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

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

Liver perfusion could save 7 in 10 rejected donor livers

Liver perfusion could save 7 in 10 rejected donor livers
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A major study investigating the effectiveness of liver perfusion as a technique to improve the function of donor livers that would have otherwise been rejected has shown that up to 7 in every 10 could be used.
Date:
16/06/2020

The Conversation: Autoimmune diseases: we discovered how to turn white blood cells from attacking the body to protecting it

The Conversation: Autoimmune diseases: we discovered how to turn white blood cells from attacking the body to protecting it
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Professors David Wraith and Peter Cockerill write for The Conversation on their research that has shown that you can stop the immune system attacking the nerves.
Date:
15/06/2020

Birmingham scientists 're-train' immune system to prevent attack of healthy cells in new UK study into autoimmune diseases

Birmingham scientists 're-train' immune system to prevent attack of healthy cells in new UK study into autoimmune diseases
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The body's immune system can be re-wired to prevent it from recognising its own proteins which, when attacked by the body, can cause autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis.
Date:
09/06/2020

Birmingham designed test confirms COVID-19 as trigger for rare Kawasaki-like syndrome in children

Birmingham designed test confirms COVID-19 as trigger for rare Kawasaki-like syndrome in children
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A test developed in Birmingham has offered evidence confirming COVID-19 to be the cause of a newly emerged multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, who have tested negative for the virus by the PCR test.
Date:
08/06/2020

Blog: How to stay productive during lockdown

Blog: How to stay productive during lockdown
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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:
29/05/2020

COVID-19 mortality in cancer patients is not significantly affected by anti-cancer treatments, study finds

COVID-19 mortality in cancer patients is not significantly affected by anti-cancer treatments, study finds
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A new study led by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford has found the mortality rate in cancer patients who are assessed or treated in hospital with COVID-19 is not significantly affected by anti-cancer treatments.
Date:
28/05/2020

Three Birmingham Professors announced as Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows

Three Birmingham Professors announced as Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows
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Three professors from the University of Birmingham have been named among the UK's most prominent biomedical and health scientists by the Academy of Medical Sciences in its prestigious list of Fellows.
Date:
14/05/2020

Study finds new group of lung cancer patients could benefit from immunotherapy treatment

Study finds new group of lung cancer patients could benefit from immunotherapy treatment
Description
A clinical trial from the University of Birmingham has found that a new group of patients with lung cancer could benefit from immunotherapy treatment.
Date:
12/05/2020

Birmingham experts join forces to improve COVID-19 antibody diagnosis

Birmingham experts join forces to improve COVID-19 antibody diagnosis
Description
Birmingham experts are working together on improving detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies – the best way of fighting the disease as the search for a vaccine continues.
Date:
15/04/2020
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