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A sector deal for health?

As the end of a tumultuous year approaches, it’s time to reflect on the plethora of policy papers, reviews, consultations, strategy documents and sector deals that are set to have a significant impact on the health and life sciences sector. Every step of the journey from a key insight in a university laboratory or an … Continue reading “A sector deal for health?”

Wireless technology breathes new life into medical practices

Research from the collaborative RAPID (Real-time Adaptive and Predictive Indicator of Deterioration) project suggests that wireless monitoring is changing the face of healthcare. Dr Heather Duncan, paediatric intensive care consultatant and lead of the RAPID at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, part of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, says this new wireless technology is … Continue reading “Wireless technology breathes new life into medical practices”

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”