The naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, say experts

The visual inspection of a suspicious skin lesion using the naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, a group of experts have concluded following a largescale systematic review of research. The review is published today (Dec 6th) in The Cochrane Library as part of a Special Collection of … Continue reading “The naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, say experts”

Birmingham Health Partners establishing new Wellcome Translational Partnership

Birmingham Health Partners is proud to announce a prestigious new Translational Partnership with Wellcome to find new ways to translate scientific discoveries into real world impact. The initiative will foster new discussions and collaborations between healthcare stakeholders – clinicians, academics, industry and patients – to identify user-driven ‘pull’ for innovation. By supporting a shared understanding … Continue reading “Birmingham Health Partners establishing new Wellcome Translational Partnership”

Birmingham to lead ground-breaking research into patient experience of cell therapies

Birmingham health researchers, with industry partners including health technology companies Dignio and Datatrial, have been awarded £1.1 million by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)’s Innovate UK, to investigate patients’ experience of cell and gene therapies. The funding has been provided as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Medicines Manufacturing programme. Cell and gene therapies … Continue reading “Birmingham to lead ground-breaking research into patient experience of cell therapies”

Study discovers over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in the bacteria that inhabit the human gut

A study carried out in collaboration with BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has used an innovative approach to identify thousands of antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that inhabit the human gut. The human gut is home to trillions of microorganisms, mainly bacteria. Most of these are sensitive to antibiotics, but a significant … Continue reading “Study discovers over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in the bacteria that inhabit the human gut”

Birmingham to lead brain cancer study in memory of Tessa Jowell

Significant funding of up to £2.8m from The Brain Tumour Charity has been awarded to a Birmingham researcher for a major study named in memory of the late Baroness Jowell. The Tessa Jowell BRAIN-MATRIX trial is being co-ordinated by Professor Colin Watts (pictured) of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, part of the University of … Continue reading “Birmingham to lead brain cancer study in memory of Tessa Jowell”