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Latest news from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Largest genetic atlas for zebrafish ‘breakthrough’ for biomedical research

Colourful Zebrafish
A collection of genetic maps will enable scientists to better study key health conditions including cancers and heart disease.
04 July 2022

Cardiovascular Science researchers awarded grant to develop new treatments for autoimmune conditions

Dr Asif Iqbal, Professor Ed Rainger and Dr Helen McGettrick
The researchers will undertake the project to improve the outcome for patients diagnosed with autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis.
28 June 2022

Associate Professor in Respiratory Medicine selected for Future Leaders Programme

Dhruv Parekh
Dr Dhruv Parekh, Associate Professor in Respiratory Medicine, has been accepted onto the 2022 cohort of the Academy of Medical Sciences Future Leaders Programme
21 June 2022

Birmingham research brings hope for spinal cord injury treatment

Illustration of human body with the spinal cord, nervous system and brain highlighted
Birmingham scientists have shown an existing drug may reduce damage after spinal cord injury, by blocking the inflammatory response in the spinal cord.
20 May 2022

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy welcomes new Professor of Regenerative Medicine

Professor Ivan Wall
Professor Ivan Wall has been appointed as Professor of Regenerative Medicine with the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy at the University of Birmingham.
04 May 2022

Birmingham cardiovascular scientists appointed editor and deputy editor of international journals

Professor Neil Morgan and Dr Davor Pavlovic.
Professor Neil Morgan and Dr Davor Pavlovic are joining Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine and Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology Plus respectively.
03 May 2022

New insight in patient response to surgical disruption in life-saving hormones

Surgeons performing an operation
Cardiac surgery patients may not be producing enough life-saving hormones during their operations
28 April 2022

New tool to assess Long COVID symptoms

A pensive woman wearing face mask and resting her head on her hands
A comprehensive tool that can assess the symptoms of Long COVID has been developed at the University of Birmingham for use in research and clinical care.
27 April 2022

Civilians and military take part in study to improve concussion prognosis

Man sitting with brain scanning equipment
A major UK study to identify new ways to accurately predict if patients will develop long-term complications as a consequence of concussion has been launched.
08 April 2022

Midwifery course launches at the University of Birmingham to address national shortage

Midwife listening to a pregnant woman's stomach with a Pinard horn and checking her fob watch
The University of Birmingham is launching a new Masters degree in midwifery.
06 April 2022

Mother to child transmission of COVID-19 infection, possible but rare - study

Mother and baby lying on a bed together
SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 infection, can be transmitted from mother to baby before, during and after childbirth.
16 March 2022

COVID-19 vaccination study opens at Great Ormond Street Hospital

covid vaccine and mask
Patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Southampton Children's Hospital are taking part in research to work out how they respond to COVID-19 vaccination.
15 March 2022
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