Birmingham researchers awarded £1m+ for histology technology

Funding of more than £1.15m will allow BHP founder member the University of Birmingham to invest in cutting edge equipment for in-depth imaging of human tissue samples, aiding the development of new immunotherapies. The grant – awarded by the Wellcome Trust – will fund some of the latest technology platforms from Akoya Biosciences and Nanostring … Continue reading “Birmingham researchers awarded £1m+ for histology technology”

Birmingham-China collaboration will combat cancer and medical implant failure

BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has announced two projects with Southeast University in China that could help to fight cancer and aid regeneration of the human body. Supported by a total of ¥2 million funding from Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI), researchers are combining multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, pathology and … Continue reading “Birmingham-China collaboration will combat cancer and medical implant failure”

Exercising before breakfast boosts health benefits

Exercising before eating breakfast burns more fat, improves how the body responds to insulin and lowers people’s risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. According to a new study, published Friday 18 October 2019 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, health scientists at the Universities of Bath and Birmingham found that by changing … Continue reading “Exercising before breakfast boosts health benefits”

New hope for patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states

Non-invasive brain stimulation is to be trialed for the first time alongside advanced brain imaging techniques in patients who are minimally conscious or in a vegetative state. The study builds on promising results from the Centre for Human Brain Health at BHP member the University of Birmingham, which suggested that non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the … Continue reading “New hope for patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states”

Introducing: Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre

Innovative, end-to-end clinical and academic partnership for the development of precision medicine Richard Fox, Strategic Business Engagement Partner, writes for BHP on our innovative end-to-end clinical and academic partnership – Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre.  In a highly competitive marketplace, with reducing returns from R&D and average costs of bringing a drug to market of $2bn, … Continue reading “Introducing: Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre”