News in the College

Latest news from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Professor awarded MBE in 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours

Professor Tom Clutton-Brock
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The University of Birmingham's Professor Tom Clutton-Brock has been awarded an MBE for services to the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date:
14 June 2021

Study of UK dental professionals reveals extent of occupational risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection

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A University of Birmingham-led study of dental professionals has shown their increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection during the first wave of the pandemic.
Date:
04 June 2021

Study finds patients with COVID-19 produce immune responses against the body's own tissues or organs

Teenage boy wearing a face mask with overlaid coronavirus cells
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A University of Birmingham-led study has found that many patients with COVID-19 produce immune responses against their body's own tissues or organs.
Date:
04 June 2021

Study finds almost half of patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer are not prescribed essential medication

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A University of Birmingham-led study has found that almost half of patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer are not prescribed essential medication.
Date:
27 May 2021

Clinical trials: Bringing industry and academia together

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Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre Industry Trials Hub is changing the relationship between the University of Birmingham and its industry partners.
Date:
20 May 2021

Medical students boost the health and aspirations of Sandwell schoolchildren

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University of Birmingham's Medical School students worked in Sandwell primary schools to boost the health and aspirations of children from the borough.
Date:
19 May 2021

Study finds delaying second Pfizer vaccine to 12 weeks increases antibody responses in older people

A persons arm being injected with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine
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New study finds antibody responses in people over 80 is three-and-a-half times greater in those who have the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine after 12 weeks.
Date:
14 May 2021

New study on paediatric intensive care paves the way for improving care for critically ill children

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A study collaborating with the University of Birmingham has identified factors that increase the likelihood of critically ill children needing life-saving CPR.
Date:
14 May 2021

NEC Laboratories Europe supports University's Birmingham-based innovative clinical cancer research

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NEC Laboratories Europe has agreed to donate to the Birmingham Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education (InHANSE) to support its future cancer research.
Date:
13 May 2021

Study finds better treatment for miscarriage patients is more economical than current NHS treatment

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A new drug combination is both better at treating miscarriage and more cost effective than current standard NHS treatment, finds a new study
Date:
12 May 2021

Study investigates immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with antibody deficiencies

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A new study aims to explore the immune response to natural COVID-19 infection and vaccination in patients with antibody deficiency.
Date:
12 May 2021

University of Birmingham Professor among 50 outstanding scientists elected to prestigious Academy

Professor Jon Deeks
Description:
The University of Birmingham's Professor Jon Deeks is one of 50 prominent scientists to be elected to the Academy of Medical Science's respected Fellowship.
Date:
12 May 2021
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