Doing more with less: Sperm without a fully active tail move faster and more efficiently

Sperm cells moving their long tail to swim through the body in search of an egg is a familiar image, but a fully ‘powered’ tail may not be the key to success, according to a new cross-BHP study which could be crucial for improving the outcomes of assisted fertility treatments. Propulsion of sperm and how … Continue reading “Doing more with less: Sperm without a fully active tail move faster and more efficiently”

Regulation matters: major report launched by Birmingham Health Partners

Experts in regulatory science from Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) have called for a coherent and specific national strategy for regulatory science – including training, funding and cross-disciplinary working – in a new report launched today. The BHP Centre for Regulatory Science and Innovation was established in 2020 to support the development and delivery of novel … Continue reading “Regulation matters: major report launched by Birmingham Health Partners”

Clinician Engineer Hub launches free educational content

Now in its 2nd year, the Clinician Engineer Hub, an international network aimed at bridging the gap between medicine and engineering has launched a series of educational material in webinar form. The hub founders, Dr Neel Sharma (University of Birmingham) together with Dr Ali Yetisen (Imperial College London) and Dr Mads Bergholt (King’s College London), have developed educational … Continue reading “Clinician Engineer Hub launches free educational content”

Prestigious career achievement award for Birmingham professor

Melanie Calvert, Professor of Outcomes Methodology at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, has been awarded the prestigious Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust John Ware and Alvin Tarlov Career Achievement Prize in Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures. Only the second UK recipient of this award, Professor Calvert is Director of Birmingham Health Partners Centre for Regulatory … Continue reading “Prestigious career achievement award for Birmingham professor”

Introducing Birmingham Health Innovation Campus

Our upcoming capital development, due to open in 2022, will harness world-leading academic and clinical strengths to accelerate life sciences research, taking innovative new healthcare treatments and technologies from early development to real-life application.  The development – until now known as Birmingham Life Sciences Park – will provide cutting-edge innovation facilities, building on our nationally … Continue reading “Introducing Birmingham Health Innovation Campus”