University professor part of team leading national COVID-19 testing effort at UK's first 'Lighthouse Lab'

University professor part of team leading national COVID-19 testing effort at UK's first 'Lighthouse Lab'
Description
An infectious disease expert from the University of Birmingham is playing a significant part in the fight against COVID-19 as one of the leads at the Government's first flagship COVID-19 testing facility.
Date:
01/07/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Where we stand with antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2

Where we stand with antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2
Description
Professor of Immunology and Director of the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy comments on a recent Cochrane review discussing antibody tests for identification of current and past infection with SARS-CoV-2.
Date:
30/06/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Faecal microbial transplantation more effective and less costly than antibiotics to treat C-diff infections, new study shows

Faecal microbial transplantation more effective and less costly than antibiotics to treat C-diff infections, new study shows
Description
An innovative treatment for patients with Clostridium difficile infection, which uses transplanted gut bacteria to treat the infection, is a more effective and more cost-efficient treatment than using antibiotics.
Date:
29/06/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham professor awarded prestigious Carol Nachman prize for Rheumatology

Birmingham professor awarded prestigious Carol Nachman prize for Rheumatology
Description
Professor Christopher Buckley has been awarded the 2020 Carol Nachman prize based on outstanding innovate research activities in the field of rheumatology.
Date:
17/06/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Liver perfusion could save 7 in 10 rejected donor livers

Liver perfusion could save 7 in 10 rejected donor livers
Description
A major study investigating the effectiveness of liver perfusion as a technique to improve the function of donor livers that would have otherwise been rejected has shown that up to 7 in every 10 could be used.
Date:
16/06/2020
Categories:
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:
15/06/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

The Conversation: Autoimmune diseases: we discovered how to turn white blood cells from attacking the body to protecting it

The Conversation: Autoimmune diseases: we discovered how to turn white blood cells from attacking the body to protecting it
Description
Professors David Wraith and Peter Cockerill write for The Conversation on their research that has shown that you can stop the immune system attacking the nerves.
Date:
15/06/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

The Conversation: Lockdown: crimes in the home are on the up – new measures are needed to alert the authorities

The Conversation: Lockdown: crimes in the home are on the up – new measures are needed to alert the authorities
Description
Dr Joht Singh Chandan writes for The Conversation on how domestic violence and child maltreatment are widely under-reported under lockdown.
Date:
10/06/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

First drugs announced in major COVID-19 drugs trial

First drugs announced in major COVID-19 drugs trial
Description
Two UK drugs companies will be the first to partner with the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford as part of a major new UK drugs trial to test potential therapeutics to treat patients hospitalised with COVID-19.
Date:
10/06/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham scientists 're-train' immune system to prevent attack of healthy cells in new UK study into autoimmune diseases

Birmingham scientists 're-train' immune system to prevent attack of healthy cells in new UK study into autoimmune diseases
Description
The body's immune system can be re-wired to prevent it from recognising its own proteins which, when attacked by the body, can cause autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis.
Date:
09/06/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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