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Birmingham scientists discover the earliest steps in the development of an immune response

Birmingham scientists discover the earliest steps in the development of an immune response
Description
The process of white blood cells responding to infections begins earlier than previously thought, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
15/09/2020

Behind the mask: Study shows COVID-19 exposure and viral carriage in health care workers

Behind the mask: Study shows COVID-19 exposure and viral carriage in health care workers
Description
2.4% of asymptomatic health care workers at work in Birmingham were carriers of the SARS-CoV-2 virus a new study by the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has found.
Date:
11/09/2020

University of Birmingham immunologist to lead major UK study to search for answers on COVID-19

University of Birmingham immunologist to lead major UK study to search for answers on COVID-19
Description
A major new project, led by a University of Birmingham immunologist, is one of three new UK-wide studies that will receive funding from UKRI and NIHR to understand immune responses to the novel coronavirus.
Date:
28/08/2020

New study describes which cancer patients are more vulnerable to COVID-19

New study describes which cancer patients are more vulnerable to COVID-19
Description
A newly published study led by the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham has found that, compared to other cancers, patients with blood cancers are more vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Date:
27/08/2020

Breakthrough antibodies test to detect COVID-19 cases launches in Birmingham

Breakthrough antibodies test to detect COVID-19 cases launches in Birmingham
Description
A new test to detect COVID-19 antibodies in people with mild symptoms has been launched by The Binding Site in collaboration with the University of Birmingham's Clinical Immunology Service.
Date:
27/08/2020

Coronavirus-related children's diseases linked to blood cell changes

Coronavirus-related children's diseases linked to blood cell changes
Description
A disease occurring in children and linked to COVID-19 has significant changes in white blood cells.
Date:
11/08/2020

Flagship Cancer Research UK precision medicine trial highlights the need for a new approach in treating genomically complicated cancers

Flagship Cancer Research UK precision medicine trial highlights the need for a new approach in treating genomically complicated cancers
Description
A pioneering lung cancer study has highlighted important factors that will need to be considered in the next wave of precision medicine studies particularly in treating genomically complicated cancers.
Date:
15/07/2020

Minister visits University of Birmingham to mark Government's launch of R&D roadmap

Minister visits University of Birmingham to mark Government's launch of R&D roadmap
Description
Amanda Solloway MP, the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation recently visited the University of Birmingham to mark the launch of the Government's R&D roadmap.
Date:
09/07/2020

Clinician Engineer Hub launches free educational content

Clinician Engineer Hub launches free educational content
Description
Now in its 2nd year, the Clinician Engineer Hub, an international network aimed at bridging the gap between medicine and engineering has launched a series of educational material in webinar form.
Date:
09/07/2020

Where we stand with antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2

Where we stand with antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2
Description
Professor of Immunology and Director of the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy comments on a recent Cochrane review discussing antibody tests for identification of current and past infection with SARS-CoV-2.
Date:
30/06/2020
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