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18/02/2021

Major £2.2m research project aims to improve treatment and understanding of Long COVID

Major £2.2m research project aims to improve treatment and understanding of Long COVID
Description
The University of Birmingham today launches a major new £2.2m government-funded research project to improve the treatment, causes and symptoms of so-called Long COVID in non-hospitalised patients.
Date:
18/02/2021
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
05/02/2021

Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds

Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds
Description
New research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed for the first time the extent to which frailty increases the risk of mortality in COVID-19 patients.
Date:
05/02/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/01/2021

Randomised trials could help to return children safely to schools - study

Randomised trials could help to return children safely to schools - study
Description
Schools are closing again in response to surging levels of COVID-19 infection, but staging randomised trials when students eventually return could help.
Date:
21/01/2021
18/01/2021

Research reveals mental health impact of COVID-19 on hospital healthcare workers

Research reveals mental health impact of COVID-19 on hospital healthcare workers
Description
A study, published in BJPsych Open found that around a third of hospital healthcare workers reported clinically significant symptoms of anxiety and depression following the initial COVID-19 pandemic peak in the UK.
Date:
18/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
14/01/2021

Study finds paediatric cancer patients at no greater risk of severe COVID-19 infection

Study finds paediatric cancer patients at no greater risk of severe COVID-19 infection
Description
Results from the first national study of children with cancer who test positive from COVID-19 has found that these patients do not appear to be at any increased risk of severe COVID-19 infection.
Date:
14/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
08/01/2021

West Midlands research study reveals attitudes to vaccines

West Midlands research study reveals attitudes to vaccines
Description
A recent survey undertaken by the University of Birmingham is believed to be the first cross-sectional survey to examine the various factors influencing the uptake of a potential approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Date:
08/01/2021
Categories:
Social Sciences
06/01/2021

New COVID-19 test gives positive result in just a few minutes

New COVID-19 test gives positive result in just a few minutes
Description
A new COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to less than five and delivers accurate results has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
06/01/2021
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences
21/12/2020

Large study in UK NHS labs shows gold standard accuracy of Oxford Nanopore's COVID-19 test LamPORE for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients

Large study in UK NHS labs shows gold standard accuracy of Oxford Nanopore's COVID-19 test LamPORE for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients
Description
A study of more than 23,000 samples carried out by teams across the UK, including the University of Birmingham, shows Oxford Nanopore's COVID-19 test, LamPORE, is highly accurate for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.
Date:
21/12/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
15/12/2020

High performance, low cost ventilator project awarded grant of £768k by UKRI

High performance, low cost ventilator project awarded grant of £768k by UKRI
Description
An international team of scientists and engineers have been awarded a grant of £768K by UKRI as part of the Newton Fund's Agile Response Call to develop high performance, low cost ventilators.
Date:
15/12/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
11/12/2020

Study finds paediatric cancer patients at no greater risk of severe COVID-19 infection

Study finds paediatric cancer patients at no greater risk of severe COVID-19 infection
Description
Results from the first national study of children with cancer who test positive from COVID-19 has found that these patients do not appear to be at any increased risk of severe COVID-19 infection.
Date:
11/12/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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