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

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

The Conversation: Lockdown: crimes in the home are on the up – new measures are needed to alert the authorities

The Conversation: Lockdown: crimes in the home are on the up – new measures are needed to alert the authorities
Description
Dr Joht Singh Chandan writes for The Conversation on how domestic violence and child maltreatment are widely under-reported under lockdown.
Date:
10/06/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Chernajovsky Foundation support two PhD scholarships to develop novel therapies

Chernajovsky Foundation support two PhD scholarships to develop novel therapies
Description
Two research groups have been awarded funds over £285,000 to support PhD scholarships from the Lorna and Yuti Chernajovsky Biomedical Research Foundation.
Date:
01/06/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Blog: How to stay productive during lockdown

Blog: How to stay productive during lockdown
Description
During this period of uncertaintity, we spoke to some of our researchers in a series of blog posts to find out what it's like to be a scientist and working from home.
Date:
29/05/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Medical students join forces with doctors on the front line to raise over £25,000 for charity

Medical students join forces with doctors on the front line to raise over £25,000 for charity
Description
Medical students from the University of Birmingham's Medical Society have teamed up with doctors on the front line as part of a sports competition that has seen over £25,000 raised for charitable causes.
Date:
29/05/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

COVID-19 mortality in cancer patients is not significantly affected by anti-cancer treatments, study finds

COVID-19 mortality in cancer patients is not significantly affected by anti-cancer treatments, study finds
Description
A new study led by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford has found the mortality rate in cancer patients who are assessed or treated in hospital with COVID-19 is not significantly affected by anti-cancer treatments.
Date:
28/05/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

The Conversation: A new global health pattern: longer life for the poor, with more ailments

The Conversation: A new global health pattern: longer life for the poor, with more ailments
Description
Professor Justine Davies and Maria Odland write for The Conversation on how the number of older people in lower income countries is growing and how these countries' health systems might not be able to cope.
Date:
22/05/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

COVID-19 disruption will lead to 28 million surgeries cancelled worldwide

COVID-19 disruption will lead to 28 million surgeries cancelled worldwide
Description
Over 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – leading to patients facing a lengthy wait for their health issues to be resolved, a new study reveals.
Date:
15/05/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Three Birmingham Professors announced as Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows

Three Birmingham Professors announced as Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows
Description
Three professors from the University of Birmingham have been named among the UK's most prominent biomedical and health scientists by the Academy of Medical Sciences in its prestigious list of Fellows.
Date:
14/05/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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