Research news

All the latest research news, discoveries and breakthroughs


Strong partnership working has led to advances in care for trauma patients

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Celebrating 12 years of work to improve trauma care and outcomes for patients, through translational research built on military, NHS and scientific partnership.
Date:
31 October 2023

Protein interaction causing rare but deadly vaccine-related clotting found

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Discovery means potential protective treatments could be developed to block thrombosis from developing following vaccination.
Date:
30 October 2023

AI could be used to develop bioweapons if not regulated urgently

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A new report calls on governments to take urgent steps to manage the threat of artificial intelligence being used to develop bioweapons.
Date:
30 October 2023

New inflammatory mechanisms unveiled in the setting of liver disease and liver cancer

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For the first time, researchers have shown a direct link between a blood vessel protein and cell growth arrest in the liver
Date:
30 October 2023

Hearing ‘bad grammar’ results in physical signs of stress – new study reveals

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A new study by professors at the University of Birmingham has revealed for the first time how our bodies go into stress-mode when hearing misused grammar.
Date:
27 October 2023

Who cares? The problem of exploitation within the UK care system

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Description:
The UK care system is in crisis - what must be done?
Date:
26 October 2023

Rhetoric experts to debate state of political discourse

 Shareefa Energy giving a talk.
Description:
Rhetoric experts and prime ministerial speechwriters to debate the state of political discourse at live ‘Speak Out’ events.
Date:
24 October 2023

Senior leader receives Vitae ICE Award for work around menopause awareness.

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Helen Matthews, Head of Operations at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, has been awarded the Vitae ICE Award for work on menopause.
Date:
19 October 2023

Sleep and stress give clues to understanding epileptic seizures - study

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Description:
Sleeping patterns and stress hormones could be the key to understanding how and when people with epilepsy are likely to experience seizures.
Date:
18 October 2023

Researcher leads in supporting those from ethnic minority backgrounds applying for research funding

Description:
Birmingham researcher responds to a call to prioritise understanding barriers faced by researchers from ethnic minority backgrounds when applying for funding.
Date:
18 October 2023

Novel risk tool could help prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation

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UK patients with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation could benefit from a new prediction tool for assessing the risk of stroke and major bleeding
Date:
17 October 2023

IIH patients should have closer monitoring during pregnancy for pre-eclampsia & gestational diabetes

Pregnancy scan
Description:
New research has revealed that pregnant women with Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) are at an increased risk of gestational complications
Date:
12 October 2023

Birmingham Platelet Group delivers breakthrough ‘nanobody’ technology

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Description:
Birmingham researchers created antibody fragments called nanobodies to help scientists understand more about platelet disorders such as bleeding or thrombosis
Date:
12 October 2023

Influencer Stories of Mental Health and Young People

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Description:
An ESRC-funded project will explore how stories told by social media influencers can impact young people as they gain awareness of challenges in mental health.
Date:
09 October 2023

Training could improve care for diverse population living with auto-immune rheumatologic conditions

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Description:
Researchers have created a programme programme to address communication issues which are preventing patients receiving quality care.
Date:
04 October 2023

It’s a match: Birmingham leads pioneering initiative to partner PhD students and patients

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Description:
New programme pairs discovery science PhD students with patient and public partners to improve understanding of patient priorities and public engagement skills.
Date:
04 October 2023

University of Birmingham appoints Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor of Sustainability.

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Description:
The University of Birmingham has appointed David Hannah as Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor of Sustainability.
Date:
04 October 2023

New sustainable Molecular Sciences building will foster cutting-edge scientific research

Photo of the new Molecular Sciences Building on the University of Birmingham campus.
Description:
The new collaborative base for over 500 researchers in chemical, environmental and biomolecular sciences has opened at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
04 October 2023

University of Birmingham awarded Wellcome Leap contract

Dr Thomas Jackson
Description:
Dr Thomas Jackson has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract to research the responses of older people undergoing a stressful health event.
Date:
04 October 2023

BactiVac funded to develop bacterial vaccines in global fight against antimicrobial resistance

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Description:
The University of Birmingham-hosted BactiVac Network secures major funding to accelerate the development of bacterial vaccines.
Date:
28 September 2023