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Research explores impact on informal carers who nursed people who died at home during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic

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Informal carers who looked after people that died from a terminal illness at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are being asked to take part in a research project led by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
03 September 2021

Artificial Intelligence approach helps to identify patients with heart failure that respond to beta-blocker treatment

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new way to identify which patients with heart failure will benefit from treatment with beta-blockers.
Date:
31 August 2021

New spinout Empower Therapeutics sets its sights on reducing pain 'chronification'

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Description:
The University of Birmingham, UK, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore have created a new spinout, Empower Therapeutics, to commercialise a simple, reliable (EEG)-based biomarker for pain sensitivity.
Date:
27 August 2021

Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record

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A study led by University of Birmingham experts has been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the world's largest scientific collaboration.
Date:
26 August 2021

Reducing mechanical ventilation can greatly improve outcomes for critically ill children, finds study

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A major UK clinical trial carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has shown how a new approach to reduce the use of mechanical ventilation can greatly improve outcomes for critically ill children.
Date:
26 August 2021

New study to test third COVID-19 vaccine for people with weakened immune systems

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A new clinical trial has launched in the UK to determine whether a third vaccine will improve the immune response of people who have weakened immune systems.
Date:
26 August 2021

Recent COVID-19 infection puts surgical patients at higher blood clot risk

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Surgical patients who have recently had COVID-19 are more likely to develop potentially fatal post-operative blood clots, a new global study reveals.
Date:
25 August 2021

Birmingham scientists discover new piece of clotting puzzle

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Description:
In research that provides a new perspective on how blood clotting works in infectious and inflammatory diseases, Birmingham scientists have described a potential new target and strategy for anti-thrombotic therapy.
Date:
25 August 2021

Recent COVID-19 infection puts surgical patients at higher blood clot risk

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Description:
Surgical patients who have recently had COVID-19 are more likely to develop potentially fatal post-operative blood clots, a new global study reveals.
Date:
24 August 2021

Study shows low or undetectable immune response to double COVID-19 vaccination in patients with impaired immune systems

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Description:
A significant proportion of clinically at-risk patients with certain immunocompromised or immunosuppressed conditions mount a low or undetectable immune response after two doses of the same COVID-19 vaccine
Date:
24 August 2021

Birmingham Health Partners plays key role in report calling for Government reform of regulation of medical devices

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Description:
Experts within Birmingham Health Partners have significantly contributed to a new independent report calling on the UK Government to reform the regulation of medical devices.
Date:
24 August 2021

Birmingham researchers confirm speed, simplicity and sensitivity for new COVID-19 test

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Description:
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have confirmed the speed, accuracy and simplicity of a novel, highly sensitive testing method for COVID-19.
Date:
18 August 2021
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