Upstairs, Downstairs, and the Spaces In-Between

Upstairs, Downstairs, and the Spaces In-Between
Description
Dr Kinga Goodwin, Policy Impact Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Modern Languages, discusses the intersections of various cultural identities, and how this impacts on migrant artists.
Date:
19/02/2021
Categories:
Arts and Law, International, Research

'Weak' and 'strong' cells bonding boosts body's diabetes fight

'Weak' and 'strong' cells bonding boosts body's diabetes fight
Description
Scientists have broadened our understanding of how 'weak' cells bond with their more mature cellular counterparts to boost the body's production of insulin – improving our knowledge of the processes leading to diabetes.
Date:
01/02/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Better post-surgical care would boost cancer survival chances

Better post-surgical care would boost cancer survival chances
Description
Patients' chances of survival after cancer surgery is strongly linked with the standard of post-operation hospital care, a major international study suggests.
Date:
25/01/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Grant success for Post-Socialist Britain project

Grant success for Post-Socialist Britain project
Description
Professor Sara Jones, Dr Charlotte Galpin (University of Birmingham) and Dr Jenny Wüstenberg (Nottingham Trent University) have received a grant of £935k from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Date:
18/01/2021
Categories:
Arts and Law, International, Research

Obesity, age and BAME ethnicity associated with higher COVID-19 antibody levels

Obesity, age and BAME ethnicity associated with higher COVID-19 antibody levels
Description
Researchers studying a group of UK healthcare workers discovered that non-white individuals recovering from COVID-19 displayed higher antibody levels than white individuals.
Date:
23/11/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

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

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

Cellular immunity to SARS-CoV-2 found at six months in non-hospitalised individuals

Cellular immunity to SARS-CoV-2 found at six months in non-hospitalised individuals
Description
Cellular (T cell) immunity against SARS-CoV-2 is likely to be present within most adults six months after primary infection, a new pre-print from the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) suggests.
Date:
02/11/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

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

Optical imaging techniques could offer non-invasive method to measure swelling within the brain, new study finds

Optical imaging techniques could offer non-invasive method to measure swelling within the brain, new study finds
Description
Imaging techniques ordinarily used by eye doctors to monitor the optic nerve could offer a non-invasive method of measuring and managing potentially dangerous swelling in the skull, a new UK study has found.
Date:
24/10/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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