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Single stranded suture threads could prevent pregnancy infection complications, C-STICH trial finds

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Description:
Results of the clinical trial published in the Lancet found single-strand suture threads could reduce risk of infection after cerclage surgery
Date:
20 October 2022

Monkeypox research to benefit from genetic coding lessons taken from Covid-19

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Description:
Lessons from the genetic mutations which led to Covid-19 variants such as Alpha and Omicron could help scientists tackle similar changes in Monkeypox.
Date:
20 October 2022

AI takes guesswork out of lateral flow testing

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A new trial found that an AI app-based reader for lateral flow devices reduced false Covid negatives in assisted test sites.
Date:
18 October 2022

New £30M research injection to improve treatment of inflammatory diseases

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Description:
Renewed National Institute for Health and Care Research Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre continue funds for developments around inflammatory diseases
Date:
14 October 2022

First Midlands research collaboration to focus on patient safety

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Description:
National Institute for Health and Care Research will establish Patient Safety Research Collaboration based in the Midlands
Date:
14 October 2022

Dr Melanie Madhani receives Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship Award

Dr Melanie Madhani
Description:
Dr Melanie Madhani has been internationally recognised by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for her outstanding research.
Date:
13 October 2022

Medical research and patient need - are we getting it right?

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Description:
Does the pursuit of scientific excellence serve or hamper translational medical research?
Date:
12 October 2022

A few thoughts on Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation

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Description:
Birmingham Law School's Dr Peter Coe blogs his thoughts on SLAPPs and on some of the suggestions that have so far been made to tackle this type of litigation.
Date:
11 October 2022

New UKRI-funded project on mental health encounters in young people

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Description:
Lisa Bortolotti (PTR) and Matthew Broome (IMH) are investigators in an exciting new collaborative project funded by UKRI.
Date:
08 October 2022

Childhood cancer radiotherapy involving exposure to the head increases risk of future brain tumours

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Description:
Children who received radiotherapy which exposed their head are at increased risk of developing a type of brain tumour called a meningioma.
Date:
06 October 2022

Half of mild brain injury patients not recovering after six months, new commission warns

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Description:
Report published in Lancet Neurology highlights progress and unmet needs for traumatic brain injury prevention, care, and research
Date:
30 September 2022

Birmingham joins charity to create next generation of leaders in childhood cancer

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Description:
Childhood cancer experts have joined a leading health charity to help create the next generation of leaders in paediatric oncology.
Date:
28 September 2022
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