The Fate and Sustainable Future of Plastic

The Fate and Sustainable Future of Plastic
Description
Due to the environmental impact of their improper disposal, there is growing pressure to rethink our use of, and dependency on, plastics - especially single use plastics.
Date:
09/07/2020
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

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

Studia Patristica 100th volume published

Studia Patristica 100th volume published
Description
100th volume of Studia Patristica published with papers from the Sixth British Patristics conference held in Birmingham in 2016.
Date:
20/06/2020
Categories:
Arts and Law, 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

Bringing Colston Down

Bringing Colston Down
Description
'But the BLM protests showed that Colston's weighty legacy was less substantial than we had imagined: Rebecca Gould writes for the London Review of Books on Bringing Colston Down.
Date:
15/06/2020
Categories:
Arts and Law, 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
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