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23/08/2019

Inflammatory arthritis research centre receives continued funding

Inflammatory arthritis research centre receives continued funding
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A national centre researching inflammatory arthritis will receive continued funding of nearly £2 million over five years from Versus Arthritis, it has been announced.
Date:
23/08/2019

Research shows low-cost once a day combination pill can prevent heart disease and stroke

Research shows low-cost once a day combination pill can prevent heart disease and stroke
Description
Research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham in the UK has shown a combination low-cost pill called a polypill containing four drugs is effective in preventing cardiovascular disease.
Date:
23/08/2019
20/08/2019

10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency will be prevented by adding vitamin D to wheat flour

10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency will be prevented by adding vitamin D to wheat flour
Description
Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales over the next 90 years, say researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
20/08/2019
19/08/2019

New tool could lead to improved care of patients living with artificial heart pump

New tool could lead to improved care of patients living with artificial heart pump
Description
New research led by the University of Birmingham and funded by the British Heart Foundation could improve the lives of those living with an artificial heart pump.
Date:
19/08/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
12/08/2019

Internationally renowned researcher named Chair in Cell Biology of Membrane Proteins

Internationally renowned researcher named Chair in Cell Biology of Membrane Proteins
Description
Professor Dirk-Peter Herten's interdisciplinary research spans from microscopy techniques over switchable fluorescent probes to biological applications.
Date:
12/08/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
07/08/2019

Birmingham collaboration awarded international MRC Newton Fund prostrate cancer grant

Birmingham collaboration awarded international MRC Newton Fund prostrate cancer grant
Description
An international team from the University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham in the UK and the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, has been awarded £660,000 to study prostate cancer.
Date:
07/08/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Three Birmingham scientists awarded £4 million by Cancer Research UK

Three Birmingham scientists awarded £4 million by Cancer Research UK
Description
Three researchers from the University of Birmingham have been awarded more than £4 million by Cancer Research UK for their work to investigate new personalised cancer treatments.
Date:
07/08/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
01/08/2019

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust and University of Birmingham scoop top prize at healthcare innovation awards

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust and University of Birmingham scoop top prize at healthcare innovation awards
Description
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Birmingham have been awarded the prestigious Meridian Award at the Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards 2019.
Date:
01/08/2019

Hidden chemistry in flowers shown to kill cancer cells

Hidden chemistry in flowers shown to kill cancer cells
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown that it's possible to produce a compound with anti-cancer properties directly from feverfew – a common flowering garden plant.
Date:
01/08/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
24/07/2019

Leading population geneticist is appointed Junior Group Leader

Leading population geneticist is appointed Junior Group Leader
Description
The Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences recently appointed Dr Marc Haber as Junior Group Leader. He joins Birmingham from the Wellcome Sanger Institute bringing with him extensive experience in population genetics.
Date:
24/07/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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