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Health - Pharmacology - 29.11.2019
In Birmingham could improve outcomes for people at risk of dangerous blood clots
New University of Birmingham research funded by the British Heart Foundation could improve treatments for a potentially deadly condition that affects tens of thousands of people in the UK each year.

Health - Pharmacology - 27.11.2019
Podcast: Vaping concerns, medical detection dogs, and a visit to CERN
In this edition: We explore the possible harms of vaping, meet dogs trained to detect disease, and travel through the physics of CERN.

Pharmacology - Health - 18.11.2019
Wales to lead the way in responsible antibiotics use in veterinary surgeries
The two-year project called Arwain Vet Cymru, is led by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers Ltd (WLBP) and Iechyd Da with delivery support from Menter a Busnes and MGC and funded by the Rural Development Programme.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.11.2019
College gets infectious at November's Imperial Lates
College gets infectious at November’s Imperial Lates
From disease roulette to infection-detecting dogs, November's Imperial Lates event explored infections, deadly diseases, and our work to beat them.

Health - Pharmacology - 11.11.2019
Professor Jonathan Schott named ARUK’s first Chief Medical Officer
National dementia research charity Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK) has appointed UCL Professor Jonathan Schott as the charity's first ever Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

Health - Pharmacology - 11.11.2019
2.5 million EU grant to help save NHS patients fighting for life
A new multi-million pound EU-funded research project could help NHS staff provide life-saving treatment to some of the country's most ill patients.

Health - Pharmacology - 08.11.2019
Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat
University of Birmingham experts joined medical professionals in India to lead work in improving care for surgical patients.

Health - Pharmacology - 04.11.2019

Health - Pharmacology - 01.11.2019

Health - Pharmacology - 30.10.2019
World’s largest study into the impact of arts on physical and mental health
The world's largest ever study into the impact and scalability of arts interventions on physical and mental health has been launched by UCL and King's College London, supported by a 2m award from Wellcome Trust.

Pharmacology - Health - 25.10.2019
UK and China scientists developing new drugs to fight Tuberculosis
University of Birmingham scientists have worked with partners in Guangzhou to develop new drugs that can tackle global health epidemics, which have an impact on China's rural communities. Researchers at the University of Birmingham joined forces with their counterparts at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH) to develop a promising hit for anti-Tuberculosis therapy and initiate a drug discovery effort.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.10.2019
UCL and GOSH welcome first patients to The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children
UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) today celebrated the opening of The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, by welcoming the first patients through its doors for treatment.

Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 17.10.2019
The Power of Song: Why your doctor should be prescribing choir practice
The Power of Song: Why your doctor should be prescribing choir practice
GPs should prescribe participation in communal singing activities to patients to raise self-esteem and overcome loneliness, a tuneful event at the University of Sussex was told this week. Dr Sarah Andersen, a practicing GP and former masters' student at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School , told the Singing for Wellbeing event held at the University of Sussex that academic studies indicated significant benefits if more doctors used community choirs as part of their social prescribing.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.10.2019
Digital service launched to help oesophageal cancer patients
A new smart phone app and web portal to help oesophageal cancer patients and their carers understand and manage their journey better has been launched today by UCL, University College London Hospital (UCLH) and digital health company, Living With.

Pharmacology - Health - 09.10.2019
Sixth patient receives pioneering treatment for CJD
A sixth patient is receiving a new drug for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) developed by researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Prion Unit at UCL.

Health - Pharmacology - 03.10.2019
New partnership aims to identify new disease mechanisms and potential targets for treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
A new partnership between scientists at the University of Birmingham and global healthcare company Novo Nordisk aims to discover new treatments for people suffering from fatty liver disease.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.09.2019
Spotlight on... Dr Jane Kinghorn
This week Jane, Director of the Translational Research Office (TRO), talks about developing solutions to unmet medical needs, and new support for Early Career Researchers.

Health - Pharmacology - 12.09.2019
Pioneering data research centres to enable cutting-edge research and innovation to benefit UK patients
The University of Birmingham will play a key role in new data hubs that will enable cutting-edge research for health discoveries and aim to give patients across the UK faster access to pioneering new treatments. Led by Health Data Research UK , the hubs aim to improve the lives of people with debilitating conditions, and will link up different types of health data and make it more easily accessible and user-friendly for research, while maintaining strict controls around data privacy and consent.

Pharmacology - Health - 09.09.2019
Validates guidelines on treating patients with an underactive thyroid
A study led by the University of Birmingham provides strong support for current recommendations on treating patients with an underactive thyroid and validates latest UK and US guidelines, say researchers. The retrospective cohort study , published in The BMJ , analysed anonymous GP records of over 162,000 patients who have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism - a highly prevalent condition more commonly known as an underactive thyroid.

Health - Pharmacology - 03.09.2019
Poor diet can lead to blindness
An extreme case of "fussy" or "picky" eating caused a young patient's blindness, according to a new case report published today [2 Sep 2019] in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Pharmacology - Health - 01.09.2019
Preserved Heart Failure Trial Misses Endpoint, But Drug May Benefit Some Patients
The number of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is on the rise, and the search is on for a therapy that can improve health outcomes in this group of patients for whom no approved therapies are available.

Pharmacology - Health - 28.08.2019
New patient test could tell GPs if infections are antibiotic resistant in under two hours
New patient test could tell GPs if infections are antibiotic resistant in under two hours
A new rapid patient test which could identify whether bacteria isolated from clinical samples are antibiotic resistant in under two hours is being trialled on a range of antibiotics commonly used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Health - Pharmacology - 26.07.2019
Superbugs: A Pop-Up Science Shop (29th July - 11th August)
Ever wondered what micro-organisms are living on your skin? Drop into our interactive lab in the heart of Cardiff's busy shopping centre to find out, and you can even get pictures of them! Cardiff Un

Health - Pharmacology - 15.07.2019
Pioneering children’s cancer research role to speed up crucial clinical trials
University of Birmingham researchers are leading the way with a ground-breaking role to enable more children with the rare cancer neuroblastoma to access potentially life-saving clinical trials more quickly.

Pharmacology - Administration - 28.06.2019
Sussex Drug Discovery Centre appoints Professor Jeffrey Hill as new Director
Professor Jeffrey Hill has been appointed as the new Director of the Sussex Drug Discovery Centre ( SDDC ) within the School of Life Sciences.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.06.2019
New centre to fight drug-resistant bugs through improving use of antibiotics
A new Imperial centre will pioneer research to optimise how antimicrobial drugs are used to both improve patient care and preserve antibiotics.

Pharmacology - 11.06.2019
Cause of hardening of the arteries - and potential treatment - identified
Cause of hardening of the arteries - and potential treatment - identified
Artery hardening happens to everyone as they age...but up until now we haven't known what controls this process and therefore how to treat it Melinda Duer New approach to drug discovery

Pharmacology - 21.05.2019

Health - Pharmacology - 14.05.2019
Major UK clinical trial for Group B Strep screening in pregnant women announced
A landmark clinical trial is aiming to improve the prevention of potentially life-threatening infection caused by group B Streptococcus in newborn babies in the UK.

Health - Pharmacology - 08.05.2019
Progesterone could increase live births in women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage
Research led by the University of Birmingham suggests that giving progesterone to pregnant women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could increase their chances of having a baby. The PRISM trial , funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and co-ordinated by Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit in collaboration with Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research, is the largest ever trial of its kind and involved 4,153 pregnant women who presented with early pregnancy bleeding.

Innovation - Pharmacology - 07.05.2019
’Adopt-a-hive’ scheme for schools
A leading Wales learning technology company, Aspire 2Be, is teaming up with Cardiff University to encourage school pupils to learn about the importance of bees and beekeeping.

Pharmacology - Health - 24.04.2019

Pharmacology - Health - 23.04.2019

Pharmacology - Health - 18.04.2019
University of Birmingham SCRIPT eLearning programme advocated for prescribers to ensure the safer use of medicines and reduce errors
Healthcare safety investigators advocate that all professionals responsible for prescribing use an online learning programme developed by the University of Birmingham.

Pharmacology - Health - 12.04.2019
Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out
A new rehabilitation programme which helps heart failure patients achieve better quality of life from the comfort of their own homes will now be rolled out at four NHS centres across the UK. Research has found that the Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) programme, developed by a collaboration led by the University of Exeter and the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS trust, significantly improved quality of life.
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