New blood cancer gene defect can be treated with existing drugs

New blood cancer gene defect can be treated with existing drugs
Description
A defective gene normally found in blood cancers could be treated with drugs already available for cancers with similar gene defects, scientists reveal.
Date:
21/01/2022
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New research to investigate methods of measuring heart function to improve care

New research to investigate methods of measuring heart function to improve care
Description
Dr Karina Bunting has been awarded a Career Development Fellowship to determine whether a new method of measuring heart function in patients with atrial fibrillation improves accuracy.
Date:
14/01/2022
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Parasitic roundworm poses lung health threat to European men

Parasitic roundworm poses lung health threat to European men
Description
Young men exposed to parasitic roundworm may be at increased risk of developing asthma and serious lung damage, a new study reveals.
Date:
06/01/2022
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Researchers reveal scale of prevalence of a condition that can cause type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure

Researchers reveal scale of prevalence of a condition that can cause type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure
Description
Scientists are calling for changes to healthcare policy following research showing the scale of the impact of a condition associated with benign tumours that can lead to type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
Date:
04/01/2022
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

China-wide study will boost understanding of fatal surgical complication

China-wide study will boost understanding of fatal surgical complication
Description
Older patients in hospitals across China took part in a major multi-centre open-label randomised clinical trial that showed there was no difference in post-operative delirium in older people with a hip fracture.
Date:
21/12/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham Perspective: How might Omicron impact potential future COVID-19 variants?

Birmingham Perspective: How might Omicron impact potential future COVID-19 variants?
Description
Adam Cunningham, Professor of Functional Immunity, speculates on how might the Omicron variant might affect future COVID-19 variants.
Date:
20/12/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Gum disease increases risk of other illness such as mental health and heart conditions, study finds

Gum disease increases risk of other illness such as mental health and heart conditions, study finds
Description
A University of Birmingham-led study shows an increased risk of patients developing illnesses including mental ill-health and heart conditions if they have a GP-inputted medical history of gum disease.
Date:
20/12/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham announces five new diabetes research studies

University of Birmingham announces five new diabetes research studies
Description
The University of Birmingham today announces the launch of five new major studies aimed at improving the prevention, treatment and management of type 1 diabetes – with a particular focus on children and young adults.
Date:
20/12/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Drug could more effectively treat patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia, early stage research finds

Drug could more effectively treat patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia, early stage research finds
Description
A proof-of-concept trial has identified a drug that may offer benefit some patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia.
Date:
20/12/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Omicron may cause 100,000 cancelled operations in England this winter

Omicron may cause 100,000 cancelled operations in England this winter
Description
An additional 100,000 elective operations could be cancelled in England this winter as a result of the Omicron wave leading to increased hospital admissions, a new study reveals.
Date:
20/12/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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