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New study into paediatric intensive care paves the way for improving care for critically ill children

New study into paediatric intensive care paves the way for improving care for critically ill children
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A new study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has identified factors that increase the likelihood of critically ill children needing life-saving CPR.
Date:
14/05/2021

University of Birmingham joins drug discovery collaboration with Evotec and Bristol Myers Squibb

University of Birmingham joins drug discovery collaboration with Evotec and Bristol Myers Squibb
Description
The University of Birmingham is part of a new industry collaboration launched to accelerate drug discovery projects that will fast track research from lab to patient.
Date:
06/05/2021

Birmingham Health Innovation Campus takes another step forward after planning permission granted

Birmingham Health Innovation Campus takes another step forward after planning permission granted
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Work is set to begin on the first phase of Birmingham Health Innovation Campus this Summer after planning permission was granted by Birmingham City Council.
Date:
21/04/2021

Vitamin D deficiency linked to metabolic changes in patients with lupus

Vitamin D deficiency linked to metabolic changes in patients with lupus
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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