New programme to train future mental health and neuroscience professionals

Future healthcare professionals working in mental health and neurosciences will be trained at a new Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) thanks to a multi-million award from Wellcome. Led by the University of Nottingham, the new DTP is a collaboration between the Universities of Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham and Warwick. Wellcome has awarded over £7.24 million to the University of … Continue reading “New programme to train future mental health and neuroscience professionals”

Living with Long Covid: when your normal becomes everyone’s ‘new normal’

Written exclusively for BHP by Rebecca Riley, Administrative Director of City-REDI, this piece reflects on the journey of someone who, already living with a complex and debilitating rare disease, is now experiencing Long Covid. As researchers’ understanding of SARS-CoV-2 continues to evolve, can we learn lessons from other prolonged disorders as we seek to understand … Continue reading “Living with Long Covid: when your normal becomes everyone’s ‘new normal’”

Birmingham to commercialise anti-viral nasal spray against COVID-19

Birmingham Biotech Ltd, an innovator in diagnostic tests, protective nasal sprays and mobile medical facilities, and BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham have signed a licensing agreement to commercialise a novel anti-viral nasal spray that protects against COVID-19. COVID-19 is both contracted and transmitted by inhalation of droplets or aerosols containing the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and … Continue reading “Birmingham to commercialise anti-viral nasal spray against COVID-19”

Non-invasive ventilation for COVID-19 patients isn’t linked to heightened infection risk

New research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has found that the use of non-invasive breathing support to treat patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 in hospitals isn’t linked to a heightened risk of transmitting infection to others as had previously been thought. The use of non-invasive breathing support, called continuous positive … Continue reading “Non-invasive ventilation for COVID-19 patients isn’t linked to heightened infection risk”

Birmingham academic wins Midlands Women in Tech Award

Professor Alicia El Haj, Interdisciplinary Chair of Cell Engineering at the University of Birmingham’s School of Chemical Engineering has won a Midlands Women in Tech Award. Professor El Haj is a leading figure working within the field of healthcare technologies. She has been making signification contributions with her work on bioengineering and regenerative medicine, focusing on … Continue reading “Birmingham academic wins Midlands Women in Tech Award”