Randomised trials could help to return children safely to schools - study

Randomised trials could help to return children safely to schools - study
Description
Schools are closing again in response to surging levels of COVID-19 infection, but staging randomised trials when students eventually return could help to clarify when we should send children back to the classroom.
Date:
21/01/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Research reveals mental health impact of Covid-19 on hospital healthcare workers

Research reveals mental health impact of Covid-19 on hospital healthcare workers
Description
Hospital healthcare workers reported higher rates of clinically significant mental health symptoms following the initial Covid-19 pandemic peak in the UK, new research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed.
Date:
18/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Government is missing its key healthy ageing targets and must act now, report finds

Government is missing its key healthy ageing targets and must act now, report finds
Description
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted stark inequalities in healthy life expectancy, according to a report into healthy ageing published today.
Date:
15/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Early COVID-19 lockdown had less impact on urban air quality than first believed

Early COVID-19 lockdown had less impact on urban air quality than first believed
Description
The first COVID-19 lockdowns led to significant changes in urban air pollution levels in major cities around the world, but the changes were smaller than expected – a new study reveals.
Date:
13/01/2021
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Covid-19 genome sequencing project gets major upgrade

Covid-19 genome sequencing project gets major upgrade
Description
Supercomputing facilities set up to track the spread and evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic have received £1.2M in government funding to expand globally.
Date:
07/01/2021
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

New COVID-19 test gives positive result in just a few minutes

New COVID-19 test gives positive result in just a few minutes
Description
A new COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to less than five and delivers accurate results has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
06/01/2021
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences

New COVID-19 test gives positive result in just a few minutes

New COVID-19 test gives positive result in just a few minutes
Description
A new COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to less than five and delivers accurate results has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
05/01/2021
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences

Large study in UK NHS labs shows gold-standard accuracy of Oxford Nanopore's COVID-19 test LamPORE for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients

Large study in UK NHS labs shows gold-standard accuracy of Oxford Nanopore's COVID-19 test LamPORE for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients
Description
A study of more than 23,000 samples carried out by teams across the UK shows Oxford Nanopore's COVID-19 test, LamPORE, is highly accurate for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.
Date:
21/12/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University's chemical engineering expertise helps in fight against COVID-19

Description
Article summarizing the Chemical Engineering response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date:
02/12/2020
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

New Covid-19 asymptomatic testing site starts at the University of Birmingham

New Covid-19 asymptomatic testing site starts at the University of Birmingham
Description
An asymptomatic testing site (ATS) of lateral flow tests is launching at the University of Birmingham, as part of the Government's UK-wide continuing drive to increase the availability of mass testing.
Date:
26/11/2020
Categories:
Students
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