News in the College

Latest news from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Experts publish key recommendations for innovation in atrial fibrillation

Dr Winnie Chua
Description:
Experts have come together to discuss the latest innovations in atrial fibrillation research and publish a set of agreed clinical and research recommendations.
Date:
24 March 2021

Updated Cochrane review assesses how accurate rapid tests are for detecting COVID-19

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Review shows rapid antigen tests are better at correctly identifying cases of COVID-19 in people with symptoms than in people without symptoms.
Date:
24 March 2021

Rugby study identifies new method to diagnose concussion using saliva

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A study of UK rugby players has found an accurate diagnosis method for concussion using saliva, paving the way for non-invasive clinical tests for concussion.
Date:
23 March 2021

New gene therapy innovation centre to advance scientific discoveries into life-changing treatments

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New gene therapy innovation centre set to advance scientific discoveries into promising treatment options for millions of patients with life-threatening diseases.
Date:
21 March 2021

£1.1m research project aims to improve uptake of home kidney dialysis treatments

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Description:
A new study being carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham could save the NHS up to £45m over three years through home dialysis treatment
Date:
17 March 2021

Dr Punith Kempegowda awarded the John Munro Medal

Description:
Dr Punith Kempegowda been selected as winner of the John Munro Medal for Excellence in Teaching 2020. His nomination was submitted by Dr Eka Melson and was fully supported by the selection panel.
Date:
16 March 2021

Drug dosing technology to improve children's cancer treatment

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A new project has been launched in collaboration with the University of Birmingham aimed at aiding more precise drug dosing in children with cancer.
Date:
15 March 2021

COVID positive patients should delay surgery to reduce death risk

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Description:
Surgery should be delayed for seven weeks after a patient tests positive for COVID-19 – as operations taking place up to six weeks after diagnosis are associated with increased risk of death.
Date:
11 March 2021

COVID-19 risks to pregnant women and their babies outlined in global research review

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Description:
Pregnant women are at higher risk of severe COVID-19, and their risk of going into intensive care is higher than non-pregnant women with COVID-19.
Date:
11 March 2021

Early career researcher awarded BBSRC New Investigator Award

Dr Vicki Smith
Description:
Dr Vicki Smith has been awarded £470,000 to explore the regulation of cell movement, looking at preventing and treating life-threatening conditions.
Date:
10 March 2021

Quitting smoking is linked to improved mental health, research finds

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Description:
People who stop smoking may experience improvements in their mental health such as reductions in anxiety and depression symptoms, finds research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham.
Date:
10 March 2021

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome at significantly increased risk of COVID-19, study finds

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Description:
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at a significantly increased risk of contracting COVID-19 than women without the condition, new research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed.
Date:
09 March 2021
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