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The Conversation: Lockdown: crimes in the home are on the up – new measures are needed to alert the authorities

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Dr Joht Singh Chandan writes for The Conversation on how domestic violence and child maltreatment are widely under-reported under lockdown.
Date:
10 June 2020

First drugs announced in major COVID-19 drugs trial

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Two UK drugs companies will be the first to partner with the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford as part of a major new UK drugs trial to test potential therapeutics to treat patients hospitalised with COVID-19.
Date:
10 June 2020

Birmingham scientists 're-train' immune system to prevent attack of healthy cells in new UK study into autoimmune diseases

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The body's immune system can be re-wired to prevent it from recognising its own proteins which, when attacked by the body, can cause autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis.
Date:
09 June 2020

Research scientist at the University of Birmingham wins global award for innovation

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NitroPep, developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham and led by Dr Felicity de Cogan, has won the Health and Wellbeing category in the 2020 Katerva Awards.
Date:
08 June 2020

Birmingham designed test confirms COVID-19 as trigger for rare Kawasaki-like syndrome in children

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A test developed in Birmingham has offered evidence confirming COVID-19 to be the cause of a newly emerged multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, who have tested negative for the virus by the PCR test.
Date:
08 June 2020

Experts release new guidelines for studies into most effective treatments for HPV-positive throat cancer

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Heightened caution is needed when considering de-escalation trials for patients with Human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer (OPC), to ensure minimal harm to patients.
Date:
05 June 2020

Birmingham professor awarded Weizmann Institute joint programme grant

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Professor Dirk-Peter Herten at the ICVS has received the Weizmann-UK Joint Research Programme Award to improve spatial resolution and quantitative assessment of fluorescently labelled proteins in cells
Date:
03 June 2020

Chernajovsky Foundation support two PhD scholarships to develop novel therapies

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Two research groups have been awarded funds over £285,000 to support PhD scholarships from the Lorna and Yuti Chernajovsky Biomedical Research Foundation.
Date:
01 June 2020

COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death – global study

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Patients undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death, a new global study published in The Lancet reveals.
Date:
29 May 2020

Blog: How to stay productive during lockdown

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During this period of uncertainty, we spoke to some of our researchers in a series of blog posts to find out what it's like to be a scientist and working from home.
Date:
29 May 2020

Medical students join forces with doctors on the front line to raise over £25,000 for charity

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Medical students from the University of Birmingham's Medical Society have teamed up with doctors on the front line as part of a sports competition that has seen over £25,000 raised for charitable causes.
Date:
29 May 2020

COVID-19 mortality in cancer patients is not significantly affected by anti-cancer treatments, study finds

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A new study led by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford has found the mortality rate in cancer patients who are assessed or treated in hospital with COVID-19 is not significantly affected by anti-cancer treatments.
Date:
28 May 2020
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