Birmingham academics named among the most eminent scientists in the UK

Two leading scientists from BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, have been named among the most eminent scientists and technologists in the UK and the Commonwealth. Professor Gurdyal Besra, Bardrick Professor of Microbial Physiology and Chemistry in the School of Biosciences and Professor Ian Tomlinson, Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences … Continue reading “Birmingham academics named among the most eminent scientists in the UK”

Haemophilia patients keen to help researchers

A clinical researcher’s dream is to have a database of patients willing and ready to take part in research and trials, and it could be said that this is exactly what haemophilia research nurse, Elizabeth Dwenger, has built. Elizabeth, originally from Georgia in the USA, trained in the UK and for many years was a … Continue reading “Haemophilia patients keen to help researchers”

Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out

A new rehabilitation programme which helps heart failure patients achieve better quality of life from the comfort of their own homes will now be rolled out at four NHS centres across the UK. Research has found that the Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) programme, developed by a collaboration led by the University of Exeter … Continue reading “Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out”

Research Showcase 2019: innovation from head to toe

The latest health breakthroughs will be on display next month at the annual Birmingham Health Partners Research Showcase, to be held in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham’s (QEHB) atrium. Exciting developments in the last year include the opening of a world-leading conflict wound centre, which is aiming to prevent all scars within a generation; a … Continue reading “Research Showcase 2019: innovation from head to toe”

Can seated exercise improve the health of frail older adults?

Volunteer residents at a care home are taking part in a new study with BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, aimed at assessing whether exercising while seated can improve the health and well-being of frail older adults. Participants are gently working out using chair-based resistance exercise machines, which are specially adapted and designed for … Continue reading “Can seated exercise improve the health of frail older adults?”