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University professor part of team leading national COVID-19 testing effort at UK's first 'Lighthouse Lab'

University professor part of team leading national COVID-19 testing effort at UK's first 'Lighthouse Lab'
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An infectious disease expert from the University of Birmingham is playing a significant part in the fight against COVID-19 as one of the leads at the Government's first flagship COVID-19 testing facility.
Date:
01/07/2020

Faecal microbial transplantation more effective and less costly than antibiotics to treat C-diff infections, new study shows

Faecal microbial transplantation more effective and less costly than antibiotics to treat C-diff infections, new study shows
Description
An innovative treatment for patients with Clostridium difficile infection, which uses transplanted gut bacteria to treat the infection, is a more effective and more cost-efficient treatment than using antibiotics.
Date:
29/06/2020

Research scientist at the University of Birmingham wins global award for innovation

Research scientist at the University of Birmingham wins global award for innovation
Description
NitroPep, developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham and led by Dr Felicity de Cogan, has won the Health and Wellbeing category in the 2020 Katerva Awards.
Date:
08/06/2020

University Professor appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to Food Standards Agency

University Professor appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to Food Standards Agency
Description
University of Birmingham microbiology expert Professor Robin May has been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to the Food Standards Agency.
Date:
24/04/2020

Faecal Microbiota Transplants successfully treat patients with C.diff

Faecal Microbiota Transplants successfully treat patients with C.diff
Description
A new study from the University of Birmingham has shown that Faecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT) are highly successful in treating patients with Clostridioides difficile (C.diff) infection.
Date:
16/03/2020

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

Probiotic drink could offer new way to combat antibiotic resistance

Probiotic drink could offer new way to combat antibiotic resistance
Description
Probiotic drink could offer new way to combat antibiotic resistance
Date:
15/01/2020

University of Birmingham researcher wins prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship

University of Birmingham researcher wins prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship
Description
Dr Naa Dei Nikoi has won a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship to advance work on a novel method of drug delivery for diseases that can cause loss of vision.
Date:
16/12/2019

Rapid test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia to be developed by University of Birmingham spinout

Rapid test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia to be developed by University of Birmingham spinout
Description
Rapid test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia to be developed by University of Birmingham spinout
Date:
25/11/2019

Old Joe to turn blue to mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Old Joe to turn blue to mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Description
The face of the University of Birmingham's 'Old Joe' Clock tower will be lit blue to shine a light on the work scientists are doing to discover new ways to prevent and treat drug-resistant bacterial infections.
Date:
15/11/2019
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