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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

Researchers develop guidelines for gender-based violence in Low and Middle Income Countries

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A collaborative team from across the University of Birmingham has developed the 'Ensure No 'Grab And Go Exploitative' guidelines as best practice in relation to gender-based violence research.
Date:
30 September 2020

Simple urine test could significantly improve detection of adrenal cancer

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Using a simple urine test alongside routine imaging for patients with adrenal masses could speed up adrenal cancer diagnosis, according to a new UK study.
Date:
27 September 2020

Operation Moonshot proposals are scientifically unsound, experts argue

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Proposals made by the government as part of Operation Moonshot could do more harm than good, a group of UK experts have argued in a new article published by the BMJ.
Date:
25 September 2020

Dried blood spot sampling offers an inexpensive way to widen access to antibody testing for COVID-19

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Using dried blood spot samples (DBS) is an accurate alternative to venous blood in detecting SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests, a new study by immunology experts at the University of Birmingham has found.
Date:
25 September 2020

Lockdown could have lasting effect on survivors of sexual violence and the services that support them, experts argue

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The lack of public acknowledgement of sexual violence against women and children during lockdown could have long-term implications not only for individuals but for support services, Birmingham experts argue.
Date:
25 September 2020

How lupus patients would like to be treated: study identifies physician behaviours that help build trust and medical security

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Lupus patients – and those with related systemic autoimmune diseases – often experience persisting medical insecurity and negative healthcare-behaviours.
Date:
21 September 2020

Experts support maternal health professionals during COVID-19 pandemic

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Health professionals around the globe can join a series of online expert workshops aimed at improving the care of pregnant women during the current COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in low- and middle-countries.
Date:
15 September 2020

Birmingham scientists discover the earliest steps in the development of an immune response

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The process of white blood cells responding to infections begins earlier than previously thought, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
15 September 2020
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