Simple urine test could significantly improve adrenal cancer detection

Using a simple urine test alongside routine imaging for patients with adrenal masses could speed up adrenal cancer diagnosis, improving patients’ prognosis and reducing the need for invasive diagnostic procedures, a new multi-centre study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has found. Imaging procedures, such as CT and MRI scans, are used in clinical … Continue reading “Simple urine test could significantly improve adrenal cancer detection”

COVID-19 patients from deprived areas at higher risk of ICU admission

Black, Asian and minority ethic patients with COVID-19 are more likely to be admitted to hospital from regions with higher levels of air pollution, lower quality housing and overcrowded living conditions and are more likely to be admitted to intensive care, a new UK study has found. Led by Dr Marina Soltan at BHP founder-member … Continue reading “COVID-19 patients from deprived areas at higher risk of ICU admission”

New research into oxygen therapy for COVID-19 patients

Treating COVID-19 patients with oxygen therapy can be important because the disease is primarily a respiratory illness, and improvements in oxygen therapy lead to improved morbidity and mortality outcomes. A new research study has been launched by experts at University Hospitals Birmingham and University of Warwick – supported by the Health Foundation, UK – to … Continue reading “New research into oxygen therapy for COVID-19 patients”

Spinout company to take new family of biomedical 3D printing resins to market

The Universities of Birmingham and Warwick have created a new spinout company, 4D Medicine Ltd, to commercialise a new class of materials: liquid resins that can be printed into solid 3D scaffolds to help patients recover from major medical procedures more quickly. The company has secured a £197k grant from Innovate UK and pre-seed investment … Continue reading “Spinout company to take new family of biomedical 3D printing resins to market”

Pioneering coronavirus research at Birmingham Children’s Hospital

BHP founder-members Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the University of Birmingham have announced pioneering research into potential treatments for children with coronavirus symptoms. Pioneering research into potential treatments for children with coronavirus symptoms is underway thanks to support from Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. A new disease, known as PIMS-TS, has occurred in children previously infected with … Continue reading “Pioneering coronavirus research at Birmingham Children’s Hospital”