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Translational Biomedical Research Centre 14 June 2016 TBRC will use experimental models highly relevant to human disease and anatomy to test approaches, devices or therapies in a stateof-the art animal hospital theatre operating at NHS standards.
  • Prisoners and HIV Infection Rates 23 August 2016 A UoB team contributed to a study looking specifically at the 15 UNAIDS designated countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) that gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
  • New Mechanism for Protein Secretion 17 August 2016 Proteins made inside the cell often need to be exported in order to do their job. A team comprised of researchers at UoB and Leeds looked at the transport motor that sits within the membrane, known as 'Sec' (for secretory).
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Pitch 15 August 2016 Emer Brangan gave a three minute ‘elevator pitch‘ presentation at the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) conference on the CLAHRC West project looking at telephone-based management of sexually transmitted infections in primary care.
  • Immune Cells Remember First Meal 12 August 2016 Whilst an inflammatory response is beneficial for human health, many human diseases (including atheroscelerosis, cancer and arthritis) are caused or aggravated by an overzealous immune response. A greater understanding of what activates the immune response will help design novel therapies to treat these inflammatory disorders.
  • Support and Treatment After Replacement 9 August 2016 Many knee replacement operations take place because of the pain caused by osteoarthritis. Around 20% of people will suffer moderate or severe long-term pain after their operation. Thus roughly 15,000 people in the UK every year will have long-term pain after surgery.
  • Journal of Immunology Highlight 9 August 2016 An article published in the 15 June 2016 issue of The Journal of Immunology is being featured by the In This Issue section. The section highlights articles considered to be among the top 10% of articles published in the journal.
  • Amber Study 25 July 2016 Prof Tony Killard, Head of Biomedical Sciences at(UWE), has created a mass producible sensor which can detect ammonia levels in breath - named AmBeR.
  • 100th Oxford Ophthalmological Congress 15 July 2016 The 100th Oxford Ophthalmological Congress was held 3 - 6 July 2016 in Oxford.
  • Meeting Demand in Bacterial Factories 12 July 2016 Work conducted by BrisSynBio describes a new way to model productivity in bacteria used as minifactories to produce biological components. With no extra resources supplied, these bacterial ‘factories’ have to decide between making a new protein or making proteins for their own survival.
  • Hep C Treatment to Prevent Transmission? 5 July 2016 A team comprising researchers in the UK, San Diego and Australia has explored the potential impact of new drugs for hepatitis C virus (HCV), a known cause of liver cancer which is transmitted through blood to blood contact.
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