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

Trial will test existing drugs against rare blood cancer

Trial will test existing drugs against rare blood cancer
Description
A clinical trial designed to test existing drugs in the treatment of a rare blood cancer has been launched at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick.
Date:
26/10/2020
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Intensive monoculture is putting water systems in peril

Intensive monoculture is putting water systems in peril
Description
The global spread of vast forest plantations and agricultural monocultures are turning once diverse landscapes into areas of land supporting single plant species, with huge implications for our terrestrial water cycle.
Date:
22/09/2020
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

International Research Programme to help young people at risk of psychotic illness

International Research Programme to help young people at risk of psychotic illness
Description
The University of Birmingham is leading the UK site of a new International programme to develop models for predicting outcomes for young people who are at imminent and high risk of psychotic illness.
Date:
21/09/2020
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

QMS - four new SOPs

QMS - four new SOPs
Description
Four SOPs and associated QCDs released: QMS Development and Management SOP, Healthy Volunteers & Medical Oversight SOP, Skeletal Muscle Biopsies SOP and Food & Nutritional Components SOP. All effective as of 20-Jul-2020.
Date:
05/08/2020
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

QMS - updated Randomisation & Blinding SOP

QMS - updated Randomisation & Blinding SOP
Description
Updated Randomisation and Blinding SOP; scope expanded to include clinical studies as well as clinical trials. This SOP will become effective as of 17-Aug-2020.
Date:
05/08/2020
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

COG-UK Preliminary Analysis Reveals the Frequency and Source of Virus introductions into the UK

COG-UK Preliminary Analysis Reveals the Frequency and Source of Virus introductions into the UK
Description
COG-UK Preliminary Analysis Reveals the Frequency and Source of Virus introductions into the UK
Date:
10/06/2020
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

What is the impact of self-isolation and quarantining on our mental health?

What is the impact of self-isolation and quarantining on our mental health?
Description
Dr Karen Newbigging responds to a recent paper published in the lancet addressing the psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it.
Date:
06/04/2020
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham experts join forces in global fight for clean air

Birmingham experts join forces in global fight for clean air
Description
Experts at the University of Birmingham's Institute for Global Innovation (IGI) have launched a new multi-disciplinary research theme around clean air that could help to save millions of lives around the world.
Date:
09/03/2020
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

The forests are burning. What does this mean for our climate?

The forests are burning. What does this mean for our climate?
Description
Fire has been ever present in the news over the last few weeks, with more than 10 million hectares of Australian bushlands having gone up in flames since September 2019.
Date:
23/01/2020
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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