Athena SWAN Silver award from the Athena SWAN Foundation, recognising the College's commitment to gender equality.
Date:
15/10/2020

Lockdown school closures may have increased risk of abuse for vulnerable children, new UK study finds

Lockdown school closures may have increased risk of abuse for vulnerable children, new UK study finds
Description
The closure of schools as a result of COVID-19 lockdown measures may have harmed children as child abuse was not reported, a new study has found.
Date:
30/09/2020

Researchers develop guidelines for gender-based violence in Low and Middle Income Countries

Researchers develop guidelines for gender-based violence in Low and Middle Income Countries
Description
A collaborative team from across the University of Birmingham has developed the 'Ensure No 'Grab And Go Exploitative' guidelines as best practice in relation to gender-based violence research.
Date:
30/09/2020

Lockdown could have lasting effect on survivors of sexual violence and the services that support them, experts argue

Lockdown could have lasting effect on survivors of sexual violence and the services that support them, experts argue
Description
The lack of public acknowledgement of sexual violence against women and children during lockdown could have long-term implications not only for individuals but for support services, Birmingham experts argue.
Date:
25/09/2020

Over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs could be damaging the health of runners, new study finds

Over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs could be damaging the health of runners, new study finds
Description
A new study finds that over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly used to ease post-exercise aches and injuries, could be damaging the health of recreational runners.
Date:
03/07/2020

Medical students join forces with doctors on the front line to raise over £25,000 for charity

Medical students join forces with doctors on the front line to raise over £25,000 for charity
Description
Medical students from the University of Birmingham's Medical Society have teamed up with doctors on the front line as part of a sports competition that has seen over £25,000 raised for charitable causes.
Date:
29/05/2020

'Cell pores' discovery gives hope to millions of brain and spinal cord injury patients

'Cell pores' discovery gives hope to millions of brain and spinal cord injury patients
Description
Scientists at University of Birmingham have discovered a new treatment to dramatically reduce swelling after brain and spinal cord injuries, offering hope to 75 million victims worldwide each year.
Date:
21/05/2020

Medical students volunteer as call handlers to support ambulance service through COVID-19 pandemic

Medical students volunteer as call handlers to support ambulance service through COVID-19 pandemic
Description
A group of University of Birmingham medical students are using their skills to support the fight against COVID-19 by volunteering their time to train as call handlers with the West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS).
Date:
24/04/2020
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