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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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