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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

Rapid test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia to be developed by University of Birmingham spinout

Rapid test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia to be developed by University of Birmingham spinout
Description
Rapid test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia to be developed by University of Birmingham spinout
Date:
25/11/2019

Evolution can reconfigure gene networks to deal with environmental change

Evolution can reconfigure gene networks to deal with environmental change
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have unravelled the genetic mechanisms behind tiny waterfleas' ability to adapt to increased levels of phosphorus pollution in lakes.
Date:
14/11/2019

Dr Neil Hotchin Appointed Head of School of Biosciences

Dr Neil Hotchin Appointed Head of School of Biosciences
Description
Dr Neil Hotchin Appointed Head of School of Biosciences
Date:
08/11/2019
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