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Immune T cell defence is coping with COVID-19 variants of concern – for now

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Description:
Broad T-cell response is currently protective but recognition of seven out of ten T-cell targets mutated in SARS-CoV-2 variants is impaired
Date:
01 December 2022

University of Birmingham signs up for strategic research vision in India

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Description:
Our experts are working with partners in India on research and education collaborations that will help improve people's lives.
Date:
28 November 2022

World’s first clinical trial to test new drug glenzocimab for heart attacks

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Description:
New partnership with Acticor Biotech will see patients with heart attacks treated with glenzocimab, a promising new class of drug for the first time.
Date:
23 November 2022

‘Playbook’ sets out ways to fight back against antimicrobial resistance

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Description:
‘Resistance breakers’ and better genetic tests are among new ways that scientists could address antimicrobial resistance, a new paper suggests.
Date:
21 November 2022

Inflammation and Ageing Research Fellow receives £1.2M Competitive MRC Career Development Fellowship

Dr Jon Hazeldine
Description:
Dr Jon Hazeldine, Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, has been awarded a competitive MRC Career Development Award Fellowship totalling £1.2M.
Date:
16 November 2022

Researchers make miniature ‘bone marrows in a dish’ to improve anti-cancer treatments

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Description:
The organoids provide a micro-environment that can accept and support the survival of cells from patients with blood malignancies
Date:
15 November 2022

New UK-first trial to screen 20,000 children for type 1 diabetes

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Description:
Blood tests will identify children likely to develop type 1 diabetes, allowing earlier, safer diagnosis
Date:
14 November 2022

Childhood maltreatment linked with higher risk of asthma and atopic disease

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Description:
UK analysis raises need for awareness of health implications for patients following abuse and neglect
Date:
14 November 2022

Rare cancer treatment changed thanks to major clinical trial

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Description:
Children and adult with a rare form of bone cancer are receiving a new standard of treatment that is more effective, thanks to a CRCTU clinical trial.
Date:
11 November 2022

Antibody therapies against Covid-19 for most vulnerable patients work, new analysis finds

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Description:
The largest analysis of data on antibody therapies for protecting clinically extremely vulnerable people from Covid-19 shows that they are effective.
Date:
08 November 2022

Rethinking mountain water security

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Description:
Water security in mountain regions relies on an understanding of the interlinks of water supply and demand that goes far beyond the study of glacier melt.
Date:
07 November 2022

How chameleon cancers can change their colors to survive treatment

Illustration of microscopic leukemia cancer cells
Description:
Some leukemias evade treatment by changing their appearance and identity through changing the read-out of their DNA, a new study has found.
Date:
27 October 2022
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