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

New online research database set to boost battle against COVID-19

New online research database set to boost battle against COVID-19
Description
Researchers around the world can tap into a new inter-disciplinary online database of COVID-19 research allowing them to search for new partners, resources and funding to boost the global battle against the virus.
Date:
14/10/2020
Categories:
International, Research

Global experts support maternal health professionals during pandemic

Global experts support maternal health professionals during pandemic
Description
Global health professionals are joining the latest in a series of online expert workshops aimed at improving the care of pregnant women during the current COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in low income countries
Date:
30/09/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Experts support maternal health professionals during COVID-19 pandemic

Experts support maternal health professionals during COVID-19 pandemic
Description
Health professionals around the globe can join a series of online expert workshops aimed at improving the care of pregnant women during the current COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in low- and middle-countries.
Date:
15/09/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham professor named 2020 recipient of the European Journal of Endocrinology Award

Birmingham professor named 2020 recipient of the European Journal of Endocrinology Award
Description
Professor Davide Calebiro was presented the award following his lecture at the e-ECE 2020 virtual conference on 5th September 2020, in recognition of his contribution to scientific research in endocrine diseases.
Date:
09/09/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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