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Researchers one step closer to developing eye drops to treat age-related macular degeneration

Scientists at founder members the University of Birmingham are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world.  Its prevalence is increasing dramatically as the population ages and it is estimated that, by 2020, there will … Continue reading “Researchers one step closer to developing eye drops to treat age-related macular degeneration”

Birmingham Health Partners tops the league table for clinical trials recruitment

League tables published today (18th July ’18) by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), have ranked BHP founder members as the top three West Midlands NHS trusts for recruitment to clinical research. Figures show that a record 70,720 people took part in vital clinical research in the West Midlands in 2017/18 – the highest number … Continue reading “Birmingham Health Partners tops the league table for clinical trials recruitment”

7,000 strokes prevented as GPs improve diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation

Around 7,000 strokes each year are being prevented thanks to GPs more than doubling the number of patients at high risk being prescribed with blood thinning drugs. Researchers from BHP founder member the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Applied Health Research analysed general practice records of five million patients from 2000 to 2016 to find out how … Continue reading “7,000 strokes prevented as GPs improve diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation”

Internship demonstrates value of collaboration

An internship scheme at the Inflammation Research Facility (IRF), part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), has shown the benefits of collaboration between Birmingham Health Partner members UHB and the University of Birmingham (UoB) Sadhika Yasmin, a biomedical science graduate, helped at the IRF in the autumn and winter of 2017. “I started … Continue reading “Internship demonstrates value of collaboration”

Birmingham research used by NASA

Antibodies developed at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham have been used by NASA to assess how long duration space flight affects the immune system. The antibodies are part of a medical test called Seralite®-FLC ELISA, which was used in the year-long study of astronauts from the International Space Station to examine the effect … Continue reading “Birmingham research used by NASA”