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 Birmingham which is a founding member of Birmingham Health Partners. Baroness Jowell passed away in May 2018 after having been … Continue reading “Birmingham to lead brain cancer study in memory of Tessa Jowell”

Birmingham School of Dentistry in ground-breaking £6.1 million project to develop robot-assisted surgery

BHP founder member the University of Birmingham will be part of a £6.1 million research project aimed at finding new ways to use ultrasonic tools for complex robot-assisted surgery. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has granted the funding for the ‘Surgery enabled by ultrasonics’ project which will be led by the University of Glasgow and will be carried out over the next five years in collaboration with the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh, … Continue reading “Birmingham School of Dentistry in ground-breaking £6.1 million project to develop robot-assisted surgery”

New diabetes drug to be trialled in Birmingham

Researchers from the Diabetes Research Unit and the Clinical Research Facility at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham are currently recruiting patients with type 1 diabetes to a trial for a new drug which could change the future of treatment for the condition. The Birmingham trial will be led by Dr Parth Narendran, together with research nurses Farfia Capper, Emmanuel Adewunmi and Anthea Williams. The research team are involved in leading the first ‘in-man’ stage of … Continue reading “New diabetes drug to be trialled in Birmingham”

Expert warns over little room for complacency over fall in twin stillbirth rates

A leading expert in fetal medicine at the University of Birmingham has warned that there is ‘little room for complacency’ over a fall in twin stillbirth rates as the reason for this phenomenon are complex. In a paper published today (November 27th 2018) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Mark Kilby, Professor of Fetal Medicine at the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research and Honorary Consultant in Fetal Medicine … Continue reading “Expert warns over little room for complacency over fall in twin stillbirth rates”

Abingdon Health launches app to transform a smartphones into rapid analytical tools

Abingdon Health, a resident at BioHub Birmingham® at the heart of the BHP campus,  has launched an intuitive software application called AppDx. The app enables a smartphone to ‘read’ lateral flow test lines, using the inbuilt camera, which translates the image into numerical data. The app allows rapid analytical testing from any location, meeting the increasing demand to receive real-time data from any location. Abingdon Health is a rapid diagnostics company that specialises in lateral flow … Continue reading “Abingdon Health launches app to transform a smartphones into rapid analytical tools”