Study investigates new blood test which could help spot bowel cancer sooner

Could a blood test detect bowel cancer earlier than current methods? A leading researcher from BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham has been awarded £500,000 by Cancer Research UK to investigate. Professor Ian Tomlinson, director of the University’s  Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, has teamed up with colleagues in the UK and Denmark to … Continue reading “Study investigates new blood test which could help spot bowel cancer sooner”

Biomarkers identified to help diagnose heart condition

Researchers at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham have found two biomarkers that could be used to identify a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation in patients who have three ‘clinical risks’. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting around 1.6 million people in the UK. Those with atrial fibrillation may … Continue reading “Biomarkers identified to help diagnose heart condition”