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Coronavirus-related children's diseases linked to blood cell changes

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A disease occurring in children and linked to COVID-19 has significant changes in white blood cells.
Date:
11 August 2020

Researchers discover chemical messenger that instructs tissue cells to become aggressive

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A University of Birmingham team have established that a chemical messenger released by blood vessels instructs tissue cells to become aggressive and destroy joints, a classic symptom of rheumatoid arthritis.
Date:
28 July 2020

The Sun: First weight loss jabs' launch on high street after Boris's Covid obesity blitz

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Dr Abd Tahrani is quoted in The Sun regarding obesity and its significant unfavourable effects on the health of individuals, the health of the nation and the wide economy.
Date:
27 July 2020

Flagship Cancer Research UK precision medicine trial highlights the need for a new approach in treating genomically complicated cancers

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A pioneering lung cancer study has highlighted important factors that will need to be considered in the next wave of precision medicine studies particularly in treating genomically complicated cancers.
Date:
15 July 2020

UK children's intensive care units come together to offer first nationwide insight into new condition in children thought to be related to COVID-19

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Description:
A UK study into critically ill children admitted to paediatric intensive care units with symptoms of a rare, new inflammatory syndrome, has offered the first nationwide insights into the true extent of the condition.
Date:
14 July 2020

BBSRC grant awarded to purchase advanced research equipment

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Dr Dan Tennant, Dr Christian Ludwig and Professor Gareth Lavery have been awarded a 19ALERT mid-range equipment grant from the BBSRC to provide new tools for analysis of stable isotope incorporation into metabolites.
Date:
13 July 2020

Professor Melanie Calvert receives prestigious award for achievement in Patient-Reported Outcomes

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Professor Melanie Calvert has been awarded the prestigious Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust John Ware and Alvin Tarlov Career Achievement Prize in Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures.
Date:
10 July 2020

AACR-CRUK Transatlantic Fellowship Success for Dr Justin Loke

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Description:
Dr Justin Loke has become one of the first-ever recipients of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) – Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Transatlantic Fellowships.
Date:
10 July 2020

Doing more with less: Sperm without a fully active tail move faster and more efficiently, new UK study finds

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A new UK study finds that sperm without a fully active tail, rather than hindering the cell, move faster and more efficiently than sperm with a fully powered tail.
Date:
09 July 2020

Minister visits University of Birmingham to mark Government's launch of R&D roadmap

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Description:
Amanda Solloway MP, the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation recently visited the University of Birmingham to mark the launch of the Government's R&D roadmap.
Date:
09 July 2020

Clinician Engineer Hub launches free educational content

Description:
Now in its 2nd year, the Clinician Engineer Hub, an international network aimed at bridging the gap between medicine and engineering has launched a series of educational material in webinar form.
Date:
09 July 2020

Over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs could be damaging the health of runners, new study finds

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Description:
A new study finds that over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly used to ease post-exercise aches and injuries, could be damaging the health of recreational runners.
Date:
03 July 2020
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