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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

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
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