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Engineering healthcare solutions with the Clinician Engineer Hub

Engineering healthcare solutions with the Clinician Engineer Hub
Description
ClinHacks, a medical-themed hackathon will be held virtually on March 13-14, 2021, bringing together over 200 innovators from all over the world with the common goal of creating solutions to a clinical problem.
Date:
02/02/2021

Research reveals new insight into why breastfed babies have improved immune systems

Research reveals new insight into why breastfed babies have improved immune systems
Description
New insight into the biological mechanisms of the long-term positive health effects of breastfeeding in preventing disorders of the immune system in later life.
Date:
14/01/2021

West Midlands research study reveals attitudes to vaccines

West Midlands research study reveals attitudes to vaccines
Description
A recent survey undertaken by the University of Birmingham is believed to be the first cross-sectional survey to examine the various factors influencing the uptake of a potential approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Date:
08/01/2021

New research highlights the importance of the thymus in successful pregnancies

New research highlights the importance of the thymus in successful pregnancies
Description
Findings from an international group of researchers reveal important changes that occur in the thymus to prevent miscarriages and gestational diabetes.
Date:
23/12/2020

Landmark non-alcoholic fatty liver disease trial identifies new treatment

Landmark non-alcoholic fatty liver disease trial identifies new treatment
Description
An international trial providing one of the lead investigators has identified a potential drug therapy to reverse non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – a condition for which there is currently no approved treatment.
Date:
14/12/2020

Better education needed to give patients improved understanding of gene therapies, new review highlights

Better education needed to give patients improved understanding of gene therapies, new review highlights
Description
A new review of research bringing together patient, carer and public views of cell and gene therapies has highlighted a need for appropriate education to better inform patients.
Date:
08/12/2020

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

Obesity, age and BAME ethnicity associated with higher COVID-19 antibody levels

Obesity, age and BAME ethnicity associated with higher COVID-19 antibody levels
Description
Researchers studying a group of UK healthcare workers discovered that non-white individuals recovering from COVID-19 displayed higher antibody levels than white individuals.
Date:
23/11/2020

New study could help scientists more effectively utilise T-Cell technologies to better understand immune responses

New study could help scientists more effectively utilise T-Cell technologies to better understand immune responses
Description
A comparison of key research tools used to study different types of T-cell receptor signals has identified important features of existing technologies that could allow scientists to better understand immune responses.
Date:
05/11/2020

£800,000 Medical Research Council grant awarded to Birmingham Fellow and Birmingham Professor

£800,000 Medical Research Council grant awarded to Birmingham Fellow and Birmingham Professor
Description
Dr Sarah Dimeloe and Professor Gareth Lavery have been awarded a New Investigator Research Grant from the Medical Research Council for their research interrogating T cell metabolism.
Date:
05/11/2020
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