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Over one in 10 COVID-19 patients caught the virus while in hospital during first wave, study finds

Over one in 10 COVID-19 patients caught the virus while in hospital during first wave, study finds
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More than one in 10 COVID-19 patients in 314 UK hospitals caught the infection in hospital during the first wave of the pandemic, finds a new study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham.
Date:
18/08/2021

Human waste contaminating urban water leads to 'superbug' spread - study

Human waste contaminating urban water leads to 'superbug' spread - study
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New study shows the contamination of urban water in LMICs is leading to a spread of 'superbugs'.
Date:
15/07/2021

Professor Gurdyal Besra FMedSci FRS to be new Microbiology Society President

Professor Gurdyal Besra FMedSci FRS to be new Microbiology Society President
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The Microbiology Society has announced that its new President will be Professor Gurdyal Besra FMedSci FRS from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
14/07/2021

Partnership will create the next generation of researchers to transform global healthcare

Partnership will create the next generation of researchers to transform global healthcare
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The Universities of Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham have launched a partnership training the next generation of leading researchers the skills required to transform our understanding and treatment of disease.
Date:
13/07/2021

COVID:19: Scientists condemn government's 'dangerous & unethical COVID-19 experiment'

COVID:19: Scientists condemn government's 'dangerous & unethical COVID-19 experiment'
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University of Birmingham scientists are among more than 100 experts who have signed a letter published in The Lancet urging the UK Government to reconsider its plans to abandon all COVID-19 restrictions.
Date:
09/07/2021

University of Birmingham joins drug discovery collaboration with Evotec and Bristol Myers Squibb

University of Birmingham joins drug discovery collaboration with Evotec and Bristol Myers Squibb
Description
The University of Birmingham is part of a new industry collaboration launched to accelerate drug discovery projects that will fast track research from lab to patient.
Date:
06/05/2021

Birmingham Health Innovation Campus takes another step forward after planning permission granted

Birmingham Health Innovation Campus takes another step forward after planning permission granted
Description
Work is set to begin on the first phase of Birmingham Health Innovation Campus this Summer after planning permission was granted by Birmingham City Council.
Date:
21/04/2021

Worm infections leave African women more vulnerable to STIs

Worm infections leave African women more vulnerable to STIs
Description
A new study reveals that intestinal worm infections can leave women in sub-Saharan Africa more vulnerable to sexually-transmitted viral infections.
Date:
16/04/2021

Global travellers vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria - study

Global travellers vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria - study
Description
International travellers are particularly vulnerable to virulent strains of drug-resistant bacteria – often picking up several different types during a trip through spending time in the company of other tourists.
Date:
24/02/2021

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
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