Advanced imaging technique accelerates patient-specific 3D printing

Pioneering multidisciplinary research led by BHP founder member the University of Birmingham  has implemented an advanced imaging technique that could accelerate the development of patient-specific 3D printing used to regenerate long bone defects resulting from trauma or disease. The University’s School of Dentistry and School of Metallurgy and Materials carried out the research in collaboration with the University of Manchester, Imperial College London, University College London, McGill University, Canada and Diamond Light Source. It has … Continue reading “Advanced imaging technique accelerates patient-specific 3D printing”

Dermatology trials transforming skin cancer treatment

The skin lymphoma team at BHP founder-member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust have recently been involved in trials that have the potential to change treatment for patients with rare forms of skin cancer. The MAVORIC trial, the largest clinical trial of its kind, compared a new treatment for two rare forms of skin cancer with the current standard treatment, recruited 370 patients across more than 60 centres worldwide. The trial found the new treatment, … Continue reading “Dermatology trials transforming skin cancer treatment”

Could a Mediterranean diet and exercise reduce your dementia risk?

Researchers at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham are searching for volunteers to take part in a new study to see whether eating a Mediterranean-style diet and being more physically active could improve brain function and reduce dementia risk. A Mediterranean-style diet is rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts and legumes, wholegrain cereals, fish and olive oil with limited intake of dairy foods, red meat and confectionery, such as sweet pastries. Red wine is the typical … Continue reading “Could a Mediterranean diet and exercise reduce your dementia risk?”

Adrenal tumours: new research recommends update to healthcare guidelines

Global guidelines on managing the care of patients diagnosed with common types of adrenal tumours should be updated, say researchers following a study carried out by an international collaboration. The research, a systematic review and meta-analysis published in Annals of Internal Medicine, is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham – part of Birmingham Health Partners – and the Mayo Clinic in the US.  It was supported by the National Institute for Health Research Birmingham … Continue reading “Adrenal tumours: new research recommends update to healthcare guidelines”

Birmingham in €4m project to train researchers to improve sight-saving treatments

Treatment of diseases of the back of the eye such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease is set to be improved with a €4m EU-funded project led by Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in partnership with BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham. The project, ORBITAL, will contribute to research which could lead to more widespread use of less invasive drug delivery methods such as eye drops, contact lenses and microneedle technologies, instead … Continue reading “Birmingham in €4m project to train researchers to improve sight-saving treatments”