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Newswise: New Guidelines Aim to Prevent Medics From Failing to Diagnose Patients with Liver Disease
Released: 20-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST
New Guidelines Aim to Prevent Medics From Failing to Diagnose Patients with Liver Disease
University of Birmingham

New recommendations, led by experts at the University of Birmingham, have been published to improve the use of liver blood tests.

Released: 12-Dec-2017 5:05 AM EST
Research Could Pave the Way for Pre-Hospital Treatment for Seriously Injured Patients
University of Birmingham

Scientists hope to have paved the way for the development of potentially new life-saving treatments to be administered to seriously injured patients in the critical first hour of injury.

Released: 7-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST
Study Highlights the Need for Research Into Prevention of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
University of Birmingham

Countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America have seen a rise in incidence of inflammatory bowel disease as they have become increasingly industrialised and westernised, a new study has found.

Released: 30-Nov-2017 6:05 AM EST
Research Finds Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Respond Differently to Certain Sounds
University of Birmingham

Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Amsterdam hope to have found a new neurobiological marker to help recognise patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Newswise: Breakthrough in Live-Cell Imaging Studies Could Lead to Innovative Drugs for a Variety of Human Diseases
27-Nov-2017 6:05 AM EST
Breakthrough in Live-Cell Imaging Studies Could Lead to Innovative Drugs for a Variety of Human Diseases
University of Birmingham

Research led by scientists at the University of Birmingham shows more precisely how G protein-coupled receptors, which are the key target of a large number of drugs, work.

Released: 24-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
Conference Aiming to Build Togetherness Through Faith
University of Birmingham

Around 400 people are expected to attend the Mayor and Faith Conference: Faith in the West Midlands in the Great Hall at the University of Birmingham on Monday November 27.

21-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
Children with Heart Disease Are Being Let Down by Lack of Clinical Trials, Study Finds
University of Birmingham

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.

13-Nov-2017 7:05 PM EST
Vitamin D Linked to Better Live Birth Rates in Women Undergoing Assisted Reproduction Treatment
University of Birmingham

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).

Released: 14-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
A New National Effort Needed to Tackle the ‘Muslim Penalty’ – Report
University of Birmingham

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.

8-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
Scientists Discover New Mechanisms That Bacteria Use to Protect Themselves From Antibiotics
University of Birmingham

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

Newswise: Leading Scientist Urges UK and EU Action Plans to ‘Lose Jargon’ in a Bid to Win the Battle with ‘Superbugs’
10-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST
Leading Scientist Urges UK and EU Action Plans to ‘Lose Jargon’ in a Bid to Win the Battle with ‘Superbugs’
University of Birmingham

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.

Released: 9-Nov-2017 6:05 AM EST
University of Birmingham Experts Unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week
University of Birmingham

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

Released: 8-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
Call for Europe-Wide Screening of Babies for Heart Defects
University of Birmingham

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.

17-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Delayed Word Processing Could Predict Patients’ Potential to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease
University of Birmingham

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.

16-Oct-2017 12:30 PM EDT
First Time Mums with an Epidural Who Lie Down on Their Side in Later Stages of Labour More Likely to Have a Normal Birth
University of Birmingham

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.

Newswise: Clinical Trial Reveals Genetic Fault That Reduces the Effectiveness of Leukaemia Treatment
25-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Clinical Trial Reveals Genetic Fault That Reduces the Effectiveness of Leukaemia Treatment
University of Birmingham

A genetic fault has been identified in people with an aggressive type of leukaemia that can significantly affect how they respond to treatment.

21-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Fitbits Could Lead to Negative Impact on Pupils’ Well-Being, Study Finds
University of Birmingham

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, research led by the University of Birmingham has found.

Newswise: Study Shows So-Called ‘Healthy Obesity’ Is Harmful to Cardiovascular Heath
6-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Study Shows So-Called ‘Healthy Obesity’ Is Harmful to Cardiovascular Heath
University of Birmingham

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.

Newswise:Video Embedded rugby-players-take-part-in-ground-breaking-concussion-study
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Released: 30-Aug-2017 9:30 AM EDT
Rugby Players Take Part in Ground-Breaking Concussion Study
University of Birmingham

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 injury.

Newswise: Scientists Discover Common Obesity and Diabetes Drug Reduces Rise in Brain Pressure
20-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Scientists Discover Common Obesity and Diabetes Drug Reduces Rise in Brain Pressure
University of Birmingham

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 pressure.

Released: 23-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Rediscovery of the Earliest Latin Commentary on the Gospels, Translated Into English
University of Birmingham

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.

Released: 17-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT
Young Victims of Cyberbullying Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide and Self-Harm, Study Finds
University of Birmingham

Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide than non-victims. While perpetrators of cyberbullying are also more likely to experience suicidal thoughts and behaviours, researchers say.

Newswise: Study Identifies a New Way to Prevent a Deadly Fungal Infection Spreading to the Brain
15-Aug-2017 5:05 AM EDT
Study Identifies a New Way to Prevent a Deadly Fungal Infection Spreading to the Brain
University of Birmingham

Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered a way to stop a deadly fungus from ‘hijacking’ the body’s immune system and spreading to the brain.

2-Aug-2017 5:05 AM EDT
New Hope to Prevent Dangerous Blood Clots Found in the Legs
University of Birmingham

Common anti-allergy medicines could prove to be an effective treatment for potentially fatal blood clots in the legs, according to new research by the University of Birmingham.

Newswise: Professor Appointed to Key Role to Improve Treatment for Rheumatic Conditions
24-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Professor Appointed to Key Role to Improve Treatment for Rheumatic Conditions
University of Birmingham

A professor at the University of Birmingham has been appointed to a key role focusing on developing research to improve treatment and outcomes for patients with arthritis.

18-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT
University of Birmingham Becomes Partner in €19 Million European Heart Disease Project
University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is part of a major new €19 million project aimed at breaking new ground for the development of treatments for millions of patients with heart disease in Europe.

Newswise: ‘Golden Hour’ Study Details Earliest Changes to the Immune System After Trauma
13-Jul-2017 7:05 AM EDT
‘Golden Hour’ Study Details Earliest Changes to the Immune System After Trauma
University of Birmingham

Scientists from the University of Birmingham are carrying out pioneering research as part of a major £10 million study aimed at improving outcomes for patients who have suffered a traumatic injury.

Newswise: Study Discovers Anticoagulant Drugs Are Being Prescribed Against Safety Advice
Released: 17-Jul-2017 7:05 AM EDT
Study Discovers Anticoagulant Drugs Are Being Prescribed Against Safety Advice
University of Birmingham

A study by researchers at the University of Birmingham has shown that GPs are prescribing anticoagulants to patients with an irregular heartbeat against official safety advice.

Released: 14-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT
University of Birmingham Launches £2million Global Research Project
University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham has secured £2 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to launch a research group aimed at improving healthcare for patients with lung diseases around the world.

Newswise: University of Birmingham Launches £7million Global Surgical Research Unit
Released: 14-Jul-2017 7:05 AM EDT
University of Birmingham Launches £7million Global Surgical Research Unit
University of Birmingham

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded £7 million to the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh and Warwick to establish a joint research unit focussed on developing global surgical research.

7-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers Hope New Biomarkers Will Lead to Potentially Life-Saving Sports Pitch-Side Test for Brain Injury
University of Birmingham

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified inflammatory biomarkers which indicate whether the brain has suffered injury. The team, led by Professor Antonio Belli, at the University’s College of Medical and Dental Sciences, now hopes to use these new biomarkers to develop a test which can be used on the side of a sports pitch or by paramedics to detect brain injury at the scene of an incident.

Released: 3-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Sufferers of Both Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep Apnoea Could Lose Eyesight Within Four Years
University of Birmingham

Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to blindness within an average period of less than four years.

Newswise: New Study Links Antibiotic Resistance to Common Household Disinfectant Triclosan
29-Jun-2017 8:55 AM EDT
New Study Links Antibiotic Resistance to Common Household Disinfectant Triclosan
University of Birmingham

Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Norwich Research Park have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to the disinfectant triclosan which is commonly found in domestic products.

19-Jun-2017 7:00 AM EDT
Study Uncovers Link Between Male Hormones and Metabolic Disease in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
University of Birmingham

Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered the link between increased male hormones and metabolic complications such as diabetes and fatty liver disease in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

9-Jun-2017 3:00 AM EDT
Study Reveals Treatment Gap in Patients Suffering From an Irregular Heartbeat Leaving Them at an Increased Risk of Stroke
University of Birmingham

A study by the University of Birmingham has revealed a treatment gap in patients suffering from a heart condition that causes an irregular or abnormally fast heartbeat.

Newswise: Study Reveals Small Group of Cells Within a Plant Embryo Operate in Similar Way to the Human Brain
5-Jun-2017 3:00 PM EDT
Study Reveals Small Group of Cells Within a Plant Embryo Operate in Similar Way to the Human Brain
University of Birmingham

A new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a group of cells that function as a ‘brain’ for plant embryos capable of assessing environmental conditions and dictating when seeds will germinate.

30-May-2017 3:00 PM EDT
Study Makes Breakthrough in Understanding of Proteins and Their Impact on Immune System
University of Birmingham

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have made a breakthrough in the understanding of how our genetic make-up can impact on the activity of the immune system and our ability to fight cancer.

Newswise: UK and Brazilian Researchers Collaborate to Uncover the Hidden Spread of Zika Virus in Brazil and the Americas Using Virus Genome Sequences
24-May-2017 1:00 PM EDT
UK and Brazilian Researchers Collaborate to Uncover the Hidden Spread of Zika Virus in Brazil and the Americas Using Virus Genome Sequences
University of Birmingham

An international research collaboration has studied the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond, providing a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time. The research has significant public health implications and has the potential to improve responses to future outbreaks.

Released: 23-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Study Leads to Breakthrough in Better Understanding Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
University of Birmingham

A study led by the University of Birmingham has made a breakthrough in the understanding of how different genetic mutations cause acute myeloid leukaemia.

15-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Migrant Children Less Obese Due to Absent Grandmothers - Study
University of Birmingham

Children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families - probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found.

Released: 15-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT
University of Birmingham Develops Revolutionary Eye Drops to Treat Age-Related Blindness
University of Birmingham

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionise the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK.

Newswise:Video Embedded right-or-left-handedness-affects-sign-language-comprehension
VIDEO
Released: 9-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Right-or Left-Handedness Affects Sign Language Comprehension
University of Birmingham

The speed at which sign language users understand what others are ‘saying’ to them depends on whether the conversation partners are left- or right-handed, a new study has found.

21-Apr-2017 1:45 PM EDT
Autonomy in the Workplace Has Positive Effects on Well-Being and Job Satisfaction, Study Finds.
University of Birmingham

New research into workplace culture has found that employees with higher levels of autonomy in their work reported positive effects on their overall well-being and higher levels of job satisfaction.

20-Apr-2017 5:05 AM EDT
Ambulances Respond More Slowly in Summer and Winter - Study
University of Birmingham

Ambulance response times in London worsen when air temperatures rise or fall beyond certain limits in summer and winter, according to a new study.

Released: 13-Apr-2017 6:05 AM EDT
Immune System Can Spot Tell-Tale Change in Identity of Cancer Antigens - Study
University of Birmingham

A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells.

Newswise: Discovery of Early, ‘Croc-Like’ Reptile Sheds New Light on Evolution of Dinosaurs
10-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Discovery of Early, ‘Croc-Like’ Reptile Sheds New Light on Evolution of Dinosaurs
University of Birmingham

A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterise dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought.

Released: 20-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Orson Welles Plays Starring Role in Creating Brazilian Folklore
University of Birmingham

American filmmaker Orson Welles changed the perception of the Brazilian Northeast when he filmed the story of four campaigning fishermen for an ill-fated and uncompleted movie, a study reveals.

Released: 15-Mar-2017 7:05 AM EDT
An Epidemic of Epipens
University of Birmingham

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that prescriptions of adrenaline autoinjectors (commonly called ‘epipens’) for children with allergies have increased markedly in the last decade, with nearly four devices a year provided per child.

Released: 13-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT
University of Birmingham Study Finds New Class of Androgens Play Key Role in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
University of Birmingham

Scientists led by the University of Birmingham have discovered that a new class of male sex hormones known as androgens plays a key role in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).


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