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Anticlotting hope after rare genetic defect discovery

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New research with families in Chile looking at a rare genetic defect suggests that new, more powerful drugs to prevent dangerous clotting would be safe.
Date:
01 September 2022

Global digital health leaders propose framework for healthcare data research

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Description:
Healthcare data research should follow a framework to ensure transparency at every stage, according to experts across research, regulation and patient advocacy.
Date:
29 August 2022

Reducing health inequalities through research - Professor Thangaratinam becomes the lead

Professor Shakila Thangaratinam
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Shakila Thangaratinam, Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health has been appointed as Research and Development Lead for Birmingham Women’s Hospital.
Date:
26 August 2022

Preterm birth delay drugs safe for global reduction in neonatal death

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Women around the world must access the best medical treatments that help to delay preterm births.
Date:
15 August 2022

New Insights into Increases in Unexplained Paediatric Hepatitis Cases

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Description:
Professor Deirdre Kelly and Dr Zania Stamataki, Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, provide insights into increases of unexplained paediatric hepatitis.
Date:
04 August 2022

Institute Awards Six Academic Promotions in 2022 Academic Promotion Round

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Six academics within the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham have been promoted in the 2022 academic promotion round.
Date:
04 August 2022

Successful Round of Multiple Academic Promotions for Institute 2022

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Description:
Eight academics within the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy at the University of Birmingham have been promoted in the 2022 academic promotion round.
Date:
03 August 2022

Respiratory Clinical Lecturer receives £1.3M MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship

Dr Rahul Mahida
Description:
Dr Rahul Mahida, Respiratory Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, has been awarded an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship totalling £1.3M.
Date:
01 August 2022

Honorary Consultant Paediatric Intensivist Wins Chief Investigator of the Year

Dr Barney Scholefield Award
Description:
Dr Barney Scholefield, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist at Birmingham Children's Hospital, wins Chief Investigator of the Year
Date:
29 July 2022

Hair and libido loss join fatigue and brain fog among wider list of Long Covid symptoms

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Description:
Health records from 2.4m people in UK suggest that 61 symptoms part of wider Long Covid experience, and that certain key demographic groups more at risk
Date:
25 July 2022

Research shows investigational drug fosters nerve repair after injury

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Description:
Scientists from the University of Birmingham have shown that a brain-penetrating candidate drug can foster regeneration of damaged nerves after spinal trauma
Date:
12 July 2022

Hypertension poses major health risk for patients in middle income countries

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Description:
Hypertension is revealed as a major health problem for middle-income countries – leading to heart problems and death.
Date:
07 July 2022
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