Birmingham research into Type 1 Diabetes could change treatment for newly diagnosed patients

Birmingham based consultants and researchers in diabetes are conducting ground breaking research into how best to treat people in the very first weeks after diagnosis, and how this can affect the long term outcome for patients. Dr Parth Narendran, who is based at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Birmingham, described their study on exercise and its effect on the ‘honeymoon’ period for patients. Dr Narendran explained: “It is believed … Continue reading “Birmingham research into Type 1 Diabetes could change treatment for newly diagnosed patients”

Fresh hope for liver transplant patients thanks to ground-breaking research

A paper published this week in the prestigious scientific journal ‘Nature’, reports how ground breaking research on ‘preserving’ livers set for transplantation may improve patient outcomes and increase the number of donor liver available, thereby saving more lives. Many people marvelled at the liver transplant story in the recent BBC TV hit series ‘Surgeons: At the Edge of Life’ – all filmed at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust.  One of the stars of … Continue reading “Fresh hope for liver transplant patients thanks to ground-breaking research”

Midlands’ magazine showcases region’s Healthcare and Life Sciences

Business Quarter’s latest edition has recently hit the streets with an issue celebrating the vibrant healthcare and life sciences sector in the West Midlands. Supported by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, the special issue features interviews with key figures from the sector including the chief executive of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Sarah-Jane Marsh and Professor Subrata Ghosh, director of Birmingham’s Institute of Translational Medicine. Other interviewees include the clinical director … Continue reading “Midlands’ magazine showcases region’s Healthcare and Life Sciences”

UHB Birmingham – a Beacon Centre for liver patients

One of Birmingham Health Partners’ members – University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) – is now firmly established as one of the top ten centres in the world for liver research, treatment and transplantation. Providing a service that goes from ‘trial to treatment’, according to Gideon Hirschfield, Professor of Autoimmune Liver Disease and Honorary Transplant Hepatologist, is what makes the Trust unique, placing the importance of clinical research for UHB patients, at the centre … Continue reading “UHB Birmingham – a Beacon Centre for liver patients”

New Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre holds first meeting

Key members of the Midlands & Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (MW-ATTC) recently held their first meeting. The recently formed health consortium, jointly led by the National Institute for Health Research Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR BRC) and NHS Wales, was awarded £7 million by Innovate UK to ensure more patients benefit from a new generation of breakthrough therapies. The Midlands and Wales collaborative is one of only three centres in Britain awarded funding from … Continue reading “New Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre holds first meeting”