Linking clinicians and mathematicians

Professor John Terry has joined  BHP founder member the University of Birmingham from the University of Exeter, leading the new Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine as an Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow. With a background in applied mathematics, Professor Terry’s interdisciplinary research looks to develop mathematical and computational tools to understand clinical data. Find out … Continue reading “Linking clinicians and mathematicians”

Probiotic drink could help combat antibiotic resistance

A probiotic drink could become a promising new weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria, after a team of Birmingham scientists engineered and patented a key genetic element that can tackle the genetic basis of resistance. The team is now seeking funding for a clinical trial for the drink which has potential to work … Continue reading “Probiotic drink could help combat antibiotic resistance”

Welcoming our new Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health

Shakila Thangaratinam, Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health, has recently joined the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, bringing with her a wealth of expertise in women’s and perinatal health. Here’s her interview with the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham… Where was your previous job? My … Continue reading “Welcoming our new Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health”

Improving the quality of anaemia diagnosis

Ambulatory care specialists at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham, with support from Vifor Pharma UK Limited (VPUK), are working to develop and implement a population based anaemia diagnosis and treatment decision support service for routine healthcare delivery. Anaemia is one of the most common laboratory abnormalities in both community and hospital settings. It is … Continue reading “Improving the quality of anaemia diagnosis”

Complex innovative trials: getting medicines to patients faster

Complex Innovative Design (CID) trials could be transformed for the better, following the publication of recommendations in the British Journal of Cancer. The authors believe, if implemented, the 10 recommendations they’ve developed for CID trials could ultimately reduce the time it takes to get innovative treatments to patients with cancer. They are now calling on … Continue reading “Complex innovative trials: getting medicines to patients faster”