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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

First drugs announced in major COVID-19 drugs trial

First drugs announced in major COVID-19 drugs trial
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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
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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

'Cell pores' discovery gives hope to millions of brain and spinal cord injury patients

'Cell pores' discovery gives hope to millions of brain and spinal cord injury patients
Description
Scientists at University of Birmingham have discovered a new treatment to dramatically reduce swelling after brain and spinal cord injuries, offering hope to 75 million victims worldwide each year.
Date:
21/05/2020

Blog: A doctor's view from the frontline - Patient care at the time of COVID and how routine health data can help

Blog: A doctor's view from the frontline - Patient care at the time of COVID and how routine health data can help
Description
Professor Liz Sapey, Hub Director for HDR-UK's PIONEER, writes a guest blog post on her experience as a frontline medical doctor working in acute medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date:
07/04/2020

Birmingham named one of just six new Life Sciences Opportunity Zones

Birmingham named one of just six new Life Sciences Opportunity Zones
Description
The Birmingham Health Partners ecosystem has been awarded Life Sciences Opportunity Zone status by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Date:
20/02/2020

Three new fellowships in the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing

Three new fellowships in the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing
Description
Three scientists from the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing have received funding from the Kennedy Trust, The Dunhill Medical Trust and the Medical Research Foundation to support and further their research.
Date:
19/02/2020
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