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Research aims to find new treatment for secondary brain damage

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New research has been launched to look at the possible re-purposing of selective P2X7 receptor blocker drugs to treat patients with secondary brain damage.
Date:
09 March 2021

Midlands maternity triage system goes digital for nationwide use

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A maternity triage system developed by clinicians and researchers from the West Midlands has launched training online for the first time, becoming readily available to maternity teams across the UK.
Date:
05 March 2021

University Hospitals Birmingham's Brain Tumour Centre awarded Centre of Excellence status

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University Hospitals Birmingham's brain tumour centre has been recognised as a Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence following rigorous expert-led assessments by the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission.
Date:
04 March 2021

New study launches into COVID-19 vaccine responses in patients with impaired immune systems

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A UK study sponsored and run by the University of Birmingham has launched aiming to better understand the immune response to COVID-19 vaccinations in patients with certain immunosuppressed conditions including cancer.
Date:
03 March 2021

Global travellers vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria - study

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International travellers are at risk to virulent strains of drug-resistant bacteria – often picking up several different types during a trip via other tourists.
Date:
24 February 2021

Research paves way for rapid non-invasive diagnosis of some childhood brain tumours

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A study led by the University of Birmingham has found combining advanced imaging and artificial intelligence techniques can accurately classify the characteristics of common types of childhood brain tumours.
Date:
19 February 2021

Major £2.2m research project aims to improve treatment and understanding of Long COVID

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The University today launches a major £2.2m government-funded research project to improve the treatment of so-called Long COVID in non-hospitalised patients.
Date:
18 February 2021

Alice's Arc invests £220K in new University research project

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Alice's Arc have generously supported a new Birmingham research project looking at improving treatment for children with fusion-negative rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).
Date:
11 February 2021

Funding boost to research multi-morbidity in hospital patients

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Scientists have been given almost £4m to improve understanding of multi-morbidity in hospital patients.
Date:
11 February 2021

Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds

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New research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed for the first time the extent to which frailty increases the risk of mortality in COVID-19 patients.
Date:
05 February 2021

Engineering healthcare solutions with the Clinician Engineer Hub

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ClinHacks, a medical-themed hackathon will be held virtually on March 13-14, 2021, bringing together over 200 innovators from all over the world with the common goal of creating solutions to a clinical problem.
Date:
02 February 2021

New partnership announced between the University of Birmingham and med-tech company Aparito

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New partnership announced between the University of Birmingham and med-tech company Aparito to co-develop digital platforms to assess patient quality of life and symptoms in clinical trials and routine NHS care.
Date:
02 February 2021
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