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Trial will test existing drugs against rare blood cancer

Trial will test existing drugs against rare blood cancer
Description
A clinical trial designed to test existing drugs in the treatment of a rare blood cancer has been launched at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick.
Date:
26/10/2020

Professor Alice Roberts Receives Public Anthropology Award

Professor Alice Roberts Receives Public Anthropology Award
Description
Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science has received the Royal Anthropological Institute Public Anthropology Award 2020.
Date:
19/10/2020

Enzyme discovered in the gut could lead to new disease biomarker

Enzyme discovered in the gut could lead to new disease biomarker
Description
Enzymes used by bacteria to break down mucus in the gut could provide a useful biomarker for intestinal diseases, according to new research published in Nature Communications.
Date:
11/08/2020

Professor Alice Roberts receives Royal Society award for public engagement

Professor Alice Roberts receives Royal Society award for public engagement
Description
The University of Birmingham's Professor of Public Engagement in Science, Alice Roberts, has been honoured with the Royal Society's David Attenborough Award.
Date:
04/08/2020

New sequencing technology will help scientists decipher disease mechanisms

New sequencing technology will help scientists decipher disease mechanisms
Description
New technologies capable of sequencing single molecules in fine detail will help scientists better understand the mechanisms of rare nucleotides thought to play an important role in the progression of some diseases.
Date:
02/07/2020

Protecting Apes from COVID-19

Protecting Apes from COVID-19
Description
In July 2020, Dr. Steve Unwin from the School of Biosciences will be part of the team leading OVAG2020, a virtual workshop for conservation professionals who work with orangutans and gibbons.
Date:
25/06/2020

Bacterial predator could help reduce COVID-19 deaths

Bacterial predator could help reduce COVID-19 deaths
Description
A type of virus that preys on bacteria could be harnessed to combat bacterial infections in patients whose immune systems have been weakened by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, experts say.
Date:
24/06/2020

COG-UK Preliminary Analysis Reveals the Frequency and Source of Virus introductions into the UK

COG-UK Preliminary Analysis Reveals the Frequency and Source of Virus introductions into the UK
Description
COG-UK Preliminary Analysis Reveals the Frequency and Source of Virus introductions into the UK
Date:
10/06/2020
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