Targeted therapies for heart failure research receives £850,000 boost

Targeted therapies for heart failure research receives £850,000 boost
Description
Dr Katja Gehmlich has been jointly awarded a three-year research grant from the Medical Research Council to understand how cardiac mechano-sensing works to help develop therapies for heart failure.
Date:
20/11/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Death and the 'Spanish Lady': Suicide in Pandemic Times

Death and the 'Spanish Lady': Suicide in Pandemic Times
Description
In 1918-19, the 'Spanish Flu', (or Spanish Lady'), is estimated to have killed over 50M people. What is less well-known is that many others succumbed to its effects on mental wellbeing and died by suicide as a result.
Date:
16/11/2020
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

RD Lawrence Fellowship awarded to Birmingham Fellow

RD Lawrence Fellowship awarded to Birmingham Fellow
Description
Dr Ildem Akerman is the recipient of the highly respected RD Lawrence Fellowship Award from Diabetes UK for her research in identifying factors important to generate beta cells from stems cells in a laboratory.
Date:
12/11/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Routine testing for COVID-19 can make surgery safer

Routine testing for COVID-19 can make surgery safer
Description
Routine testing patients for COVID-19 before major surgery could reduce the risk of respiratory complications and save lives, a new study reveals.
Date:
12/11/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Many English and Welsh charities had low levels of financial reserves on the eve of the Covid-19 pandemic, says new report

Many English and Welsh charities had low levels of financial reserves on the eve of the Covid-19 pandemic, says new report
Description
Many charities have low levels of reserves says a new report which highlights how for just over one-fifth of charities, reserves were equivalent to less than one month of expenditure.
Date:
10/11/2020
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

HydroFLEX train heralds major step towards railway decarbonisation

HydroFLEX train heralds major step towards railway decarbonisation
Description
The rapid development of hydrogen will mean that the performance of the future hydrogen fuelled rail vehicles will mean ambition for such extensive electrification could in fact be reduced
Date:
05/11/2020
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

£800,000 Medical Research Council grant awarded to Birmingham Fellow and Birmingham Professor

£800,000 Medical Research Council grant awarded to Birmingham Fellow and Birmingham Professor
Description
Dr Sarah Dimeloe and Professor Gareth Lavery have been awarded a New Investigator Research Grant from the Medical Research Council for their research interrogating T cell metabolism.
Date:
05/11/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

The Daily Mail: Are you obese? A surprising number of us are – here are some clever ways to tackle it

Description
Dr Abd Tahrani,Senior Lecturer in Obesity Medicine at University of Birmingham, is quoted in The Daily Mail regarding obesity and some ways to tackle it.
Date:
04/11/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Work completes on new railway research centre at the University of Birmingham

Work completes on new railway research centre at the University of Birmingham
Description
A new purpose-built centre designed to deliver specialist research in digital railway engineering has been opened at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
03/11/2020
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences

Birmingham Professor to receive prestigious award for exceptional scientific advances in endocrinology

Birmingham Professor to receive prestigious award for exceptional scientific advances in endocrinology
Description
Professor Davide Calebiro, Chair of Molecular Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham's Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, has been named as the recipient of a prestigious endocrinology award.
Date:
26/10/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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