World Stroke Day – meet the research nurses

Michelle Bates and Katherine Ahlquist are stroke research sisters working on a number of different trials at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust. To mark World Stroke Day 2019, we share their story: UHB holds the coveted status of Hyper-Acute Stroke Research Centre (HSRC), which means it can boast both the facilities and highly … Continue reading “World Stroke Day – meet the research nurses”

Brain Tumour Awareness Week – five minutes with Professor Colin Watts

Professor Colin Watts is Chair of the Birmingham Brain Cancer Program and Principle Investigator on the Tessa Jowell BRAIN-MATRIX. He joined Birmingham last year, bringing with him a wealth of clinical experience from the last 25 years. Marking International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, Professor Watts explains the challenges of treating patients with brain cancer, and … Continue reading “Brain Tumour Awareness Week – five minutes with Professor Colin Watts”

New BHF investment to boost Birmingham’s heart and circulatory disease research

BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has received £1 million funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to strengthen its ground-breaking research into heart and circulatory diseases. The university is one of only six institutions in the UK to be awarded with a BHF Accelerator Award, which encourages pioneering research of the highest calibre. … Continue reading “New BHF investment to boost Birmingham’s heart and circulatory disease research”

Growing older, better: new report on healthy ageing

University of Birmingham expert plays key role in new report on healthy ageing An expert from BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has played a pivotal part in the production of a new report aimed at highlighting physiology’s role in meeting the UK Government’s healthy ageing mission. The report ‘Growing Older, Better’, has been … Continue reading “Growing older, better: new report on healthy ageing”

UK-China collaboration developing new anti-TB drugs

Researchers at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham have joined forces with their counterparts at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH) to develop promising drug candidates for anti-Tuberculosis therapy and initiate a drug discovery effort. The project is the second UK-China collaboration to be announced this week, following news that BHP and … Continue reading “UK-China collaboration developing new anti-TB drugs”