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Developing a smart legal framework for emerging food technologies and future innovation

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Developing a smart legal framework for emerging food technologies and future innovation.
Date:
26/07/2023

QMS - three new SOPs

QMS - three new SOPs
Description
New SOPs - Project Setup SOP, Essential Documents Development and Maintenance SOP and Clinical Research Quality Manual - will become effective as of 04-Apr-2022 and are applicable to clinical studies and clinical trials.
Date:
29/03/2022

QMS - eight new SOPs

QMS - eight new SOPs
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New SOPs: Medicinal Product Management SOP, Investigator Site Management SOP, and six laboratory related SOPs. These SOPs became effective as of 14-Mar-2022 and are applicable to clinical studies and clinical trials.
Date:
23/03/2022

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing Award Success

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing Award Success
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The University of Birmingham's Institute of Inflammation and Ageing has been awarded four major grants.
Date:
05/01/2022

Dr Nicolson awarded 2021 Science Communication Prize

Dr Nicolson awarded 2021 Science Communication Prize
Description
Dr Pip Nicholson, Clinical Lecturer in Haematology, is awarded this year's Furness Prize for Science Communication for showing excellence in science communication activities throughout the year.
Date:
20/12/2021

News-Medical | Using the contraceptive pill to reduce risk of type-2 diabetes in women with PCOS

News-Medical | Using the contraceptive pill to reduce risk of type-2 diabetes in women with PCOS
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In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Professor Weibke Arlt about her recent research into how the contraceptive pill affects type 2 diabetes in women with PCOS.
Date:
30/11/2021

Researchers awarded vital funding to explore treatment to slow rare liver disease

Researchers awarded vital funding to explore treatment to slow rare liver disease
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LifeArc and PSC Support jointly award £898,774 for new research into primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare disease where the body attacks its own liver, causing inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts.
Date:
26/11/2021

Study exposes risks and benefits of virtual consultations with doctors

Study exposes risks and benefits of virtual consultations with doctors
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So-called 'telemedicine' is less diagnostically accurate than in-person consultations and could increase health inequalities and barriers to accessing appropriate care.
Date:
04/11/2021

New drug treatment regimen shows promise for patients with lupus

New drug treatment regimen shows promise for patients with lupus
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New drug treatment regimen, using belimumab soon after rituximab, reduced a disease-related autoantibody and severe disease flares in lupus patients.
Date:
03/11/2021

Research shows mass production can make customised PPE

Research shows mass production can make customised PPE
Description
Research shows mass production can make customised PPE for healthcare workers
Date:
02/11/2021

Towards a brighter future for endocrinology research

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Professor Chris McCabe, Professor of Molecular Endocrinology at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, talks about the future of endocrinology research in the anniversary issue of The Endocrinologist.
Date:
28/10/2021

Leading diabetes social media influencers revealed

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New research reveals that Dr Abd Tahrani is featured as being in the top five most active social media users who participate in the UK's online diabetes debate and who has published the most diabetes related posts.
Date:
28/10/2021

Winner Joe Plater BTF Thyroid Cancer Research Award 2021

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Professor Chris McCabe is featured in a British Thyroid Foundation news story about being awarded the Joe Plater BTF Thyroid Cancer Research Award 2021 for his thyroid cancer research.
Date:
28/10/2021

Specific cell population plays a key role in the affect arthritis has on the body and the pain patients feel, study finds

Specific cell population plays a key role in the affect arthritis has on the body and the pain patients feel, study finds
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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have led a study which has identified a new specific population of cells that plays a key role in the affect arthritis has on the body and the subsequent pain felt by patients.
Date:
27/10/2021

QMS - two new SOPs

QMS - two new SOPs
Description
New Compliance Review SOP and Project Oversight & Quality Management SOP. These SOPs will both become effectiv as of 25-Oct-2021, and are applicable to clinical studies and clinical trials.
Date:
08/10/2021

Research provides new insight into fundamental workings of the immune system in response to therapy to treat skin cancer

Research provides new insight into fundamental workings of the immune system in response to therapy to treat skin cancer
Description
New research suggests that skin cancer patients could have a better prognosis if their T cells send messages from five specific genes in their immune response to drugs given to treat the disease.
Date:
16/09/2021

University of Birmingham scientists in new COVID-19 study

University of Birmingham scientists in new COVID-19 study
Description
University of Birmingham researchers are part of a new study seeking to understand why some people become infected with COVID-19 after vaccination or prior infection while others do not.
Date:
14/09/2021

New spinout Empower Therapeutics sets its sights on reducing pain 'chronification'

New spinout Empower Therapeutics sets its sights on reducing pain 'chronification'
Description
The University of Birmingham, UK, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore have created a new spinout, Empower Therapeutics, to commercialise a simple, reliable (EEG)-based biomarker for pain sensitivity.
Date:
27/08/2021

New clinical risk management tools are needed to prevent COVID-19 deaths, say experts

New clinical risk management tools are needed to prevent COVID-19 deaths, say experts
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A new study exposes the dire need for new clinical risk management tools to help hospital healthcare workers prevent the deaths and intensive care admissions of BAME COVID-19 patients with pneumoni.
Date:
16/08/2021

Researcher shares the importance of working with patient research partners to get to the heart of the research question

Researcher shares the importance of working with patient research partners to get to the heart of the research question
Description
Dr Amy Naylor is a Senior Research Fellow and member of the Rheumatology Research Group within the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing.
Date:
12/08/2021
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