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Latest news from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

New antimicrobial air filters tested on trains rapidly kill SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses

An antimicrobial coating is sprayed onto filters.
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Researchers have developed new antimicrobial technology for air filters that can kill bacteria, fungi and viruses including SARS-CoV-2.
Date:
09 March 2022

Opinion: Understanding the link between oral and gut health

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The relationship between oral health and overall health has been a focus for research for some time, explain Professors Iain Chapple and Tariq Iqbal.
Date:
07 March 2022

Remote controlled microscopes boost research capacity in Midlands

female scientist in the laboratory
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A new collaborative network that facilitates remote training and access to advanced microscopy will strengthen research capability and capacity in the region.
Date:
04 March 2022

Researchers find genetic 'fingerprints' of ancient migrations in modern-day United Arab Emirates

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Geneticists and archaeologists analysed 1,200 people from the United Arab Emirates and found genetic traces of population mixing spanning thousands of years.
Date:
03 March 2022

New initiative to prevent caesarean section deaths in developing nations

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University of Birmingham experts are leading a new initiative to help save the lives of thousands of women giving birth by c-section in developing nations.
Date:
28 February 2022

Non-invasive imaging could replace electrodes in epilepsy surgery planning

A person undergoing magnetoencephalographic (MEG) imaging
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A non-invasive imaging technique has shown potential in helping surgeons plan epilepsy operations.
Date:
23 February 2022

World-leading surgical research team gets fresh funding to save lives

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A world-leading global surgical research team led by the University of Birmingham has received £7 million to continue life-saving work in developing countries.
Date:
16 February 2022

New study explores unique approach to treat a rare liver disease

liver
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A UK research study looking into a new approach to treat primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare disease where the body's immune attacks its own liver.
Date:
16 February 2022

Research to investigate how food intake is regulated could improve treatment of COVID-19 illness

Dr Caroline Gorvin
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Dr Caroline Gorvin has been awarded the distinguished Sir Henry Dale Fellowship worth nearly £1 million to better understand how food intake is regulated.
Date:
07 February 2022

Increased risk of mental illness in people living with HIV in the UK, study finds

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Description:
A new study shows that people living with HIV have a 63% higher risk of developing any mental health condition in comparison to people without HIV.
Date:
03 February 2022

Study shows impaired antibody response to COVID-19 vaccination in blood cancer and arthritis patients being treated with widely used drug

Teenage boy wearing mask
Description:
Certain blood cancer and arthritis patients have a significantly reduced antibody response to double COVID-19 vaccination in the first six months of being treated with a widely used drug, reveals a new study.
Date:
01 February 2022

Individuals with immunodeficiency at high risk of mortality following SARS-CoV-2 infection

Coronavirus
Description:
Patients with primary and secondary immunodeficiency are at higher risk of mortality following SARS-CoV-2 infection compared with the general population, according to a new study led by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
31 January 2022
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