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New study into a rare type of cancer in abdomen lining shows possible immunotherapy treatment

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A new study from the University of Birmingham has found that 50% of patients with a rare type of cancer that has spread into the lining of their abdomen may be suitable for immunotherapy treatment.
Date:
05 November 2020

Bladder Cancer Research Centre launches at the University of Birmingham

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A new research centre which aims to overcome barriers for a common, but often overlooked cancer has opened at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
05 November 2020

New study could help scientists more effectively utilise T-Cell technologies to better understand immune responses

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A comparison of key research tools used to study different types of T-cell receptor signals has identified important features of existing technologies that could allow scientists to better understand immune responses.
Date:
05 November 2020

£800,000 Medical Research Council grant awarded to Birmingham Fellow and Birmingham Professor

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Dr Sarah Dimeloe and Professor Gareth Lavery have been awarded a New Investigator Research Grant from the Medical Research Council for their research interrogating T cell metabolism.
Date:
05 November 2020

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
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