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Study aims to prevent blindness in patients with neurological condition

Study aims to prevent blindness in patients with neurological condition
Description
A new clinical trial being led by the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham aims to identify the best surgical treatment option to prevent blindness in patients with a neurological condition.
Date:
26/03/2021

Dr Punith Kempegowda awarded the John Munro Medal

Dr Punith Kempegowda awarded the John Munro Medal
Description
Dr Punith Kempegowda been selected as winner of the John Munro Medal for Excellence in Teaching 2020. His nomination was submitted by Dr Eka Melson and was fully supported by the selection panel.
Date:
16/03/2021

COVID-19 risks to pregnant women and their babies outlined in global research review

COVID-19 risks to pregnant women and their babies outlined in global research review
Description
Pregnant women remain at increased risk of severe COVID-19, and their risk of being admitted to intensive care or needing invasive ventilation is higher than non-pregnant reproductive aged women with the virus.
Date:
11/03/2021

Early career researcher awarded BBSRC New Investigator Award

Early career researcher awarded BBSRC New Investigator Award
Description
Research investigating the regulation of cell movement, so that new ways to prevent and treat conditions such as aggressive cancer and inflammatory disease can be developed, has received £470,000.
Date:
10/03/2021

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome at significantly increased risk of COVID-19, study finds

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome at significantly increased risk of COVID-19, study finds
Description
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at a significantly increased risk of contracting COVID-19 than women without the condition, new research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed.
Date:
09/03/2021

EPSRC Established Career Fellowship awarded to Professor John Terry

EPSRC Established Career Fellowship awarded to Professor John Terry
Description
Professor John Terry, Director of the Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Modelling, has been awarded a prestigious Established Career Fellowship.
Date:
02/02/2021

'Weak' and 'strong' cells bonding boosts body's diabetes fight

'Weak' and 'strong' cells bonding boosts body's diabetes fight
Description
Scientists have broadened our understanding of how 'weak' cells bond with their more mature cellular counterparts to boost the body's production of insulin – improving our knowledge of the processes leading to diabetes.
Date:
01/02/2021

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

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