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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.
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17/01/2019

Premier League footballers participate in new ground-breaking concussion study

Premier League footballers participate in new ground-breaking concussion study
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The University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust have launched a new study funded by The Drake Foundation to review and potentially enhance concussion diagnosis in football.
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17/01/2019
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Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
16/01/2019

More donor livers could be used for transplantation thanks to exciting new development

More donor livers could be used for transplantation thanks to exciting new development
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A procedure assessed by NICE and used in research led by the University of Birmingham has been hailed as an "exciting development" in increasing the number of livers which can be safely used for transplantation.
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16/01/2019
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Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
10/01/2019

Birmingham researcher receives leading award for translational biomedical research

Birmingham researcher receives leading award for translational biomedical research
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University of Birmingham clinician scientist and hepatologist Dr Ye Htun Oo has been awarded £1.7 million to fund translational biomedical research into autoimmune liver diseases.
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10/01/2019
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Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
07/01/2019

Leading scientist awarded £500,000 to investigate new blood test which could help spot bowel cancer sooner

Leading scientist awarded £500,000 to investigate new blood test which could help spot bowel cancer sooner
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A leading University of Birmingham scientist has been awarded a £500,000 grant from Cancer Research UK to investigate whether a new blood-based screening test could detect bowel cancer earlier.
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07/01/2019
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Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Study identifies three simple 'clinical risks' and two biomarkers that could be used to screen patients with irregular heart rhythm

Study identifies three simple 'clinical risks' and two biomarkers that could be used to screen patients with irregular heart rhythm
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found two biomarkers that could be used to identify a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation in patients who have three 'clinical risks'.
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07/01/2019
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Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/12/2018

University of Birmingham develops sight-saving treatment for eye infection or trauma

University of Birmingham develops sight-saving treatment for eye infection or trauma
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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a novel eye drop that rapidly reduces sight-threatening scarring to the surface of the eye.
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21/12/2018
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Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
20/12/2018

Birmingham experts join Chinese counterparts in superbug battle

Birmingham experts join Chinese counterparts in superbug battle
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) experts at the University of Birmingham are joining forces with their counterparts in China in the battle against superbugs – potentially helping to save many thousands of lives.
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20/12/2018
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Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham medical students attend world-leading international bioethics conference

University of Birmingham medical students attend world-leading international bioethics conference
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Four students from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences recently attended the 13th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Healthcare Law in Jerusalem, organised by UNESCO.
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20/12/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students
11/12/2018

University launches ambitious new Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership

University launches ambitious new Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership
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Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, visited the University of Birmingham today to launch an ambitious new multi-disciplinary Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership.
Date:
11/12/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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