Latest news

Vitamin D deficiency linked to metabolic changes in patients with lupus

Vitamin D deficiency linked to metabolic changes in patients with lupus
Description
Patients with lupus are more likely to have metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance – both factors linked to heart disease – if they have lower vitamin D levels, a new study reveals.
Date:
30/03/2021

Rugby study identifies new method to diagnose concussion using saliva

Rugby study identifies new method to diagnose concussion using saliva
Description
A study of top-flight UK rugby players has identified a method of accurately diagnosing concussion using saliva, paving the way for the first non-invasive clinical test for concussion for use in sport and other settings.
Date:
23/03/2021

Research aims to find new treatment for secondary brain damage

Research aims to find new treatment for secondary brain damage
Description
A new research project aimed at discovering if selective P2X7 receptor blocker drugs can be repurposed to treat patients with secondary brain damage has been launched by the Universities of Birmingham and Cambridge.
Date:
09/03/2021

Funding boost to research multi-morbidity in hospital patients

Funding boost to research multi-morbidity in hospital patients
Description
Scientists have been given almost £4m to improve understanding of multi-morbidity in hospital patients.
Date:
11/02/2021

Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds

Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds
Description
New research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed for the first time the extent to which frailty increases the risk of mortality in COVID-19 patients.
Date:
05/02/2021

Government is missing its key healthy ageing targets and must act now, report finds

Government is missing its key healthy ageing targets and must act now, report finds
Description
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted stark inequalities in healthy life expectancy, according to a report into ageing published on Friday 15 January.
Date:
15/01/2021

University awarded over £1.5 million for new MB-PhD programme

University awarded over £1.5 million for new MB-PhD programme
Description
The University has been awarded funding for a new MB-PhD programme to support three intercalating students a year for five years in areas of research relevant to musculoskeletal and other inflammatory diseases.
Date:
11/12/2020

New breakthrough in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

New breakthrough in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
Description
People with rheumatoid arthritis could soon benefit from a new drug treatment that not only suppresses inflammation but also significantly reduces patient reported pain scores.
Date:
25/11/2020

University receives two awards to mark gender equality

University receives two awards to mark gender equality
Description
The College of Medical and Dental Sciences has achieved the Athena SWAN Silver award from the Athena SWAN Foundation, recognising the College's commitment to gender equality.
Date:
15/10/2020

Vitamin D deficiency increased risk of COVID in healthcare workers, new UK study shows

Vitamin D deficiency increased risk of COVID in healthcare workers, new UK study shows
Description
Research finds healthcare workers who self-isolated after developing COVID-19 symptoms were more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency, with workers from Black, Asian or ethnic minority backgrounds particularly affected.
Date:
07/10/2020
Displaying 1 to 10 of 87
Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next