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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

How lupus patients would like to be treated: study identifies physician behaviours that help build trust and medical security

How lupus patients would like to be treated: study identifies physician behaviours that help build trust and medical security
Description
Lupus patients – and those with related systemic autoimmune diseases – often experience persisting medical insecurity and negative healthcare-behaviours.
Date:
21/09/2020

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

Researchers discover chemical messenger that instructs tissue cells to become aggressive

Researchers discover chemical messenger that instructs tissue cells to become aggressive
Description
A University of Birmingham team have established that a chemical messenger released by blood vessels instructs tissue cells to become aggressive and destroy joints, a classic symptom of rheumatoid arthritis.
Date:
28/07/2020

UK children's intensive care units come together to offer first nationwide insight into new condition in children thought to be related to COVID-19

UK children's intensive care units come together to offer first nationwide insight into new condition in children thought to be related to COVID-19
Description
A UK study into critically ill children admitted to paediatric intensive care units with symptoms of a rare, new inflammatory syndrome, has offered the first nationwide insights into the true extent of the condition.
Date:
14/07/2020

Birmingham professor awarded prestigious Carol Nachman prize for Rheumatology

Birmingham professor awarded prestigious Carol Nachman prize for Rheumatology
Description
Professor Christopher Buckley has been awarded the 2020 Carol Nachman prize based on outstanding innovate research activities in the field of rheumatology.
Date:
17/06/2020

First drugs announced in major COVID-19 drugs trial

First drugs announced in major COVID-19 drugs trial
Description
Two UK drugs companies will be the first to partner with the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford as part of a major new UK drugs trial to test potential therapeutics to treat patients hospitalised with COVID-19.
Date:
10/06/2020

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
Description
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

Chernajovsky Foundation support two PhD scholarships to develop novel therapies

Chernajovsky Foundation support two PhD scholarships to develop novel therapies
Description
Two research groups have been awarded funds over £285,000 to support PhD scholarships from the Lorna and Yuti Chernajovsky Biomedical Research Foundation.
Date:
01/06/2020
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