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Experts support maternal health professionals during COVID-19 pandemic

Experts support maternal health professionals during COVID-19 pandemic
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Health professionals around the globe can join a series of online expert workshops aimed at improving the care of pregnant women during the current COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in low- and middle-countries.
Date:
15/09/2020

Funding boost for AI-based epilepsy monitoring

Funding boost for AI-based epilepsy monitoring
Description
The University of Birmingham's spinout company Neuronostics has received funding to develop its BioEP platform, an AI-based system for faster, more accurate diagnosis of epilepsy and to monitor response to treatment.
Date:
14/09/2020

Birmingham professor named 2020 recipient of the European Journal of Endocrinology Award

Birmingham professor named 2020 recipient of the European Journal of Endocrinology Award
Description
Professor Davide Calebiro was presented the award following his lecture at the e-ECE 2020 virtual conference on 5th September 2020, in recognition of his contribution to scientific research in endocrine diseases.
Date:
09/09/2020

Pregnant women with COVID-19 are less likely to show common symptoms, may be at higher risk of intensive care admission and could give birth early, new international study finds

Pregnant women with COVID-19 are less likely to show common symptoms, may be at higher risk of intensive care admission and could give birth early, new international study finds
Description
Pregnant women hospitalised with COVID-19 are less likely to manifest common virus symptoms and may be at an increased risk of intensive care admission, a new study into the impacts of COVID-19 on pregnancy has found.
Date:
02/09/2020

New research finds better drug treatment for miscarriage as patients struggle to access surgery in COVID-19 pandemic

New research finds better drug treatment for miscarriage as patients struggle to access surgery in COVID-19 pandemic
Description
A new drug combination is more effective for women having miscarriages without symptoms than current standard NHS treatment, according to an NIHR funded study from Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research.
Date:
27/08/2020

The Nolan Show: Government targets 'buy one get one free' deals in aim to tackle obesity'

The Nolan Show: Government targets 'buy one get one free' deals in aim to tackle obesity'
Description
Dr Abd Tahrani is interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster's The Nolan Show to discuss the government targeting 'buy one get one free' deals in an aim to tackle obesity.
Date:
27/07/2020

The Sun: First weight loss jabs' launch on high street after Boris's Covid obesity blitz

The Sun: First weight loss jabs' launch on high street after Boris's Covid obesity blitz
Description
Dr Abd Tahrani is quoted in The Sun regarding obesity and its significant unfavourable effects on the health of individuals, the health of the nation and the wide economy.
Date:
27/07/2020

Simple urine test could significantly improve detection of adrenal cancer

Simple urine test could significantly improve detection of adrenal cancer
Description
Using a simple urine test alongside routine imaging for patients with adrenal masses could speed up adrenal cancer diagnosis, according to a new UK study.
Date:
27/07/2020

BBSRC grant awarded to purchase advanced research equipment

BBSRC grant awarded to purchase advanced research equipment
Description
Dr Dan Tennant, Dr Christian Ludwig and Professor Gareth Lavery have been awarded a 19ALERT mid-range equipment grant from the BBSRC to provide new tools for analysis of stable isotope incorporation into metabolites.
Date:
13/07/2020

Doing more with less: Sperm without a fully active tail move faster and more efficiently, new UK study finds

Doing more with less: Sperm without a fully active tail move faster and more efficiently, new UK study finds
Description
A new UK study finds that sperm without a fully active tail, rather than hindering the cell, move faster and more efficiently than sperm with a fully powered tail.
Date:
09/07/2020
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