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Birmingham maternity experts call for urgent action on pregnancy 'drug drought'

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Maternal healthcare leaders have called for lifesaving research into pharmaceuticals for use during pregnancy in response to pregnancy-related complications.
Date:
18 January 2021

Government is missing its key healthy ageing targets and must act now, report finds

Professor Janet Lord
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted stark inequalities in healthy life expectancy, according to a report into ageing published on Friday 15 January.
Date:
15 January 2021

Cancer research reveals how different mutations in one gene can cause different types of disease

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Leading cancer experts at the University of Birmingham have solved a long-standing question of how various types of mutations in just one gene cause different types of disease.
Date:
15 January 2021

New treatment could spare early-stage rectal cancer patients life-altering side effects

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A new and less invasive treatment developed by researchers is safer than standard major surgery for early-stage rectal cancer, giving patients a better quality of life with fewer life-altering side effects.
Date:
14 January 2021

Research reveals new insight into why breastfed babies have improved immune systems

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New insight into the biological mechanisms of the long-term positive health effects of breastfeeding in preventing disorders of the immune system in later life.
Date:
14 January 2021

Hunterian Professorship awarded to Birmingham Clinician Scientist

Mr Nigel Drury
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Mr Nigel Drury, Clinician Scientist in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery at the University of Birmingham, has received the prestigious Hunterian Professorship.
Date:
13 January 2021

Mali health project aims to save children from diarrhoea death

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University of Birmingham experts are leading a new project in Mali to reduce the fatal threat from diarrhoea to young children and help to improve their growth.
Date:
12 January 2021

West Midlands research study reveals attitudes to vaccines

Coronavirus
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A recent survey undertaken by the University of Birmingham is among the first cross-sectional survey to examine factors influencing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
Date:
08 January 2021

New COVID-19 test gives positive result in just a few minutes

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University of Birmingham researchers have developed a new COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to less than 5 and delivers accurate results.
Date:
06 January 2021

Cancer Research UK appoints new Trustee from the University of Birmingham

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Cancer Research UK has announced the appointment of Professor Pamela Kearns, Director of the University of Birmingham's Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, as a Trustee and Member.
Date:
05 January 2021

Dental experts discover biological imbalance is the reason for link between gum and kidney disease

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A new study has found that an imbalance of the body's oxygen could be the reason why gum disease and chronic kidney disease affect each other.
Date:
05 January 2021

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences welcomes new Birmingham Fellow

Dr James Guggenheim
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Dr James Guggenheim has been appointed as a Birmingham Fellow with the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
04 January 2021
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