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Research aims to find new treatment for secondary brain damage

Research aims to find new treatment for secondary brain damage
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A new research project aimed at discovering if selective P2X7 receptor blocker drugs can be repurposed to treat patients with secondary brain damage has been launched by the Universities of Birmingham and Cambridge.
Date:
09/03/2021

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts launches innovative 'Nurse in Residence' scheme

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts launches innovative 'Nurse in Residence' scheme
Description
Thanks to a major grant of £40,000 from the Art Fund's Respond & Reimagine scheme, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham is launching a major health and wellbeing initiative for 2021.
Date:
22/01/2021

Dental experts discover biological imbalance is the reason for link between gum and kidney disease

Dental experts discover biological imbalance is the reason for link between gum and kidney disease
Description
A new study has found that an imbalance of the body's oxygen producing free radicals and its antioxidant cells could be the reason why gum disease and chronic kidney disease affect each other.
Date:
05/01/2021

High performance, low cost ventilator project awarded grant of £768k by UKRI

High performance, low cost ventilator project awarded grant of £768k by UKRI
Description
An international team of scientists and engineers have been awarded a grant of £768K by UKRI as part of the Newton Fund's Agile Response Call to develop high performance, low cost ventilators.
Date:
15/12/2020

Framework to improve training for children's palliative care professionals to launch in the UK and Ireland

Framework to improve training for children's palliative care professionals to launch in the UK and Ireland
Description
A new educational framework and toolkit will be launched in the UK and Ireland this week to improve training and guidance for those providing palliative and end of life care for children.
Date:
03/12/2020

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
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