Birmingham and Canadian nano-tech experts begin advanced cancer research

Scientists at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham are working with a Canadian tech company to investigate whether gold nanorods can be used to target cancer cells in the human body. They have joined experts at Sona Nanotech Inc. to develop the next generation of nanorods for tissue imaging. The team will work with … Continue reading “Birmingham and Canadian nano-tech experts begin advanced cancer research”

UK first: all diagnostic services at QEHB achieve accreditation

University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB), a founder member of BHP, has announced that it is the first Trust nationally to achieve official accreditation for the diagnostic services it offers at a single hospital – the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB). Eight services – audiology, gastro-intestinal physiology, lung function & sleep, vascular science, cardiac physiology, neurophysiology, urodynamics … Continue reading “UK first: all diagnostic services at QEHB achieve accreditation”

Progesterone could increase live births in women with a history of miscarriage

Research led by BHP founder member the University of Birmingham suggests that giving progesterone to pregnant women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could increase their chances of having a baby. The PRISM trial, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and co-ordinated by Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit in collaboration with Tommy’s National Centre for … Continue reading “Progesterone could increase live births in women with a history of miscarriage”

Prestigious fellowship for two BHP scientists

Two eminent BHP researchers have been named among 50 of the UK’s leading figures in biomedical and health sciences, through election to the esteemed Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship. Professors Gavin Perkins and Arri Coomarasamy have been selected for their outstanding contributions to advancing medical science, cutting edge research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits … Continue reading “Prestigious fellowship for two BHP scientists”

Opportunistic cancer cells ‘slip through gaps’ to spread through blood vessels

Cancer cells may rely on opportunism, as well as chemical signalling, to spread through the body, according to new findings by mathematicians at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham. Cancer spreads by sending cells out from the primary tumour to travel through the vascular or lymphatic system to colonise other organs in a process … Continue reading “Opportunistic cancer cells ‘slip through gaps’ to spread through blood vessels”