Fatal health threat to young African children reduced by innovative artistic intervention - study

Fatal health threat to young African children reduced by innovative artistic intervention - study
Description
The fatal threat from diarrhoea and pneumonia to young children in the world's poorer countries can be reduced by using traditional performing arts to encourage mothers to provide youngsters with safe food and water.
Date:
19/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Grant success for Post-Socialist Britain project

Grant success for Post-Socialist Britain project
Description
Professor Sara Jones, Dr Charlotte Galpin (University of Birmingham) and Dr Jenny Wüstenberg (Nottingham Trent University) have received a grant of £935k from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Date:
18/01/2021
Categories:
Arts and Law, International, Research

Research reveals mental health impact of Covid-19 on hospital healthcare workers

Research reveals mental health impact of Covid-19 on hospital healthcare workers
Description
Hospital healthcare workers reported higher rates of clinically significant mental health symptoms following the initial Covid-19 pandemic peak in the UK, new research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed.
Date:
18/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Cancer research reveals how different mutations in one gene can cause different types of disease

Cancer research reveals how different mutations in one gene can cause different types of disease
Description
Leading cancer experts at the University of Birmingham have solved a long-standing question of how various types of mutations in just one gene cause different types of disease.
Date:
15/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Study finds paediatric cancer patients at no greater risk of severe COVID-19 infection

Study finds paediatric cancer patients at no greater risk of severe COVID-19 infection
Description
Results from the first national study of children with cancer who test positive from COVID-19 has found that these patients do not appear to be at any increased risk of severe COVID-19 infection.
Date:
14/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Research reveals new insight into why breastfed babies have improved immune systems

Research reveals new insight into why breastfed babies have improved immune systems
Description
New insight into the biological mechanisms of the long-term positive health effects of breastfeeding in preventing disorders of the immune system in later life.
Date:
14/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Dental experts discover biological imbalance is the reason for link between gum and kidney disease

Dental experts discover biological imbalance is the reason for link between gum and kidney disease
Description
An imbalance of the body's oxygen producing free radicals and its antioxidant cells could be the reason why gum disease and chronic kidney disease affect each other, a new study has found.
Date:
05/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Dental experts discover biological imbalance is the reason for link between gum and kidney disease

Dental experts discover biological imbalance is the reason for link between gum and kidney disease
Description
A new study has found that an imbalance of the body's oxygen producing free radicals and its antioxidant cells could be the reason why gum disease and chronic kidney disease affect each other.
Date:
05/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences welcomes new Birmingham Fellow

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences welcomes new Birmingham Fellow
Description
Dr James Guggenheim has been appointed as a Birmingham Fellow with the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, joining its long established world class research team.
Date:
04/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Large study in UK NHS labs shows gold standard accuracy of Oxford Nanopore's COVID-19 test LamPORE for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients

Large study in UK NHS labs shows gold standard accuracy of Oxford Nanopore's COVID-19 test LamPORE for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients
Description
A study of more than 23,000 samples carried out by teams across the UK, including the University of Birmingham, shows Oxford Nanopore's COVID-19 test, LamPORE, is highly accurate for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.
Date:
21/12/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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