Operation Moonshot proposals are scientifically unsound, experts argue

Operation Moonshot proposals are scientifically unsound, experts argue
Description
Proposals made by the government as part of Operation Moonshot could do more harm than good, a group of UK experts have argued in a new article published by the BMJ.
Date:
25/09/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Dried blood spot sampling offers an inexpensive way to widen access to antibody testing for COVID-19

Dried blood spot sampling offers an inexpensive way to widen access to antibody testing for COVID-19
Description
Using dried blood spot samples (DBS) is an accurate alternative to venous blood in detecting SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests, a new study by immunology experts at the University of Birmingham has found.
Date:
25/09/2020
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:
15/09/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham scientists discover the earliest steps in the development of an immune response

Birmingham scientists discover the earliest steps in the development of an immune response
Description
The process of white blood cells responding to infections begins earlier than previously thought, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
15/09/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Funding boost for AI-based epilepsy monitoring

Funding boost for AI-based epilepsy monitoring
Description
The University of Birmingham's spinout company Neuronostics has received funding to develop its BioEP platform, an AI-based system for faster, more accurate diagnosis of epilepsy and to monitor response to treatment.
Date:
14/09/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Behind the mask: Study shows COVID-19 exposure and viral carriage in health care workers

Behind the mask: Study shows COVID-19 exposure and viral carriage in health care workers
Description
2.4% of asymptomatic health care workers at work in Birmingham were carriers of the SARS-CoV-2 virus a new study by the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has found.
Date:
11/09/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Patients set to benefit from new guidelines on artificial intelligence health solutions

Patients set to benefit from new guidelines on artificial intelligence health solutions
Description
Patients could benefit from more effective introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) innovations to diagnose and treat disease thanks to the first international standards for reporting of clinical trials for AI.
Date:
09/09/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Preparing for the unthinkable: New paper reveals how lessons learned during COVID-19 could prepare us for nuclear attack

Preparing for the unthinkable: New paper reveals how lessons learned during COVID-19 could prepare us for nuclear attack
Description
Preparing for the unthinkable: New paper reveals how lessons learned during COVID-19 could prepare us for nuclear attack
Date:
09/09/2020
Categories:
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

Pregnant women with COVID-19 are less likely to show common symptoms, may be at higher risk of intensive care admission and could give birth early, new international study finds

Pregnant women with COVID-19 are less likely to show common symptoms, may be at higher risk of intensive care admission and could give birth early, new international study finds
Description
Pregnant women hospitalised with COVID-19 are less likely to manifest common virus symptoms and may be at an increased risk of intensive care admission, a new study into the impacts of COVID-19 on pregnancy has found.
Date:
02/09/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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