Midland Universities unite in new consortium to improve public health

The Universities of Birmingham, Keele and Warwick have formed a consortium to become part of an NIHR-funded body working to improve public health through research. The consortium, called PHRESH, is now part of the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR), which has been awarded £25 million over five years from April 2022 as it … Continue reading “Midland Universities unite in new consortium to improve public health”

Scientists discover new pathway that prevents bowel cancer treatment from working

Leading scientists at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham have discovered a previously unknown pathway that prevents specific drugs from working in patients with bowel cancer. The research findings pave the way for increasing the number of bowel cancer patients who can be successfully treated, say the scientists. Bowel cancer, also called colorectal cancer, affects … Continue reading “Scientists discover new pathway that prevents bowel cancer treatment from working”

University of Birmingham scientists in new COVID-19 study

Researchers at BHP founding member the University of Birmingham are part of a new study seeking to understand why some people become infected with COVID-19 after vaccination or prior infection while others do not. The new UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)-led SARS-COV2 immunity and reinfection evaluation (SIREN) study has been launched by Public Health England … Continue reading “University of Birmingham scientists in new COVID-19 study”

High-profile appointee to lead Birmingham’s Precision Health Technologies Accelerator

The University of Birmingham has announced the appointment of an experienced academic and industrial pharmaceutical professional to the position of Managing Director of its new Precision Health Technologies Accelerator (PHTA). Professor Luigi ‘Gino’ Martini joins PHTA Ltd – a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University that will operate the new facility – from the Royal Pharmaceutical … Continue reading “High-profile appointee to lead Birmingham’s Precision Health Technologies Accelerator”

New spinout Empower Therapeutics sets its sights on reducing pain ‘chronification’

BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, working with the University of Maryland, Baltimore has created a new spinout, Empower Therapeutics, to commercialise a simple, reliable electroencephalography (EEG)-based biomarker for pain sensitivity. The biomarker was validated in a third research study published last year, which demonstrated that measurement of the brain’s peak alpha frequency, taken when … Continue reading “New spinout Empower Therapeutics sets its sights on reducing pain ‘chronification’”