We must prepare now to sustainably deliver a future COVID-19 vaccine

Professor Pawanexh Kohli of UoB writes for Birmingham Research Perspectives. “We can wish for the rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccine and hope it immunises people against this virus for life. Most importantly, we must plan an efficient delivery mechanism to ensure that the vaccine will be provided to everyone on Planet Earth.” Pawanexh Kohli, … Continue reading “We must prepare now to sustainably deliver a future COVID-19 vaccine”

UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Project launches with leadership from Birmingham

BHP clinicians have been instrumental in the rapid establishment of the UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Scheme – a clinician-led reporting project to enable tracking of cancer patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 across the United Kingdom. Mobilised and launched within 100 hours of conception, more than 80 cancer centres have expressed willingness to learn … Continue reading “UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Project launches with leadership from Birmingham”

Covid-19: risk factors for severe disease and death

This article was written for The BMJ by BHP’s Rachel E Jordan (Reader in Epidemiology and Primary Care), Peymané Adab (Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Public Health)  and KK Cheng (Professor of Public Health and Primary Care. It can be accessed in full via the BMJ website.  A long list is emerging from largely … Continue reading “Covid-19: risk factors for severe disease and death”

BHP mobilised in the fight against COVID-19

BHP – the long-standing alliance between the University of Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s – is pulling together on several fronts to fight the spread of COVID-19. Professor David Adams, Director of BHP, explained: “In these unprecedented times, the Birmingham Health Partners alliance has allowed us to adapt and work in … Continue reading “BHP mobilised in the fight against COVID-19”

Helping older adults to stay physically capable for longer

Drug therapies that help older adults maintain their skeletal muscle mass and physical function for longer could be a step closer after researchers at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham identified a key mechanism that drives the clearance of damaged mitochondria. A team in the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences are well-versed at investigating … Continue reading “Helping older adults to stay physically capable for longer”