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Blog: Working from home as a laboratory research scientist

Blog: Working from home as a laboratory research scientist
Description
During this period of uncertaintity, we spoke to some of our researchers in a series of blog posts to find out what it's like to be a scientist and working from home.
Date:
02/04/2020

New study finds how gamma delta T cells recognise target cells

New study finds how gamma delta T cells recognise target cells
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New research from the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy has found how an important class of immune cells, gamma delta T cells (γδ T cells), is able to recognise target cells.
Date:
31/03/2020

UK oncologists launch joint project to track cancer patients with COVID-19

UK oncologists launch joint project to track cancer patients with COVID-19
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A team of oncologists have joined forces to launch the first cancer coronavirus registry in the world to track how cancer patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be impacted.
Date:
27/03/2020

The development of more accurate antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 is crucial and urgent

The development of more accurate antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 is crucial and urgent
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Work to develop tests to detect COVID-19 antibodies is urgent and critically important. Research at universities will be crucial in finding a solution to the current crisis, a University of Birmingham expert has said.
Date:
23/03/2020

Five-year MRC programme grant awarded to University researchers

Five-year MRC programme grant awarded to University researchers
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Professor Graham Anderson and his team have been successful in renewing their MRC programme grant 'Targeting New Mechanisms In The Control Of Thymus Function To Restore Balanced T-cell Production'.
Date:
12/03/2020

Birmingham named one of just six new Life Sciences Opportunity Zones

Birmingham named one of just six new Life Sciences Opportunity Zones
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The Birmingham Health Partners ecosystem has been awarded Life Sciences Opportunity Zone status by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Date:
20/02/2020

Scientists uncover new understanding of how antibodies target dangerous bacteria

Scientists uncover new understanding of how antibodies target dangerous bacteria
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A new study from the University of Birmingham has helped provide novel understanding into how to select antigens to target in vaccines or new treatments against bacterial infections.
Date:
13/02/2020

Birmingham researcher awarded £1.4 million CRUK Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship

Birmingham researcher awarded £1.4 million CRUK Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship
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Dr Shishir Shetty has been awarded a £1.4 million Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship from Cancer Research UK to further his research into liver cancer.
Date:
04/02/2020

BSI Tumour Immunology Group

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Professor Ben Willcox from the University of Birmingham's Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy writes for the British Society of Immunology on the UK-wide Tumour Immunology Group.
Date:
19/11/2019

Researchers discover new target recognised by T cells involved in gut immunosurveillance

Researchers discover new target recognised by T cells involved in gut immunosurveillance
Description
Researchers in the University of Birmingham's Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy have discovered a new target recognised by local T-cells involved in immunosurveillance in the gut.
Date:
19/11/2019
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