Anti-cancer treatments don’t affect COVID-19 mortality, finds Birmingham & Oxford

A new study led by BHP founder member the University of Birmingham and the University of Oxford has found the mortality rate in cancer patients who are assessed or treated in hospital with COVID-19 is not significantly affected by chemotherapy or other anti-cancer treatments. Published in The Lancet, the study was devised by steering committee of the UK … Continue reading “Anti-cancer treatments don’t affect COVID-19 mortality, finds Birmingham & Oxford”

Sugars – key to an earlier, more accurate test for prostate cancer?

A new type of test that uses complex sugars to detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy is being developed by researchers at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham. The test works by identifying sugars, known as glycans, in blood. These sugars are attached to protein molecules called PSA and are known to … Continue reading “Sugars – key to an earlier, more accurate test for prostate cancer?”

Quantum technology can improve epilepsy surgery

A new project to harness quantum technology to enable better planning for patients undergoing epilepsy surgery has been funded by the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing. The Hub, which is led by BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, has awarded £300,000 to the project via its Partnership Resource Fund (PRF). Researchers at the … Continue reading “Quantum technology can improve epilepsy surgery”

COVID-19 research briefing 26/05/2020 – viral biology and drug mechanisms

Researchers from across BHP are collaborating to analyse and summarise the latest COVID-19 literature to help inform clinical colleagues, and today’s update shows the current viral biology pathway and the points at which current UHB clinical trials and drugs are aiming to intervene. The infographic can be downloaded as a PDF here: COVID-10 Drug Mechanisms … Continue reading “COVID-19 research briefing 26/05/2020 – viral biology and drug mechanisms”

COVID-19 safe haven: Solihull Hospital first in line to restore services

As part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust’s Phase 2 COVID-19 response, plans are progressing at pace to turn Solihull Hospital into a site clear of COVID-19. This will enable as many local patients, as is safe and practical, to undergo surgery and procedures that have been ‘paused’ during the initial response to the pandemic. Since Friday 8 May 2020, … Continue reading “COVID-19 safe haven: Solihull Hospital first in line to restore services”