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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.
17-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
16-Oct-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Clinical Trial Reveals Genetic Fault That Reduces the Effectiveness of Leukaemia Treatment


A genetic fault has been identified in people with an aggressive type of leukaemia that can significantly affect how they respond to treatment.
25-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fitbits Could Lead to Negative Impact on Pupils’ Well-Being, Study Finds

Pupils in secondary schools are reluctant to see fitness and health tracking devices such as Fitbits introduced into Physical Exercise lessons in schools and the device could potentially cause a negative impact on students’ overall well-being,...
21-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows So-Called ‘Healthy Obesity’ Is Harmful to Cardiovascular Heath


Clinicians are being warned not to ignore the increased cardiovascular health risks of those who are classed as either ‘healthy obese’ or deemed to be ‘normal weight’ but have metabolic abnormalities such as diabetes.
6-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rugby Players Take Part in Ground-Breaking Concussion Study

Rugby players from Aviva Premiership Rugby and Greene King IPA Championship are to take part in a major study led by the University of Birmingham as part of its work to develop a ground-breaking pitch-side test to diagnose concussion and brain...
30-Aug-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Discover Common Obesity and Diabetes Drug Reduces Rise in Brain Pressure


Research led by the University of Birmingham, published today in Science Translational Medicine, has discovered that a drug commonly used to treat patients with either obesity or Type II diabetes could be used as a novel new way to lower brain...
20-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rediscovery of the Earliest Latin Commentary on the Gospels, Translated Into English

The earliest Latin Commentary on the Gospels, lost for over 1500 years, has been rediscovered and made available in English for the first time, thanks to research from the University of Birmingham.
23-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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