European Research Council backs research into anti-slavery in Africa and sign languages

European Research Council backs research into anti-slavery in Africa and sign languages
Description
Two researchers from the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham have been awarded ERC Advanced Grants as part of €450 million (£400 million) funding for Europe's long-term frontier research.
Date:
31/03/2020
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research

New study finds how gamma delta T cells recognise target cells

New study finds how gamma delta T cells recognise target cells
Description
New research from the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy has found how an important class of immune cells, gamma delta T cells (γδ T cells), is able to recognise target cells.
Date:
31/03/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

UK oncologists launch joint project to track cancer patients with COVID-19

UK oncologists launch joint project to track cancer patients with COVID-19
Description
A team of oncologists have joined forces to launch the first cancer coronavirus registry in the world to track how cancer patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be impacted.
Date:
27/03/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

The University of Birmingham supports the NHS in the fight against COVID-19

The University of Birmingham supports the NHS in the fight against COVID-19
Description
The University is supporting the NHS in the fight against COVID-19 in the city, region and nationally.
Date:
26/03/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New global guidelines launched to reduce surgical site infection and antimicrobial resistance

New global guidelines launched to reduce surgical site infection and antimicrobial resistance
Description
International surgical guidelines launched today (25 March) will help to save thousands of lives in Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMIC) countries by standardising and improving practice in surgery.
Date:
25/03/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

The development of more accurate antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 is crucial and urgent

The development of more accurate antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 is crucial and urgent
Description
Work to develop tests to detect COVID-19 antibodies is urgent and critically important. Research at universities will be crucial in finding a solution to the current crisis, a University of Birmingham expert has said.
Date:
23/03/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New leadership for the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

New leadership for the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Description
Professor Paulus Kirchhof, the Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences for the last two years, will take on a new role at the University Heart Center Hamburg.
Date:
17/03/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Reconnecting and Resilience

Reconnecting and Resilience
Description
The women and men who have participated in the CSRS project have frequently talked about how their bodies hold on to the pain of what they experienced. Professor Janine Clark discusses the concept of (re)connectivity.
Date:
16/03/2020
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research

Faecal Microbiota Transplants successfully treat patients with C.diff

Faecal Microbiota Transplants successfully treat patients with C.diff
Description
A new study from the University of Birmingham has shown that Faecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT) are highly successful in treating patients with Clostridioides difficile (C.diff) infection.
Date:
16/03/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Five-year MRC programme grant awarded to University researchers

Five-year MRC programme grant awarded to University researchers
Description
Professor Graham Anderson and his team have been successful in renewing their MRC programme grant 'Targeting New Mechanisms In The Control Of Thymus Function To Restore Balanced T-cell Production'.
Date:
12/03/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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