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24/05/2019

Leading structural biologist appointed as new Professor in Structural Biology

Leading structural biologist appointed as new Professor in Structural Biology
Description
The Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences recently appointed Steve Smerdon as Professor of Structural Biology. He joins Birmingham from The Francis Crick Institute, London.
Date:
24/05/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham researcher awarded Wellcome Trust Investigator Award in Science

Birmingham researcher awarded Wellcome Trust Investigator Award in Science
Description
Professor Ian Tomlinson, Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award in Sciences of £2 million for research into different types of IDH mutation.
Date:
24/05/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
17/05/2019

Only 3% of children in England visit dentist before their first birthday, study finds

Only 3% of children in England visit dentist before their first birthday, study finds
Description
Research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed that just 3% of children in England visited the dentist before their first birthday.
Date:
17/05/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
15/05/2019

Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre awarded £3.8 million to transform clinical academic training

Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre awarded £3.8 million to transform clinical academic training
Description
Significant funding of over £3.8 million has been awarded to the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Birmingham Centre, based at the University of Birmingham, to develop its clinical academic training programme.
Date:
15/05/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
13/05/2019

£1.3 million awarded by the MRC to find new treatments for leukaemia

£1.3 million awarded by the MRC to find new treatments for leukaemia
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham and Newcastle University have teamed up to develop new ways of treating different classes of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) carrying specific gene mutations.
Date:
13/05/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
09/05/2019

University of Birmingham Professor Arri Coomarasamy joins prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

University of Birmingham Professor Arri Coomarasamy joins prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship
Description
The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected University of Birmingham Professor Arri Coomarasamy as one of 50 of the UK's leading figures within biomedical and health sciences to their esteemed Fellowship.
Date:
09/05/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
08/05/2019

Progesterone could increase live births in women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage

Progesterone could increase live births in women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage
Description
Research led by the University of Birmingham suggests that giving progesterone to pregnant women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could increase their chances of having a baby.
Date:
08/05/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
02/05/2019

BactiVac shortlisted for international Antibiotic Guardian 2019 Awards

BactiVac shortlisted for international Antibiotic Guardian 2019 Awards
Description
The University of Birmingham-hosted BactiVac Network has been shortlisted under the Research category for this prestigious award ceremony, which is being hosted by Public Health England on 27 June in Birmingham.
Date:
02/05/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
23/04/2019

Scientists discover how nature controls the level at which 'superbug' E.coli clones evolve to take over the human gut

Scientists discover how nature controls the level at which 'superbug' E.coli clones evolve to take over the human gut
Description
A 'superbug' clone of E. coli has evolved to prevent itself from becoming so dominant that it could potentially wipe out the bacteria from existence, scientists led by the University of Birmingham have discovered.
Date:
23/04/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
18/04/2019

University of Birmingham SCRIPT eLearning programme advocated for prescribers to ensure the safer use of medicines and reduce errors

University of Birmingham SCRIPT eLearning programme advocated for prescribers to ensure the safer use of medicines and reduce errors
Description
Healthcare safety investigators advocate that all professionals responsible for prescribing use an online learning programme developed by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
18/04/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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