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Birmingham maternity experts call for urgent action on pregnancy 'drug drought'

Birmingham maternity experts call for urgent action on pregnancy 'drug drought'
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Leaders in maternal healthcare have called for lifesaving research into pharmaceuticals for use during pregnancy, in a new report which highlights the challenges of pregnancy-related complications.
Date:
18/01/2021

BAME babies at highest risk of Vitamin D deficiency, highlighting need for improvements to UK antenatal supplementation programme, new study suggests

BAME babies at highest risk of Vitamin D deficiency, highlighting need for improvements to UK antenatal supplementation programme, new study suggests
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A third of all babies and half of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) babies are vitamin D deficient, a large study of 3000 newborns in the West Midlands has shown.
Date:
18/12/2020

Clinical Research Fellow awarded Turner-Warwick Lectureship for innovation in medical education

Clinical Research Fellow awarded Turner-Warwick Lectureship for innovation in medical education
Description
A new and unique real-time simulation-based medical training programme developed by Dr Punith Kempegowda has helped enhance medical students' and junior doctors' learning experience and connecting them across the globe.
Date:
13/11/2020

RD Lawrence Fellowship awarded to Birmingham Fellow

RD Lawrence Fellowship awarded to Birmingham Fellow
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Dr Ildem Akerman is the recipient of the highly respected RD Lawrence Fellowship Award from Diabetes UK for her research in identifying factors important to generate beta cells from stems cells in a laboratory.
Date:
12/11/2020

£800,000 Medical Research Council grant awarded to Birmingham Fellow and Birmingham Professor

£800,000 Medical Research Council grant awarded to Birmingham Fellow and Birmingham Professor
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Dr Sarah Dimeloe and Professor Gareth Lavery have been awarded a New Investigator Research Grant from the Medical Research Council for their research interrogating T cell metabolism.
Date:
05/11/2020

The Daily Mail: Are you obese? A surprising number of us are – here are some clever ways to tackle it

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Dr Abd Tahrani,Senior Lecturer in Obesity Medicine at University of Birmingham, is quoted in The Daily Mail regarding obesity and some ways to tackle it.
Date:
04/11/2020

Birmingham Professor to receive prestigious award for exceptional scientific advances in endocrinology

Birmingham Professor to receive prestigious award for exceptional scientific advances in endocrinology
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Professor Davide Calebiro, Chair of Molecular Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham's Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, has been named as the recipient of a prestigious endocrinology award.
Date:
26/10/2020

Optical imaging techniques could offer non-invasive method to measure swelling within the brain, new study finds

Optical imaging techniques could offer non-invasive method to measure swelling within the brain, new study finds
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Imaging techniques ordinarily used by eye doctors to monitor the optic nerve could offer a non-invasive method of measuring and managing potentially dangerous swelling in the skull, a new UK study has found.
Date:
24/10/2020

University receives two awards to mark gender equality

University receives two awards to mark gender equality
Description
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

Ground-breaking trial aiming to stop women dying in childbirth starts recruitment in Africa and Asia

Ground-breaking trial aiming to stop women dying in childbirth starts recruitment in Africa and Asia
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Researchers based at the University of Birmingham are starting a ground-breaking maternal health trial across 80 hospitals in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Sri Lanka.
Date:
09/10/2020
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