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15/02/2019

Professor leads national group of experts reviewing the benefits and risks of opioid medicines

Professor leads national group of experts reviewing the benefits and risks of opioid medicines
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A University of Birmingham Professor is leading a national review into the benefits and risks of opioid medicines including issues around dependency and addiction.
Date:
15/02/2019
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Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Young babies given a general anaesthetic experience no lasting impacts, new study finds

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New research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has found that giving young babies a general anaesthetic has no lasting impact on their brain development or behaviour.
Date:
15/02/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Researchers call for further investment in UK heart failure services

Researchers call for further investment in UK heart failure services
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Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century finds a study carried out by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford
Date:
15/02/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Novel software offers possible reduction in arrhythmic heart disease

Novel software offers possible reduction in arrhythmic heart disease
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Potentially lethal heart conditions may become easier to spot and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment thanks to innovative new software that measures electrical activity in the organ.
Date:
15/02/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
08/02/2019

Birmingham Professor announced as 'future leader' in Innovation, Enterprise and Research Programme

Birmingham Professor announced as 'future leader' in Innovation, Enterprise and Research Programme
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A leading University of Birmingham Professor has been announced as one of the first participants in The Academy of Medical Sciences' novel Future Leaders in Innovation, Enterprise and Research (FLIER) Programme.
Date:
08/02/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
04/02/2019

More die after surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined, study finds

More die after surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined, study finds
Description
New research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has found that giving young babies a general anaesthetic has no lasting impact on their brain development or behaviour.
Date:
04/02/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
31/01/2019

Genetic testing gives answers on developmental disorders during pregnancy

Genetic testing gives answers on developmental disorders during pregnancy
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Research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has found that genetic testing improves the diagnoses of abnormalities in developing babies that are picked up during ultrasound scans.
Date:
31/01/2019
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

'Physician Associates' are an asset to hospital medical and surgical teams, study finds

'Physician Associates' are an asset to hospital medical and surgical teams, study finds
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The first study into the impact on the NHS of a new type of health worker in hospitals, known as Physician Associates, has found that they benefit medical and surgical teams over a wide range of specialities
Date:
31/01/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
30/01/2019

Up to £1 million funding awarded to develop bacterial vaccines in global fight against antimicrobial resistance

Up to £1 million funding awarded to develop bacterial vaccines in global fight against antimicrobial resistance
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The BactiVac Network up to £1 million funding to accelerate the development of bacterial vaccines in a bid to prevent infections occurring as part of the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Date:
30/01/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
17/01/2019

Birmingham Brief: Concussion in sport: How science could tackle it

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Academic neurosurgeon Professor Tony Belli writes for the Birmingham Brief on how concussion in sports is a serious issue that needs investigating.
Date:
17/01/2019
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