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26/05/2020

Birmingham researcher wins Programme Grant from the National Institutes of Health

Birmingham researcher wins Programme Grant from the National Institutes of Health
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Dr Neil Morgan has been awarded a (Multi PI) R01 Programme Grant from the National Institutes of Health (USA) to research the role of the SLFN14 gene in megakaryopoiesis and platelet development.
Date:
26/05/2020
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International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students
22/05/2020

The Conversation: A new global health pattern: longer life for the poor, with more ailments

The Conversation: A new global health pattern: longer life for the poor, with more ailments
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Professor Justine Davies and Maria Odland write for The Conversation on how the number of older people in lower income countries is growing and how these countries' health systems might not be able to cope.
Date:
22/05/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/05/2020

University of Birmingham secures funding for critical UK clinical trial for children diagnosed with rare childhood cancer

University of Birmingham secures funding for critical UK clinical trial for children diagnosed with rare childhood cancer
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A team will coordinate the UK arm of a critical European clinical trial which could lead to the development of more effective and kinder treatments for children diagnosed with a rare and aggressive childhood cancer.
Date:
21/05/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

High doses of vitamin D supplementation has no benefit in preventing or treating COVID-19

High doses of vitamin D supplementation has no benefit in preventing or treating COVID-19
Description
Scientists from the UK, Europe and the USA, including experts from the University of Birmingham, have published a vitamin D consensus paper warning against high doses of vitamin D supplementation.
Date:
21/05/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students

'Cell pores' discovery gives hope to millions of brain and spinal cord injury patients

'Cell pores' discovery gives hope to millions of brain and spinal cord injury patients
Description
Scientists at University of Birmingham have discovered a new treatment to dramatically reduce swelling after brain and spinal cord injuries, offering hope to 75 million victims worldwide each year.
Date:
21/05/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
19/05/2020

Birmingham epilepsy researcher secures prestigious fellowship

Birmingham epilepsy researcher secures prestigious fellowship
Description
Dr Wessel Woldman, Research Fellow from the Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine at the University of Birmingham has been appointed an Emerging Leader Fellowship from Epilepsy Research UK.
Date:
19/05/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students
15/05/2020

COVID-19 disruption will lead to 28 million surgeries cancelled worldwide

COVID-19 disruption will lead to 28 million surgeries cancelled worldwide
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Over 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – leading to patients facing a lengthy wait for their health issues to be resolved, a new study reveals.
Date:
15/05/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
14/05/2020

Three Birmingham Professors announced as Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows

Three Birmingham Professors announced as Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows
Description
Three professors from the University of Birmingham have been named among the UK's most prominent biomedical and health scientists by the Academy of Medical Sciences in its prestigious list of Fellows.
Date:
14/05/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
12/05/2020

Study finds new group of lung cancer patients could benefit from immunotherapy treatment

Study finds new group of lung cancer patients could benefit from immunotherapy treatment
Description
A clinical trial from the University of Birmingham has found that a new group of patients with lung cancer could benefit from immunotherapy treatment.
Date:
12/05/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Major COVID-19 drugs trial begins in Birmingham

Major COVID-19 drugs trial begins in Birmingham
Description
A trial which will rapidly test new therapies for patients hospitalised due to COVID-19 is opening in Birmingham this week.
Date:
12/05/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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