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Scientists shed light on action of key tuberculosis drug

Scientists shed light on action of key tuberculosis drug
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A new study led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has shed fresh light on how a key front-line drug kills the tuberculosis bacterium.
Date:
24/04/2020

University of Birmingham research student joins global consortium of scientists in rapid response to COVID-19

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People with confirmed or presumed COVID-19 urged to participate in survey on smell loss.
Date:
21/04/2020

University Professor appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to Food Standards Agency

University Professor appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to Food Standards Agency
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University of Birmingham microbiology expert Professor Robin May has been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to the Food Standards Agency.
Date:
21/04/2020

University of Birmingham joins COVID-19 genome sequencing alliance to map spread of coronavirus

University of Birmingham joins COVID-19 genome sequencing alliance to map spread of coronavirus
Description
The Government and the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser have today (Monday 23 March) backed the UK's leading clinicians and scientists to map how COVID-19 spreads and evolves using whole-genome sequencing.
Date:
23/03/2020

Shutting the door on COVID-19

Shutting the door on COVID-19
Description
A proportion of the UK population will be infected by COVID-19 but non-face-to-face communication could help flatten the curve and shut the door on COVID-19.
Date:
18/03/2020

Study unravels how our immune system deals with fungal and viral infections

Study unravels how our immune system deals with fungal and viral infections
Description
The body's immune response to fungal infections changes when a patient is also infected by a virus, according to new research which investigated the two types of infection together for the first time.
Date:
28/02/2020

Probiotic drink could offer new way to combat antibiotic resistance

Probiotic drink could offer new way to combat antibiotic resistance
Description
A probiotic drink could become a promising new weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria, after scientists engineered a key genetic element that can tackle the genetic basis of resistance.
Date:
16/01/2020

Probiotic drink could offer new way to combat antibiotic resistance

Probiotic drink could offer new way to combat antibiotic resistance
Description
Probiotic drink could offer new way to combat antibiotic resistance
Date:
15/01/2020
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