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Latest news from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

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 Cancer Research UK researchers is safer than standard major surgery for early-stage rectal cancer.
Date:
11 December 2020

Study finds paediatric cancer patients at no greater risk of severe COVID-19 infection

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The first national study of children with cancer who test positive from COVID-19 has found that they are not at any increased risk of severe COVID-19 infection.
Date:
11 December 2020

University awarded over £1.5 million for new MB-PhD programme

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The University has been awarded funding for a new MB-PhD programme to support three intercalating students a year for five years in areas of research relevant to musculoskeletal and other inflammatory diseases.
Date:
11 December 2020

Better education needed to give patients improved understanding of gene therapies, new review highlights

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A new review of research bringing together patient, carer and public views of cell and gene therapies has highlighted a need for appropriate education to better inform patients.
Date:
08 December 2020

Framework to improve training for children's palliative care professionals to launch in the UK and Ireland

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A new educational framework and toolkit will be launched in the UK and Ireland this week to improve training and guidance for those providing palliative and end of life care for children.
Date:
03 December 2020

New research challenges the reason why a new class of drugs benefit patients with heart failure

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A recently published study by scientists from King's College London, University of Oxford, University of Glasgow and University of Birmingham sheds light on the mechanism of action of an exciting new class of drugs.
Date:
02 December 2020

Centre of Excellence award for Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Centre

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The Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology centre in Birmingham is officially world class after achieving prestigious international recognition.
Date:
30 November 2020

New breakthrough in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

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People with rheumatoid arthritis could soon benefit from a new drug treatment that not only suppresses inflammation but also significantly reduces patient reported pain scores.
Date:
25 November 2020

Obesity, age and BAME ethnicity associated with higher COVID-19 antibody levels

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Researchers studying a group of UK healthcare workers discovered that non-white individuals recovering from COVID-19 displayed higher antibody levels than white individuals.
Date:
23 November 2020

Targeted therapies for heart failure research receives £850,000 boost

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Dr Katja Gehmlich has been jointly awarded a three-year research grant from the Medical Research Council to understand how cardiac mechano-sensing works to help develop therapies for heart failure.
Date:
20 November 2020

New study could help to better predict which individuals are more susceptible to cancer-causing agents in the environment

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New insights into the mechanisms behind how cancer-causing agents in the environment active genetic recombination in DNA could help to better predict which individuals are more susceptible to developing the disease.
Date:
17 November 2020

Clinical Research Fellow awarded Turner-Warwick Lectureship for innovation in medical education

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A new and unique real-time simulation-based medical training programme developed by Dr Punith Kempegowda has helped enhance medical students' and junior doctors' learning experience and connecting them across the globe.
Date:
13 November 2020
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