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Latest news from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Abnormal heartbeat identified in 1 in 20 older adults using wrist-worn wearable and smartphone

Top left to bottom right: Professor Larissa Fabritz, Honorary Professor and lead author of the study. Professor Derek Connolly, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Professor Kate Jolly, Professor of Public Health and Primary Care, and Professor Paulus Kirchhof, Honorary Professor. All authors of the study with affiliations with the University of Birmingham.
Description:
A new study, conducted by the Atrial Fibrillation NETwork (AFNET), offered smartphone and arrhythmia screening to older adults without atrial fibrillation.
Date:
02 December 2022

Immune T cell defence is coping with COVID-19 variants of concern – for now

Computer generated illustration of white blood cells that form human immune system
Description:
Broad T-cell response is currently protective but recognition of seven out of ten T-cell targets mutated in SARS-CoV-2 variants is impaired
Date:
01 December 2022

World’s first clinical trial to test new drug glenzocimab for heart attacks

Masked scientist, wearing protective glasses and white lab coat, looking into a microscope.
Description:
New partnership with Acticor Biotech will see patients with heart attacks treated with glenzocimab, a promising new class of drug for the first time.
Date:
23 November 2022

‘Playbook’ sets out ways to fight back against antimicrobial resistance

Bacterial colonies grown on an agar plate in combination with iron powder.
Description:
‘Resistance breakers’ and better genetic tests are among new ways that scientists could address antimicrobial resistance, a new paper suggests.
Date:
21 November 2022

Inflammation and Ageing Research Fellow receives £1.2M Competitive MRC Career Development Fellowship

Dr Jon Hazeldine
Description:
Dr Jon Hazeldine, Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, has been awarded a competitive MRC Career Development Award Fellowship totalling £1.2M.
Date:
16 November 2022

Researchers make miniature ‘bone marrows in a dish’ to improve anti-cancer treatments

Picture of organoid
Description:
The organoids provide a micro-environment that can accept and support the survival of cells from patients with blood malignancies
Date:
15 November 2022

New UK-first trial to screen 20,000 children for type 1 diabetes

Various medical equipment involved in the treatment of type 1 Diabetes against a purple background
Description:
Blood tests will identify children likely to develop type 1 diabetes, allowing earlier, safer diagnosis
Date:
14 November 2022

Childhood maltreatment linked with higher risk of asthma and atopic disease

Asthma inhaler and chapstick for lips on a cotton surface
Description:
UK analysis raises need for awareness of health implications for patients following abuse and neglect
Date:
14 November 2022

Historic concussion monitoring collaboration extended during Women’s 2021 Rugby World Cup

Female Rugby Players
Description:
The collaboration between University of Birmingham spin-off Marker Diagnostics, Rugby Football Union and World Rugby extended for the Women’s Rugby World Cup
Date:
11 November 2022

Rare cancer treatment changed thanks to major clinical trial

A child sat in a hospital bed smiling at the camera wearing a hospital gown and with medical equipment around them
Description:
Children and adult with a rare form of bone cancer are receiving a new standard of treatment that is more effective, thanks to a CRCTU clinical trial.
Date:
11 November 2022

Highly regarded research from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Description:
Celebrating a bumper month for publishing across the College.
Date:
10 November 2022

Early career researcher acknowledged for work to better understand thymus function

Dr Emilie Cosway headshot
Description:
The International Eosinophil Society announce University of Birmingham researcher as a winner of the Gerald J. Gleich Award 2022.
Date:
10 November 2022
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