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28/07/2020

Researchers discover chemical messenger that instructs tissue cells to become aggressive

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A University of Birmingham team have established that a chemical messenger released by blood vessels instructs tissue cells to become aggressive and destroy joints, a classic symptom of rheumatoid arthritis.
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28/07/2020
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Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
27/07/2020

The Nolan Show: Government targets 'buy one get one free' deals in aim to tackle obesity'

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Dr Abd Tahrani is interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster's The Nolan Show to discuss the government targeting 'buy one get one free' deals in an aim to tackle obesity.
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27/07/2020

The Sun: First weight loss jabs' launch on high street after Boris's Covid obesity blitz

The Sun: First weight loss jabs' launch on high street after Boris's Covid obesity blitz
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Dr Abd Tahrani is quoted in The Sun regarding obesity and its significant unfavourable effects on the health of individuals, the health of the nation and the wide economy.
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27/07/2020

Simple urine test could significantly improve detection of adrenal cancer

Simple urine test could significantly improve detection of adrenal cancer
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Using a simple urine test alongside routine imaging for patients with adrenal masses could speed up adrenal cancer diagnosis, according to a new UK study.
Date:
27/07/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
15/07/2020

Flagship Cancer Research UK precision medicine trial highlights the need for a new approach in treating genomically complicated cancers

Flagship Cancer Research UK precision medicine trial highlights the need for a new approach in treating genomically complicated cancers
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A pioneering lung cancer study has highlighted important factors that will need to be considered in the next wave of precision medicine studies particularly in treating genomically complicated cancers.
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15/07/2020
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Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
14/07/2020

UK children's intensive care units come together to offer first nationwide insight into new condition in children thought to be related to COVID-19

UK children's intensive care units come together to offer first nationwide insight into new condition in children thought to be related to COVID-19
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A UK study into critically ill children admitted to paediatric intensive care units with symptoms of a rare, new inflammatory syndrome, has offered the first nationwide insights into the true extent of the condition.
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14/07/2020
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Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
13/07/2020

BBSRC grant awarded to purchase advanced research equipment

BBSRC grant awarded to purchase advanced research equipment
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Dr Dan Tennant, Dr Christian Ludwig and Professor Gareth Lavery have been awarded a 19ALERT mid-range equipment grant from the BBSRC to provide new tools for analysis of stable isotope incorporation into metabolites.
Date:
13/07/2020
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International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students
10/07/2020

Professor Melanie Calvert receives prestigious award for achievement in Patient-Reported Outcomes

Professor Melanie Calvert receives prestigious award for achievement in Patient-Reported Outcomes
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Professor Melanie Calvert has been awarded the prestigious Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust John Ware and Alvin Tarlov Career Achievement Prize in Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures.
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10/07/2020

AACR-CRUK Transatlantic Fellowship Success for Dr Justin Loke

AACR-CRUK Transatlantic Fellowship Success for Dr Justin Loke
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Dr Justin Loke has become one of the first-ever recipients of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) – Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Transatlantic Fellowships.
Date:
10/07/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
09/07/2020

Doing more with less: Sperm without a fully active tail move faster and more efficiently, new UK study finds

Doing more with less: Sperm without a fully active tail move faster and more efficiently, new UK study finds
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A new UK study finds that sperm without a fully active tail, rather than hindering the cell, move faster and more efficiently than sperm with a fully powered tail.
Date:
09/07/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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