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Simple oral hygiene could help reduce COVID-19 severity - study

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Description:
An international team of researchers have found that simple oral hygiene could help reduce the severity of COVID-19.
Date:
21 April 2021

Worm infections leave African women more vulnerable to STIs

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Description:
A new study reveals that intestinal worm infections can leave women in sub-Saharan Africa more vulnerable to sexually-transmitted viral infections.
Date:
16 April 2021

Outstanding results for School of Pharmacy in national exams

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Description:
The University of Birmingham's School of Pharmacy finished second nationally out of 29 Schools of Pharmacy who participated in the national pre-registration pharmacist recruitment exam in 2020/21.
Date:
14 April 2021

Over-80s show similar antibody responses following either one Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine

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Latest study finds over-80's receiving a dose of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca COVID vaccine show equivalent antibody responses five weeks post vaccination.
Date:
14 April 2021

New research to explore and treat thrombo-inflammation in diseases attacking red blood cells

Dr Julie Rayes
Description:
Dr Julie Rayes was awarded a reputable Fellowship to study, test and repurpose drugs to limit thrombo-inflammation caused by infection or congenital disorders.
Date:
14 April 2021

COVID-19 lateral flow testing survey is launched for the city of Birmingham

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Description:
The University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council have set up a research project to improve people's experiences of Lateral Flow Testing in Birmingham.
Date:
12 April 2021

Traumatic brain injuries can increase risk of stroke for up to five years, finds study

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Description:
New study finds long-term stroke risk for patients with traumatic brain injuries in the four months after injury and is significant for up to five years.
Date:
09 April 2021

Dual dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits strong antibody immune responses in older people

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Description:
A University of Birmingham-led study has found that 98% of over-80's who had two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine had a strong antibody immune response.
Date:
01 April 2021

Machine learning and AI for early detection of atrial fibrillation and stroke

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Description:
A new EU-funded collaborative research project will develop the first integrative digital platform for diagnosing atrial cardiomyopathy.
Date:
31 March 2021

Vitamin D deficiency linked to metabolic changes in patients with lupus

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Description:
Patients with lupus are more likely to have metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance – both factors linked to heart disease – if they have lower vitamin D levels, a new study reveals.
Date:
30 March 2021

New study finds strong immune response following COVID-19 vaccination

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Description:
University of Birmingham with support from the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium has found that 99% of people generate a robust immune response against COVID-19 after just one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Date:
29 March 2021

Study aims to prevent blindness in patients with neurological condition

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Description:
A clinical trial led by the University of Birmingham aims to find the best surgical treatments to prevent blindness in patients with a neurological condition.
Date:
26 March 2021
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