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Global surgery

Researchers are addressing the critical need to reduce inequalities in surgical care in low- and middle-income countries to improve mortality rates and outcomes.

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DNA repair

DNA, the repository of genetic information for each of our cells, is a chemical entity that is subject to damage which if not repaired, can lead to mutations and disease.

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Cancer Predisposition

Jo Morris is interested in the way our cells maintain and repair our genome, keeping our DNA intact.A particular interest is the functions of the breast and ovarian cancer predisposition protein BRCA1.

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Ageing and wellbeing

Researchers from the University of Birmingham are designing studies and programmes to get older people more engaged in exercise to improve or maintain physical independence and delay mobility disabilities.

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Youth Mental Health

Rachel Upthegrove is Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health. Her research Interest is within the field of major mental illness; particularly schizophrenia and co-morbid depression in early phases of illness.

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The Mirena coil

Professor Janesh Gupta, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, conducted the largest randomised clinical trial in the world assessing how women with heavy menstrual bleeding should be treated medically.

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Smart drug delivery

Dr Chris McConville, senior lecturer in pharmaceutics, formulation and drug delivery, is exploring the role of implant technology to overcome the 'scorched earth' approach of current approaches like chemotherapy.

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Sepsis care bundles

Maternal sepsis is recognised as a major cause of maternal mortality, accounting for over 10% of maternal deaths worldwide. Dr David Lissauer leads a research group tackling the problem.

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Head Neck Cancer

Liver disease is a rising public health threat, with a shortage of donated organs for those in need. But researchers are questioning whether common criteria are causing unduly high rejection rates.

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr Di Pietro is a Molecular Neuroscientist. With almost 20 years of research experience with particular interest in the molecular mechanisms of TBI, she is an expert of in vitro and in vivo animal models of TBI.

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As the global COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, evidence has emerged that some patients who survive the virus are experiencing prolonged symptoms and complications beyond the initial period of acute infection.

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Health data insight

The blizzard of health data enabled by performative leaps in data collection technology, organization and computational power, will only help us if there is a corresponding advance in analytics, ethics and governance.

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