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Opinion – A climate for microbes: how the dynamics of infectious diseases will change on a warming planet

Opinion – A climate for microbes: how the dynamics of infectious diseases will change on a warming planet
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Professor Willem van Schaik, Director of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, writes an opinion piece on how the dynamics of infectious diseases will change on a warming planet.
Date:
17/11/2021

Non-invasive ventilation for COVID-19 patients isn't linked to heightened infection risk

Non-invasive ventilation for COVID-19 patients isn't linked to heightened infection risk
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New research has found that the use of non-invasive breathing support to treat patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 in hospitals isn't linked to a heightened risk of transmitting infection to others.
Date:
04/11/2021

Milestone moment for the region's life science sector as construction on No. 1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus gets underway

Milestone moment for the region's life science sector as construction on No. 1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus gets underway
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Construction of No.1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus (BHIC) in Selly Oak is underway, marking a major milestone for the region's rapidly growing life sciences sector.
Date:
11/10/2021

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
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