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23/11/2020

Obesity, age and BAME ethnicity associated with higher COVID-19 antibody levels

Obesity, age and BAME ethnicity associated with higher COVID-19 antibody levels
Description
Researchers studying a group of UK healthcare workers discovered that non-white individuals recovering from COVID-19 displayed higher antibody levels than white individuals.
Date:
23/11/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
12/11/2020

Routine testing for COVID-19 can make surgery safer

Routine testing for COVID-19 can make surgery safer
Description
Routine testing patients for COVID-19 before major surgery could reduce the risk of respiratory complications and save lives, a new study reveals.
Date:
12/11/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
02/11/2020

Cellular immunity to SARS-CoV-2 found at six months in non-hospitalised individuals

Cellular immunity to SARS-CoV-2 found at six months in non-hospitalised individuals
Description
Cellular (T cell) immunity against SARS-CoV-2 is likely to be present within most adults six months after primary infection, a new pre-print from the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) suggests.
Date:
02/11/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
07/10/2020

Vitamin D deficiency increased risk of COVID in healthcare workers, new UK study shows

Vitamin D deficiency increased risk of COVID in healthcare workers, new UK study shows
Description
Research finds healthcare workers who self-isolated after developing COVID-19 symptoms were more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency, with workers from Black, Asian or ethnic minority backgrounds particularly affected.
Date:
07/10/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
06/10/2020

'COVID-19 free' hospital areas could save lives after surgery – global study

'COVID-19 free' hospital areas could save lives after surgery – global study
Description
Setting up 'COVID-19 free' hospital areas for surgical patients could save lives during the second wave of the pandemic – reducing the risk of death from lung infections associated with coronavirus.
Date:
06/10/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham academic awarded grant for rapid COVID research

University of Birmingham academic awarded grant for rapid COVID research
Description
A University of Birmingham academic is one of three UK scientists awarded a share of £50,000 to develop innovative research to improve the care of COVID-19 patients.
Date:
06/10/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
01/10/2020

Government COVID-19 testing lab to open at the University of Birmingham

Government COVID-19 testing lab to open at the University of Birmingham
Description
As part of the drive to expand COVID-19 testing capacity across the UK, The University of Birmingham has been announced today as one of the first academic sector lab partnerships to come online.
Date:
01/10/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
30/09/2020

Global experts support maternal health professionals during pandemic

Global experts support maternal health professionals during pandemic
Description
Global health professionals are joining the latest in a series of online expert workshops aimed at improving the care of pregnant women during the current COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in low income countries
Date:
30/09/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Lockdown school closures may have increased risk of abuse for vulnerable children, new UK study finds

Lockdown school closures may have increased risk of abuse for vulnerable children, new UK study finds
Description
The closure of schools as a result of COVID-19 lockdown measures may have harmed children as child abuse was not reported, a new study has found.
Date:
30/09/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
25/09/2020

Operation Moonshot proposals are scientifically unsound, experts argue

Operation Moonshot proposals are scientifically unsound, experts argue
Description
Proposals made by the government as part of Operation Moonshot could do more harm than good, a group of UK experts have argued in a new article published by the BMJ.
Date:
25/09/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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