Better access to dental care could help Brazil win battle against COPD

Better access to dental care could help Brazil win battle against COPD
Description
Oral health in Brazil needs better promotion and more accessible public dental services, in order to help tackle the impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Date:
06/05/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New research award to investigate and treat thrombo-inflammation in diseases where red blood cell destruction occurs

New research award to investigate and treat thrombo-inflammation in diseases where red blood cell destruction occurs
Description
Dr Julie Rayes has been awarded a highly regarded Intermediate Fellowship to better understand and to test and repurpose drugs to limit thrombo-inflammation when it is caused by infection or congenital disorders.
Date:
14/04/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Traumatic brain injuries can increase risk of stroke for up to five years, finds study

Traumatic brain injuries can increase risk of stroke for up to five years, finds study
Description
Stroke risk for patients with traumatic brain injuries is at its highest in the four months following injury and remains significant for up to five years post-injury, finds a new systematic review.
Date:
09/04/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Dual dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits strong antibody immune responses in older people

Dual dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits strong antibody immune responses in older people
Description
A University of Birmingham-led study has found that 98% of people aged 80 or over who had two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine had a strong antibody immune response.
Date:
01/04/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Machine learning and AI for early detection of atrial fibrillation and stroke

Machine learning and AI for early detection of atrial fibrillation and stroke
Description
A new EU-funded collaborative research project will develop the first integrative digital platform for diagnosing atrial cardiomyopathy.
Date:
31/03/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Rugby study identifies new method to diagnose concussion using saliva

Rugby study identifies new method to diagnose concussion using saliva
Description
A study of top-flight UK rugby players has identified a method of accurately diagnosing concussion using saliva, paving the way for the first non-invasive clinical test for concussion for use in sport and other settings.
Date:
23/03/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

COVID positive patients should delay surgery to reduce death risk

COVID positive patients should delay surgery to reduce death risk
Description
Surgery should be delayed for seven weeks after a patient tests positive for COVID-19 – as operations taking place up to six weeks after diagnosis are associated with increased risk of death.
Date:
11/03/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

COVID-19 risks to pregnant women and their babies outlined in global research review

COVID-19 risks to pregnant women and their babies outlined in global research review
Description
Pregnant women remain at increased risk of severe COVID-19, and their risk of being admitted to intensive care or needing invasive ventilation is higher than non-pregnant reproductive aged women with the virus.
Date:
11/03/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

'Who are you to tell the story?': Exploring the experience of Central and Eastern European migrant artists

'Who are you to tell the story?': Exploring the experience of Central and Eastern European migrant artists
Description
Dr Kinga Goodwin, Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Modern Languages, discusses the lived experience of CEE artists, and the implications they feel their migrant status has on their careers.
Date:
09/03/2021
Categories:
Arts and Law, International, Research

University of Birmingham teams up with ARAI on transport research

University of Birmingham teams up with ARAI on transport research
Description
University of Birmingham and The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreeing to identify joint research interests
Date:
08/03/2021
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research
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