News in the College

Latest news from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

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

EPSRC Established Career Fellowship awarded to Professor John Terry

Professor John Terry
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Professor John Terry, Director of the Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine, has been awarded a prestigious Established Career Fellowship.
Date:
02 February 2021

'Weak' and 'strong' cells bonding boosts body's diabetes fight

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Scientists have discovered how 'weak' cells bond with their more mature cellular counterparts to boost the body's insulin production.
Date:
01 February 2021

Latest trial led by Birmingham Professor shows digoxin is effective in treating atrial fibrillation

Professor Dipak Kotecha
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A clinical trial has shown that digoxin has the same effect on physical wellbeing as beta-blockers when treating patients with permanent atrial fibrillation.
Date:
01 February 2021

Birmingham Brief: What happened to cancer while COVID-19 took the front seat?

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Professor Pam Kearns, Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, writes an opinion piece on how COVID-19 has replaced cancer as 'the big C'.
Date:
29 January 2021

Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship awarded to Dr Christopher O'Shea

Dr Chris O'Shea
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Dr Christopher O'Shea from at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences has been awarded a prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust.
Date:
27 January 2021

Birmingham secures National Training Centre for the Advanced Therapies Skills Training Network

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The University of Birmingham and two centres have been chosen to deliver high impact training courses as part of the Advanced Therapies Skills Training Network.
Date:
27 January 2021

Better post-surgical care would boost cancer survival chances

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Patients' chances of survival after cancer surgery is strongly linked with the standard of post-operation hospital care, a major international study suggests.
Date:
25 January 2021

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts launches innovative 'Nurse in Residence' scheme

Jane Nicol
Description:
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts has been awarded £40,000 from the Art Fund's Respond & Reimagine scheme for a major health and wellbeing initiative for 2021.
Date:
22 January 2021

Randomised trials could help to return children safely to schools - study

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Schools are closing again in response to surging levels of COVID-19 infection, but staging randomised trials when students eventually return could help.
Date:
21 January 2021

Fatal health threat to young African children reduced by innovative artistic intervention - study

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The fatal threat from diarrhoea and pneumonia to young children in the world's poorer countries can be reduced by using traditional performing arts to encourage mothers to provide youngsters with safe food and water.
Date:
19 January 2021

Research reveals mental health impact of COVID-19 on hospital healthcare workers

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Description:
Latest study found that around a third of healthcare workers reported increased symptoms of anxiety and depression following the initial COVID-19 pandemic peak.
Date:
18 January 2021
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