News in the College

Latest news from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Largest genetic atlas for zebrafish ‘breakthrough’ for biomedical research

Colourful Zebrafish
Description:
A collection of genetic maps will enable scientists to better study key health conditions including cancers and heart disease.
Date:
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
Description:
The researchers will undertake the project to improve the outcome for patients diagnosed with autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis.
Date:
28 June 2022

Associate Professor in Respiratory Medicine selected for Future Leaders Programme

Dhruv Parekh
Description:
Dr Dhruv Parekh, Associate Professor in Respiratory Medicine, has been accepted onto the 2022 cohort of the Academy of Medical Sciences Future Leaders Programme
Date:
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
Description:
Birmingham scientists have shown an existing drug may reduce damage after spinal cord injury, by blocking the inflammatory response in the spinal cord.
Date:
20 May 2022

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy welcomes new Professor of Regenerative Medicine

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

Birmingham cardiovascular scientists appointed editor and deputy editor of international journals

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

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

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

New tool to assess Long COVID symptoms

A pensive woman wearing face mask and resting her head on her hands
Description:
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.
Date:
27 April 2022

Civilians and military take part in study to improve concussion prognosis

Man sitting with brain scanning equipment
Description:
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.
Date:
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
Description:
The University of Birmingham is launching a new Masters degree in midwifery.
Date:
06 April 2022

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

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

COVID-19 vaccination study opens at Great Ormond Street Hospital

covid vaccine and mask
Description:
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.
Date:
15 March 2022
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