News

Liver Transplant Experts Gather At The University Of Birmingham To Celebrate 30 Years Of Research

Experts from around the world have gathered at the University of Birmingham to celebrate 30 years of research and 5,000 liver transplants to have been performed in the city. Internationally renowned pioneers of liver transplantation and experts in liver disease were at the two-day International Liver Symposium held at the University’s College of Medical and … Continue reading “Liver Transplant Experts Gather At The University Of Birmingham To Celebrate 30 Years Of Research”

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”

Ministerial announcement provides funding boost

Following the Secretary of State for Health the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt’s announcement of £14.25m funding to support 11 NIHR medtech and in vitro diagnostic cooperatives nationally, we are delighted to announce that University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) has been awarded funding to establish the NIHR Trauma Management MedTech Cooperative (MTC). The cooperatives will … Continue reading “Ministerial announcement provides funding boost”

Exciting vision for newly-opened ITM Imaging Centre

The purpose-built ITM Imaging Centre has been officially opened by Dr Nicola Strickland, President of the Royal College of Radiologists, and Clive Richards OBE, founder of the Clive and Sylvia Richards Foundation. Equipped with the latest latest in MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology, the new facility is the result of a collaboration between University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB), medical charity Cobalt Health and the Institute … Continue reading “Exciting vision for newly-opened ITM Imaging Centre”