Redesigned study restarts recruitment

A clinical trial that was significantly changed as a result of COVID-19 has now begun recruiting patients. The BenRex study is taking place across the country, including at BHP founder-member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. The study, which aims to measure the effectiveness of treating asthma with a drug called benralizumab, stopped recruiting patients … Continue reading “Redesigned study restarts recruitment”

One in seven patients missed cancer surgery during COVID lockdowns

One in seven cancer patients around the world have missed out on potentially life-saving operations during COVID-19 lockdowns, a new study reveals. Planned cancer surgery was affected by lockdowns regardless of the local COVID-19 rates at that time, with patients in lower income countries at highest risk of missing their surgery. While lockdowns have been … Continue reading “One in seven patients missed cancer surgery during COVID lockdowns”

Higher rates of DNA mutation alone are not to blame for age-related disease

Small mutations accumulating in DNA are unlikely to be fully responsible for the ageing process, finds a new study carried out in collaboration with BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham. The research into the theories of ageing found that human cells and tissues can accumulate many more mutations than are normally present, without the body … Continue reading “Higher rates of DNA mutation alone are not to blame for age-related disease”