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22/09/2021

Setting global targets could cut impact of diabetes in developing countries

Setting global targets could cut impact of diabetes in developing countries
Description
Setting and achieving targets for treating diabetes patients with cholesterol or blood pressure medication, as well as tackling blood sugar levels, could save lives.
Date:
22/09/2021
21/09/2021

Kidney donation does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease for donors, research confirms

Kidney donation does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease for donors, research confirms
Description
The study has confirmed that donating a kidney does not have an adverse effect on a donor's cardiovascular system or blood pressure for at least five years.
Date:
21/09/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
16/09/2021

Research provides new insight into fundamental workings of the immune system in response to therapy to treat skin cancer

Research provides new insight into fundamental workings of the immune system in response to therapy to treat skin cancer
Description
New research suggests that skin cancer patients could have a better prognosis if their T cells send messages from five specific genes in their immune response to drugs given to treat the disease.
Date:
16/09/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Midland Universities unite in new consortium to improve public health

Midland Universities unite in new consortium to improve public health
Description
The Universities of Birmingham, Keele and Warwick have formed a consortium to become part of an NIHR-funded body working to improve public health through research.
Date:
16/09/2021
14/09/2021

University of Birmingham scientists in new COVID-19 study

University of Birmingham scientists in new COVID-19 study
Description
University of Birmingham researchers are part of a new study seeking to understand why some people become infected with COVID-19 after vaccination or prior infection while others do not.
Date:
14/09/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
13/09/2021

Scientists discover new pathway that prevents bowel cancer treatment from working

Scientists discover new pathway that prevents bowel cancer treatment from working
Description
Leading scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a previously unknown pathway that prevents specific drugs from working in patients with bowel cancer.
Date:
13/09/2021
Categories:
Research

Planned surgery in independent sector linked to shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions than in NHS

Planned surgery in independent sector linked to shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions than in NHS
Description
Planned surgery in independent sector linked to shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions than in NHS.
Date:
13/09/2021
08/09/2021

Survivors of modern slavery to play vital role in new research project

Survivors of modern slavery to play vital role in new research project
Description
A new University of Birmingham-led research project has been launched to examine the impact of psychological support on the mental wellbeing of people affected by modern slavery.
Date:
08/09/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
03/09/2021

New study will use artificial intelligence to improve treatments for people with multiple long-term conditions

New study will use artificial intelligence to improve treatments for people with multiple long-term conditions
Description
The NIHR has awarded £2.5 million for research that will use artificial intelligence to produce computer programmes and tools to help doctors improve the choice of drugs in patients with multiple long-term conditions.
Date:
03/09/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Research explores impact on informal carers who nursed people who died at home during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic

Research explores impact on informal carers who nursed people who died at home during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic
Description
Informal carers who looked after people that died from a terminal illness at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are being asked to take part in a research project led by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
03/09/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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