New research network to investigate rare and complex paediatric syndromes

New and improved ways of supporting children with rare and complex syndromes are to be investigated by pioneering collaborative research network ‘Cerebra’ – a unique academic team that truly integrates knowledge, expertise and resources across universities in the Midlands and Surrey. Cerebra Network Co-Director Dr Jo Moss (University of Surrey) said: “The Network is a … Continue reading “New research network to investigate rare and complex paediatric syndromes”

World-first COVID-19 vaccine booster study launches in the West Midlands

Volunteers from the West Midlands will soon be able to receive a third ‘booster’ COVID-19 vaccine through a new clinical trial launching this week, the Health Secretary has announced. The Cov-Boost study, backed by £19.3 million of government funding through the Vaccines Taskforce, will be run at BHP founder-member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust … Continue reading “World-first COVID-19 vaccine booster study launches in the West Midlands”

Harnessing the power of mental health data science

Data Science is becoming one of the key factors driving healthcare with significant investment in this area. Whether it is through the use of health informatics of routinely collected health data, large scale web/ app-based participation in research or through the use of multiple cohort research studies, data science is seen as an important way … Continue reading “Harnessing the power of mental health data science”

Clinical trials: Bringing industry and academia together

Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre Industry Trials Hub aims to change the relationship between BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham and its industry partners, working much more closely to develop accelerated clinical trials. Professor Pam Kearns, Director of the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials at the University, explains how this new approach will streamline trials; enable … Continue reading “Clinical trials: Bringing industry and academia together”

New imaging technique could lead to better bio-implants for patients

Scientists at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham have developed a new microscopic imaging approach to take a closer look at 3D-printing for developing future patient implants, as well as improved disease modelling and drug screening. Additive manufacturing (3D printing) platforms create bioprinted structures by moving a special bioink, containing cells, biomolecules and materials, through … Continue reading “New imaging technique could lead to better bio-implants for patients”