Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine

The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, was joined by Greg Clark MP and Professor Sir John Bell on Wednesday 30 August at the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) – co-located on the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham campus – to make two major national life sciences investment announcements as part of the launch of the Life … Continue reading “Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine”

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. The findings come from a clinical trial led by the University of Birmingham that examined whether survival times for people with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) could be improved … Continue reading “Clinical trial reveals genetic fault that reduces the effectiveness of leukaemia treatment”

Birmingham scientists get multi-million pound boost from Cancer Research UK

Birmingham scientists are set to receive a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) as part of a national drive to accelerate advances in early detection and treatment. Experts at the CRUK Birmingham Centre will receive around £5 million over the next five years for their ground-breaking work, as part of the development of … Continue reading “Birmingham scientists get multi-million pound boost from Cancer Research UK”

Birmingham Health Partners to receive huge £12.8m for clinical research

Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) has been awarded a grant of £12.8 million from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) for the renewal of their Clinical Research Facility (CRF). The £12.8 million renewal of the CRF is the largest awarded by the NIHR this year, and will enable patients across Birmingham to continue to take … Continue reading “Birmingham Health Partners to receive huge £12.8m for clinical research”