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16/04/2021

Worm infections leave African women more vulnerable to STIs

Worm infections leave African women more vulnerable to STIs
Description
A new study reveals that intestinal worm infections can leave women in sub-Saharan Africa more vulnerable to sexually-transmitted viral infections.
Date:
16/04/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
14/04/2021

Outstanding results for School of Pharmacy in national exams

Outstanding results for School of Pharmacy in national exams
Description
The University of Birmingham's School of Pharmacy finished second nationally out of 29 Schools of Pharmacy who participated in the national pre-registration pharmacist recruitment exam in 2020/21.
Date:
14/04/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Over-80s show similar antibody responses following single vaccination with either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine – but cellular responses are enhanced after AstraZeneca vaccine

Over-80s show similar antibody responses following single vaccination with either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine – but cellular responses are enhanced after AstraZeneca vaccine
Description
People aged over 80 receiving a single dose of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca COVID vaccine show equivalent antibody responses five weeks post vaccination, research led by the University of Birmingham establishes.
Date:
14/04/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New research award to investigate and treat thrombo-inflammation in diseases where red blood cell destruction occurs

New research award to investigate and treat thrombo-inflammation in diseases where red blood cell destruction occurs
Description
Dr Julie Rayes has been awarded a highly regarded Intermediate Fellowship to better understand and to test and repurpose drugs to limit thrombo-inflammation when it is caused by infection or congenital disorders.
Date:
14/04/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
12/04/2021

COVID-19 lateral flow testing survey is launched for the city of Birmingham

COVID-19 lateral flow testing survey is launched for the city of Birmingham
Description
The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council have launched a research project to improve people's experiences of Lateral Flow Testing for COVID-19 in Birmingham.
Date:
12/04/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
09/04/2021

Traumatic brain injuries can increase risk of stroke for up to five years, finds study

Traumatic brain injuries can increase risk of stroke for up to five years, finds study
Description
Stroke risk for patients with traumatic brain injuries is at its highest in the four months following injury and remains significant for up to five years post-injury, finds a new systematic review.
Date:
09/04/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
01/04/2021

Dual dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits strong antibody immune responses in older people

Dual dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits strong antibody immune responses in older people
Description
A University of Birmingham-led study has found that 98% of people aged 80 or over who had two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine had a strong antibody immune response.
Date:
01/04/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
31/03/2021

Machine learning and AI for early detection of atrial fibrillation and stroke

Machine learning and AI for early detection of atrial fibrillation and stroke
Description
A new EU-funded collaborative research project will develop the first integrative digital platform for diagnosing atrial cardiomyopathy.
Date:
31/03/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
30/03/2021

Vitamin D deficiency linked to metabolic changes in patients with lupus

Vitamin D deficiency linked to metabolic changes in patients with lupus
Description
Patients with lupus are more likely to have metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance – both factors linked to heart disease – if they have lower vitamin D levels, a new study reveals.
Date:
30/03/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
29/03/2021

New study finds strong immune response following COVID-19 vaccination

New study finds strong immune response following COVID-19 vaccination
Description
University of Birmingham with support from the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium has found that 99% of people generate a robust immune response against COVID-19 after just one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Date:
29/03/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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