Triple-drug combo could prove key weapon in fight against cancer

Combining three existing drugs – a commonly-used anti-epileptic, a contraceptive steroid and a cholesterol-lowering agent – could form an effective and non-toxic treatment for a range of aggressive blood cancers, a new study reveals. The discovery by University of Birmingham scientists has led to a £1 million funding award from Blood Cancer UK to run … Continue reading “Triple-drug combo could prove key weapon in fight against cancer”

Birmingham welcomes new Turing Fellows

BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham has welcomed 38 new Turing Fellows, appointed by the Alan Turing Institute as part of its 2021/22 cohort. The 400 fellows announced by the Alan Turing Institute are drawn from across its 13 partner universities and are established scholars with proven research excellence in data science, artificial intelligence, or … Continue reading “Birmingham welcomes new Turing Fellows”

Artificial Intelligence project aims to improve diversity and equality in AI systems

A new project has been launched across BHP members, aiming to address racial and ethical health inequalities using artificial intelligence (AI). STANDING Together, being led by BHP founding member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), aims to develop standards for datasets that AI systems use, to ensure they are diverse, inclusive and work across … Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence project aims to improve diversity and equality in AI systems”

Birmingham research to boost astronaut health for future space missions

BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham is launching two new major studies funded by the UK Space Agency aimed at solving the health challenges faced by astronauts during long missions. The research will use the low gravity (microgravity) environment of the International Space Station, and other facilities that provide similar conditions to space, and could … Continue reading “Birmingham research to boost astronaut health for future space missions”

Milestone moment for the region’s life science sector as construction on No. 1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus gets underway

Construction of No.1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus (BHIC) in Selly Oak is underway, marking a major milestone for the region’s rapidly growing life sciences sector. The development of No.1 BHIC forms the first phase of a ten year masterplan for the Campus being developed by Bruntwood SciTech in partnership with BHP founding member the University … Continue reading “Milestone moment for the region’s life science sector as construction on No. 1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus gets underway”