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Latest news from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Funding boost for AI-based epilepsy monitoring

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The University of Birmingham's spinout company Neuronostics has received funding to develop its BioEP platform, an AI-based system for faster, more accurate diagnosis of epilepsy and to monitor response to treatment.
Date:
14 September 2020

Behind the mask: Study shows COVID-19 exposure and viral carriage in health care workers

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2.4% of asymptomatic health care workers at work in Birmingham were carriers of the SARS-CoV-2 virus a new study by the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has found.
Date:
11 September 2020

Patients set to benefit from new guidelines on artificial intelligence health solutions

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Patients could benefit from more effective introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) innovations to diagnose and treat disease thanks to the first international standards for reporting of clinical trials for AI.
Date:
09 September 2020

Preparing for the unthinkable: New paper reveals how lessons learned during COVID-19 could prepare us for nuclear attack

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Preparing for the unthinkable: New paper reveals how lessons learned during COVID-19 could prepare us for nuclear attack
Date:
09 September 2020

Birmingham professor named 2020 recipient of the European Journal of Endocrinology Award

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Professor Davide Calebiro was presented the award following his lecture at the e-ECE 2020 virtual conference on 5th September 2020, in recognition of his contribution to scientific research in endocrine diseases.
Date:
09 September 2020

Pregnant women with COVID-19 are less likely to show common symptoms, may be at higher risk of intensive care admission and could give birth early, new international study finds

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Pregnant women hospitalised with COVID-19 are less likely to manifest common virus symptoms and may be at an increased risk of intensive care admission, a new study into the impacts of COVID-19 on pregnancy has found.
Date:
02 September 2020

University of Birmingham immunologist to lead major UK study to search for answers on COVID-19

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A major new project, led by a University of Birmingham immunologist, is one of three new UK-wide studies that will receive funding from UKRI and NIHR to understand immune responses to the novel coronavirus.
Date:
28 August 2020

Breakthrough antibodies test to detect COVID-19 cases launches in Birmingham

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A new test to detect COVID-19 antibodies in people with mild symptoms has been launched by The Binding Site in collaboration with the University of Birmingham's Clinical Immunology Service.
Date:
27 August 2020

New study describes which cancer patients are more vulnerable to COVID-19

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A newly published study led by the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham has found that, compared to other cancers, patients with blood cancers are more vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Date:
27 August 2020

New research finds better drug treatment for miscarriage as patients struggle to access surgery in COVID-19 pandemic

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A new drug combination is more effective for women having miscarriages without symptoms than current standard NHS treatment, according to an NIHR funded study from Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research.
Date:
27 August 2020

Customers buying home testing kits for COVID were often misled by third-party websites, new study finds

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Home-testing kits sold online in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic were provided with incomplete and in some cases, misleading information on how accurate they were, a new UK study has found.
Date:
21 August 2020

Preventing virus spread within households could be key to controlling new outbreaks of COVID-19

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Description:
More effective measures to prevent infection spreading within households are a vital part of preventing a second wave of COVID-19, say researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick.
Date:
17 August 2020
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