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Immunocompromised patients remain at higher risk of COVID-19 death in hospital

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Description:
Patients had 44% higher risk of death in hospital compared to those with healthy immune system function
Date:
03 February 2023

Latest research finds hypertension drug could be repurposed to delay ageing

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Description:
Latest research has found that rilmenidine, a drug used to treat hypertension, can be used to slow ageing and extend lifespan.
Date:
24 January 2023

Chemotherapy before surgery cuts risk of colon cancer returning, trial finds

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Description:
Patients with early stage colon cancer benefit from 6 weeks of chemotherapy before surgery
Date:
19 January 2023

Experimental cancer therapy research continues at Birmingham

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Description:
New and innovative ways to detect and treat cancer being trialled at Birmingham are to receive renewed funding from Cancer Research UK and the NIHR.
Date:
16 January 2023

Poetry and meditation power new research understanding - study

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Description:
Combining poetry and meditation may help researchers to discover new angles on the world through an unorthodox approach to data collection and analysis.
Date:
10 January 2023

Dr Pavlovic appointed as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology PLUS

Dr Davor Pavlovic
Description:
JMCC PLUS publishes fundamental and translational research that advances knowledge of the mechanisms for normal and diseased cardiovascular function.
Date:
10 January 2023

Protein anchors found to play key role in neurotransmitter GABA action

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Description:
Discovery could lead to new therapies for neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis
Date:
04 January 2023

Heart surgery and impact on mental health among new priorities for congenital heart disease research

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Description:
Patients, parents, charities and healthcare professionals agree key focuses for future research for disease affecting around half a million in UK
Date:
12 December 2022

Babies born to Black mothers in rich countries twice as likely to die in first weeks of life

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Description:
Largest analysis of perinatal outcomes finds disparities in outcomes based on race and ethnicity in high and upper-middle income countries
Date:
08 December 2022

MDS colleagues celebrate receiving MRC clinical fellowships

Professor Andrew Beggs and Dr Helen Parry
Description:
Two University of Birmingham researchers have been awarded prestigious Medical Research Council (MRC) clinical fellowships this year.
Date:
08 December 2022

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
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