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Global trial is first clear evidence that a widely available drug reduces head injury deaths

Global trial is first clear evidence that a widely available drug reduces head injury deaths
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A low cost and widely available drug could reduce deaths in traumatic brain injury patients by as much as 20% depending on the severity of injury, according to a study carried out with the University of Birmingham.
Date:
16/10/2019

Award winning researcher joins as Hale-Rudd Lecturer in Experimental Ophthalmology

Award winning researcher joins as Hale-Rudd Lecturer in Experimental Ophthalmology
Description
Dr Jose M Romero Hombrebueno has moved from Belfast to Birmingham to join the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing as a Hale-Rudd Lecturer in Experimental Ophthalmology.
Date:
25/09/2019

Pioneering data research centres to enable cutting-edge research and innovation to benefit UK patients

Pioneering data research centres to enable cutting-edge research and innovation to benefit UK patients
Description
The University of Birmingham will play a key role in new data hubs that will enable cutting-edge research for health discoveries and aim to give patients across the UK faster access to pioneering new treatments.
Date:
14/09/2019

Statins could protect older patients from severe pneumonia, study finds

Statins could protect older patients from severe pneumonia, study finds
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Statins could be used to treat older patients admitted to hospital with a severe type of pneumonia, researchers at the University of Birmingham have found.
Date:
14/09/2019

Inflammatory arthritis research centre receives continued funding

Inflammatory arthritis research centre receives continued funding
Description
A national centre researching inflammatory arthritis will receive continued funding of nearly £2 million over five years from Versus Arthritis, it has been announced.
Date:
23/08/2019

Cross-Institute Neuroscience and Ophthalmology team celebrates its women in science

Cross-Institute Neuroscience and Ophthalmology team celebrates its women in science
Description
The Neuroscience and Ophthalmology team, led by Professor Ann Logan, is an exciting representation of women in science bringing together colleagues from the Institutes of Inflammation and Ageing and Clinical Sciences.
Date:
02/08/2019

Light touch to improve rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis

Light touch to improve rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis
Description
A new way of detecting rheumatoid arthritis using infrared light could offer an objective way of diagnosing the disease and monitoring treatment effectiveness, a University of Birmingham study shows.
Date:
10/07/2019

University of Birmingham in €4 million project to train researchers to improve sight-saving treatments

University of Birmingham in €4 million project to train researchers to improve sight-saving treatments
Description
Treatment of diseases of the back of the eye such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease is set to be improved with a €4 million EU-funded project in partnership with the University of Birmingham.
Date:
26/06/2019

Repurposing existing drugs or combining therapies could help in the treatment of autoimmune diseases

Repurposing existing drugs or combining therapies could help in the treatment of autoimmune diseases
Description
Research led by the University of Birmingham has found that re-purposing already existing drugs or combining therapies could be used to treat patients who have difficult to treat autoimmune diseases.
Date:
17/06/2019

Key link discovered between tissue cell type and different forms of arthritis

Key link discovered between tissue cell type and different forms of arthritis
Description
Pioneering research by scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford brings us a step closer to developing targeted therapies for inflammatory diseases.
Date:
03/06/2019
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