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Latest news from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

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

New research highlights the importance of the thymus in successful pregnancies

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Findings from an international group of researchers reveal important changes that occur in the thymus to prevent miscarriages and gestational diabetes.
Date:
23 December 2020

Large study in UK NHS labs shows gold standard accuracy of Oxford Nanopore's COVID-19 test LamPORE for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients

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A study of more than 23,000 samples carried out by teams across the UK, including the University of Birmingham, shows Oxford Nanopore's COVID-19 test, LamPORE, is highly accurate for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.
Date:
21 December 2020

BAME babies at highest risk of Vitamin D deficiency, highlighting need for improvements to UK antenatal supplementation programme, new study suggests

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A third of all babies and half of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) babies are vitamin D deficient, a large study of 3000 newborns in the West Midlands has shown.
Date:
18 December 2020

Major award for a new national approach to improving clinical research in the NHS to benefit patient care

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Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Department of Health & Social Care, DaRe2THINK will develop an entirely new way to run large clinical trials for patient benefit in the NHS.
Date:
15 December 2020

High performance, low cost ventilator project awarded grant of £768k by UKRI

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An international team of scientists and engineers have been awarded a grant of £768K by UKRI as part of the Newton Fund's Agile Response Call to develop high performance, low cost ventilators.
Date:
15 December 2020

Landmark non-alcoholic fatty liver disease trial identifies new treatment

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An international trial providing one of the lead investigators has identified a potential drug therapy to reverse non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – a condition for which there is currently no approved treatment.
Date:
14 December 2020

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
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