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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

Government COVID-19 testing lab to open at the University of Birmingham

Government COVID-19 testing lab to open at the University of Birmingham
Description
As part of the drive to expand COVID-19 testing capacity across the UK, The University of Birmingham has been announced today as one of the first academic sector lab partnerships to come online.
Date:
01/10/2020

Dried blood spot sampling offers an inexpensive way to widen access to antibody testing for COVID-19

Dried blood spot sampling offers an inexpensive way to widen access to antibody testing for COVID-19
Description
Using dried blood spot samples (DBS) is an accurate alternative to venous blood in detecting SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests, a new study by immunology experts at the University of Birmingham has found.
Date:
25/09/2020

Minister visits University of Birmingham to mark Government's launch of R&D roadmap

Minister visits University of Birmingham to mark Government's launch of R&D roadmap
Description
Amanda Solloway MP, the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation recently visited the University of Birmingham to mark the launch of the Government's R&D roadmap.
Date:
09/07/2020

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'
Description
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
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