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Booster vaccination strongly enhances COVID-19 immunity in care home residents and staff – study

A persons arm being injected with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine
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A COVID-19 booster vaccination markedly increases immune response in residents and staff within care homes, making it vital that people living and working in these settings get their third 'jab', a new study reveals.
Date:
22 December 2021

Rethinking Britain and Europe after the End of Empire: Decolonisation in the Metropoles

Campus - Aston Webb
Description:
Are we equipped adequately to conceptualise what 'decolonisation' means in the European metropoles?
Date:
22 December 2021

Two new open access articles from the CATENA Project

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This week sees the publication of articles in leading academic journals by two doctoral researchers on the CATENA project, Emanuele Scieri (on the Catenae on Acts) and Andrew Patton (on the Western Order of the Gospels)
Date:
22 December 2021

China-wide study will boost understanding of fatal surgical complication

surgeons performing an operation
Description:
Older patients in hospitals across China took part in a major multi-centre open-label randomised clinical trial that showed there was no difference in post-operative delirium in older people with a hip fracture.
Date:
21 December 2021

Birmingham Perspective: How might Omicron impact potential future COVID-19 variants?

covid 19 cells
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Adam Cunningham, Professor of Functional Immunity, speculates on how might the Omicron variant might affect future COVID-19 variants.
Date:
20 December 2021

Gum disease increases risk of other illness such as mental health and heart conditions, study finds

Male dentist with mask and patient
Description:
A University of Birmingham-led study shows an increased risk of patients developing illnesses including mental ill-health and heart conditions if they have a GP-inputted medical history of gum disease.
Date:
20 December 2021

University of Birmingham announces five new diabetes research studies

Blood sugar monitor, syringe and medication
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The University of Birmingham today announces the launch of five new major studies aimed at improving the prevention, treatment and management of type 1 diabetes – with a particular focus on children and young adults.
Date:
20 December 2021

Drug could more effectively treat patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia, early stage research finds

Digital image showing lots of COVID-19 cells
Description:
A proof-of-concept trial has identified a drug that may offer benefit some patients hospitalised with COVID-19 pneumonia.
Date:
20 December 2021

Omicron may cause 100,000 cancelled operations in England this winter

Three surgeons in surgical gowns and face masks work on a patient under the lights of an operating theatre.
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An additional 100,000 elective operations could be cancelled in England this winter as a result of the Omicron wave leading to increased hospital admissions.
Date:
20 December 2021

Creative Selves: Testimony, Authenticity and Engaging Others

Sara Jones delivering a talk
Description:
What does it mean for a witness to give testimony? How can artists & educators work ethically and sensitively with testimony to disseminate it to audiences?
Date:
15 December 2021

Prior SARS-CoV-2 infection increases strength and quality of immune response in double vaccinated care home staff and residents, reveals study

Elderly man
Description:
Elderly care home residents who have previously contracted and survived COVID-19 develop much stronger and higher antibody and cellular immune responses to two doses of vaccination, research finds.
Date:
09 December 2021

CARE Fertility supporting miscarriage research

Professor Arri Coomarasamy
Description:
CARE Fertility has generously donated £202,800 to support the miscarriage research led by Professor Arri Coomarasamy and team at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
07 December 2021
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