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24/11/2017

Experimental drug trial seeks to improve treatment for head and neck cancer

Experimental drug trial seeks to improve treatment for head and neck cancer
Description
A trial designed and co-ordinated by the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit to test an experimental drug in patients with head and neck cancer has launched today through the Combinations Alliance.
Date:
24/11/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
23/11/2017

Children with heart disease are being let down by lack of clinical trials, study finds

Children with heart disease are being let down by lack of clinical trials, study finds
Description
Children with heart disease are being let down by lack of clinical trials, University of Birmingham-led study finds
Date:
23/11/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/11/2017

Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis

Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis
Description
Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent the onset of inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered.
Date:
21/11/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
15/11/2017

Vitamin D linked to better live birth rates in women undergoing assisted reproduction treatment

Vitamin D linked to better live birth rates in women undergoing assisted reproduction treatment
Description
Researchers are calling for a randomised clinical trial to investigate the potential role of vitamin D supplementation in improving live birth rates following assisted reproduction treatment.
Date:
15/11/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
13/11/2017

University of Birmingham experts unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week

University of Birmingham experts unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham are uniting to support World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) from 13-19 November.
Date:
13/11/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Scientists discover new mechanisms that bacteria use to protect themselves from antibiotics

Scientists discover new mechanisms that bacteria use to protect themselves from antibiotics
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified new mechanisms used by bacteria to resist infection-fighting antibiotics.
Date:
13/11/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
10/11/2017

Leading scientist urges UK and EU action plans to 'lose jargon' in a bid to win the battle with 'superbugs'

Leading scientist urges UK and EU action plans to 'lose jargon' in a bid to win the battle with 'superbugs'
Description
One of the UK's leading microbiologists is concerned that confusing language and a lack of specific objectives are hampering the global fight against antibiotic-resistant infections.
Date:
10/11/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
08/11/2017

Call for Europe-wide screening of babies for heart defects

Call for Europe-wide screening of babies for heart defects
Description
All babies across Europe should be routinely screened for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) within 24 hours of their birth, say a group of experts led by a University of Birmingham Professor and Honorary Consultant Neonatologist at Birmingham Women's Hospital.
Date:
08/11/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
07/11/2017

Birmingham researchers discover how key elements of the thymus are involved in the prevention of autoimmune disease

Birmingham researchers discover how key elements of the thymus are involved in the prevention of autoimmune disease
Description
Scientists in the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy at the University of Birmingham have deconstructed the thymus medulla to demonstrate the importance of dendritic cells for immune tolerance.
Date:
07/11/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
03/11/2017

In spitting distance: saliva research at the University of Birmingham

In spitting distance: saliva research at the University of Birmingham
Description
Dr Melissa Grant, Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences, takes a look at the importance of saliva.
Date:
03/11/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
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