Charitable gift to help revolutionise surgical care for children with cancer

Young oncology patients at BHP members Birmingham Children’s Hospital will be able to benefit from a revolutionary type of augmented reality surgery, thanks to a gift from The Azaylia Foundation. In August, BCH was honoured to accept a cheque for £20,000 from The Azaylia Foundation, becoming the new foundation’s first recipients. This generous gift will … Continue reading “Charitable gift to help revolutionise surgical care for children with cancer”

New drug treatment regimen shows promise for patients with lupus

The results of a randomised controlled trial, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, found that a new drug treatment regimen – using belimumab soon after rituximab – reduced a disease-related autoantibody and severe disease flares in lupus patients. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a long-term autoimmune condition, causing a variety of problems including joint … Continue reading “New drug treatment regimen shows promise for patients with lupus”

Research shows mass production can make customised PPE

Research published today has demonstrated the feasibility of mass producing customised respiratory protection for healthcare workers with a comfortable close-fitting seal, that is suitable for nearly 90% of face shapes and sizes. Providing adequate filtering PPE for frontline healthcare workers has been a major challenge since the start of the pandemic, and the key issue … Continue reading “Research shows mass production can make customised PPE”

Contraceptive pill can reduce type 2 diabetes risk in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

A study led by BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham has revealed for the first time that the contraceptive pill can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by over a quarter in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The research findings also show that women with PCOS have twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes … Continue reading “Contraceptive pill can reduce type 2 diabetes risk in women with polycystic ovary syndrome”

Specific cell population plays key role in effect of arthritis and people’s pain

Research led by scientists at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham has identified a new specific population of cells that plays a key role in the affect arthritis has on the body and the subsequent pain felt by patients. The research team, led by scientists from the University ’s Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, conducted … Continue reading “Specific cell population plays key role in effect of arthritis and people’s pain”