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  • 29 July 2014
    Following on from their successful Research for Patient Benefit funding application workshop in February, the NIHR will be holding a Fellowship funding application workshop on 24th October at Birmingham University. The following calls will be covered: The NIHR...
  • 29 July 2014
    Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP (GBSLEP) were awarded more foreign investment projects than any other English region last year, new data has revealed. In addition to creating the most jobs – a total of 4,841 - the number of foreign direct investment (FDI...
  • 25 July 2014
    A West Midlands-wide organisation which aims to bring together healthcare, industry and academia to improve health outcomes and generate wealth across the local economy is holding its first ever summit. The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN)...
  • 24 July 2014
    Medical device giant Medtronic is now facing a small but real possibility that the U.S. government could block its proposed $43 billion merger with Covidien. The problem for Medtronic is that the deal is a “corporate inversion” deal that would allow...
  • 24 July 2014
    Barcelona, Spain-based R&D firm Avinent, in partnership with the software development company Droiders, has developed Avinent Glass, a new app for Google Glass that guides and assists surgeons through a dental implant procedure. Using Google Glass's heads...
  • 24 July 2014
    Use of a diet drug known as DNP has been linked to five deaths in the UK since 2007, according to a new report. The compound, also known as 2,4-Dinitrophenol, is a synthetic chemical originally used in the manufacturing of dyes, wood preservatives, explosives and...
  • 24 July 2014
    Spring Active, the UKs only private provider of the complete NICE guidelines pathway for back pain have today announced the acquisition of The Healthy Back Company.  As part of the acquisition, Healthy Back Company founder and experienced physiotherapist Nick...
  • 24 July 2014
    Scars are considered by some people to be ugly, can lead to disfigurement, and sometimes cause psychological or even social problems for patients. This is especially true for keloid scars, a benign overgrowth of skin tissue after injuries or surgeries. Current...
  • 24 July 2014
    Scientists based at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new diagnostic nanochip that is capable of quickly and effectively differentiating between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is one of the fastest growing, multifaceted, debilitating...
  • 23 July 2014
    Digital Birmingham has launched the Birmingham Connectivity Voucher Scheme, an initiative designed to support small businesses with some of the costs incurred by connecting to a new high speed broadband connection. To support this scheme, Digital...
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