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Cellular immunity to SARS-CoV-2 found at six months in non-hospitalised individuals

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Cellular (T cell) immunity against SARS-CoV-2 is likely to be present within most adults six months after primary infection, a new pre-print from the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) suggests.
Date:
02 November 2020

Birmingham Professor to receive prestigious award for exceptional scientific advances in endocrinology

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Professor Davide Calebiro, Chair of Molecular Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham's Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, has been named as the recipient of a prestigious endocrinology award.
Date:
26 October 2020

Optical imaging techniques could offer non-invasive method to measure swelling within the brain, new study finds

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Imaging techniques ordinarily used by eye doctors to monitor the optic nerve could offer a non-invasive method of measuring and managing potentially dangerous swelling in the skull, a new UK study has found.
Date:
24 October 2020

University receives two awards to mark gender equality

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The College of Medical and Dental Sciences has achieved the Athena SWAN Silver award from the Athena SWAN Foundation, recognising the College's commitment to gender equality.
Date:
15 October 2020

Pregnancy complications are linked to heightened risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, new study reports

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Pregnancy complications are linked to heightened risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, new study reports.
Date:
13 October 2020

Ground-breaking trial aiming to stop women dying in childbirth starts recruitment in Africa and Asia

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Researchers based at the University of Birmingham are starting a ground-breaking maternal health trial across 80 hospitals in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Sri Lanka.
Date:
09 October 2020

Vitamin D deficiency increased risk of COVID in healthcare workers, new UK study shows

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Research finds healthcare workers who self-isolated after developing COVID-19 symptoms were more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency, with workers from Black, Asian or ethnic minority backgrounds particularly affected.
Date:
07 October 2020

'COVID-19 free' hospital areas could save lives after surgery – global study

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Setting up 'COVID-19 free' hospital areas for surgical patients could save lives during the second wave of the pandemic – reducing the risk of death from lung infections associated with coronavirus.
Date:
06 October 2020

University of Birmingham academic awarded grant for rapid COVID research

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A University of Birmingham academic is one of three UK scientists awarded a share of £50,000 to develop innovative research to improve the care of COVID-19 patients.
Date:
06 October 2020

Government COVID-19 testing lab to open at the University of Birmingham

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As part of the drive to expand COVID-19 testing capacity across the UK, The University of Birmingham has been announced today as one of the first academic sector lab partnerships to come online.
Date:
01 October 2020

Global experts support maternal health professionals during pandemic

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Global health professionals are joining the latest in a series of online expert workshops aimed at improving the care of pregnant women during the current COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in low income countries
Date:
30 September 2020

Lockdown school closures may have increased risk of abuse for vulnerable children, new UK study finds

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The closure of schools as a result of COVID-19 lockdown measures may have harmed children as child abuse was not reported, a new study has found.
Date:
30 September 2020
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