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Children with Heart Disease Are Being Let Down by Lack of Clinical Trials, Study Finds

Less than one per cent of UK children born with congenital heart disease are enrolled in clinical trials looking to improve treatments, research by the University of Birmingham has found.

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Vitamin D Linked to Better Live Birth Rates in Women Undergoing Assisted Reproduction Treatment

Researchers are calling for a randomised clinical trial to investigate the potential role of vitamin D supplementation in improving live birth rates following assisted reproduction treatment (ART).

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A New National Effort Needed to Tackle the ‘Muslim Penalty’ – Report

The report urges the government to adopt a new definition of Islamophobia as “anti-Muslim racism”, and recommends that society take more responsibility to call out and report hateful rhetoric and prejudice.

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Scientists Discover New Mechanisms That Bacteria Use to Protect Themselves From Antibiotics

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified new mechanisms used by bacteria to resist infection-fighting antibiotics.

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Leading Scientist Urges UK and EU Action Plans to ‘Lose Jargon’ in a Bid to Win the Battle with ‘Superbugs’

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One of the UK’s leading microbiologists is concerned that confusing language and a lack of specific objectives are hampering the global fight against antibiotic-resistant infections.

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University of Birmingham Experts Unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Scientists from the University of Birmingham are uniting to support WHO's World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) from November 13th to 19th 2017.

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Congenital Heart Defects

Call for Europe-Wide Screening of Babies for Heart Defects

All babies across Europe should be routinely screened for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) within 24 hours of their birth, say a group of experts led by a University of Birmingham Professor and Honorary Consultant Neonatologist at Birmingham Women's Hospital.

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Delayed Word Processing Could Predict Patients’ Potential to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered.

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First Time Mums with an Epidural Who Lie Down on Their Side in Later Stages of Labour More Likely to Have a Normal Birth

Adopting a lying down position rather than being upright in the later stages of labour for first-time mothers who have had a low dose epidural leads to a higher chance of them delivering their baby without any medical intervention, a study has found.

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Scientists From the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Who Have Worked on the Advanced LIGO Project Since Its Inception, Have Been Celebrating the Announcement







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