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New drug treatment regimen shows promise for patients with lupus

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Description:
New drug treatment regimen, using belimumab soon after rituximab, reduced a disease-related autoantibody and severe disease flares in lupus patients.
Date:
03 November 2021

Urgent changes needed to global guidelines designed to stop surgical infection

Three surgeons in surgical gowns and face masks work on a patient under the lights of an operating theatre.
Description:
Wound infections are the most common problem after surgery, particularly in developing countries, but promised innovations to tackle the issue do not work and global guidance needs changing, a new study reveals.
Date:
02 November 2021

Triple-drug combo could prove key weapon in fight against cancer

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Description:
Combining three existing drugs could form an effective and non-toxic treatment for a range of aggressive blood cancers, a new study reveals.
Date:
02 November 2021

First meeting of new Marie Curie Network that includes Birmingham Law School

Description:
The University of Turin, which coordinates the SAPIENS Network project, hosted the first SAPIENS Network Advanced Training Course (ATC). ATCs are a crucial part of the SAPIENS Network.
Date:
01 November 2021

Towards a brighter future for endocrinology research

Description:
Professor Chris McCabe, Professor of Molecular Endocrinology at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, talks about the future of endocrinology research in the anniversary issue of The Endocrinologist.
Date:
28 October 2021

Is there a convincing UK strategy to deliver low-carbon heating?

Low Carbon
Description:
Why a convincing UK strategy to deliver low-carbon heating a challenge
Date:
28 October 2021

Leading diabetes social media influencers revealed

Description:
New research reveals that Dr Abd Tahrani is featured as being in the top five most active social media users who participate in the UK's online diabetes debate and who has published the most diabetes related posts.
Date:
28 October 2021

Winner Joe Plater BTF Thyroid Cancer Research Award 2021

Description:
Professor Chris McCabe is featured in a British Thyroid Foundation news story about being awarded the Joe Plater BTF Thyroid Cancer Research Award 2021 for his thyroid cancer research.
Date:
28 October 2021

Our Haunted Shores

Campus - Aston Webb
Description:
This talk explores the value of understanding Britain's relationship to its coasts, shores, and beaches via the nation's own gothic literary tradition.
Date:
27 October 2021

Specific cell population plays a key role in the affect arthritis has on the body and the pain patients feel, study finds

Arthritis 900
Description:
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have led a study which has identified a new specific population of cells that plays a key role in the affect arthritis has on the body and the subsequent pain felt by patients.
Date:
27 October 2021

Carbon accounting madness makes a mockery of the UK's Net Zero plans, says University of Birmingham academic

Ian Thomson conference 2019
Description:
Government targets to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050 could be worthless if current carbon accounting systems aren't radically reformed, warns a leading academic.
Date:
25 October 2021

Moral determinations in international law: lessons from the seals dispute

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Description:
Video of the first webinar of the International Economic Law and Policy Working Group (IELPWG) of Birmingham Law School.
Date:
25 October 2021
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