Introducing: Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre

Innovative, end-to-end clinical and academic partnership for the development of precision medicine Richard Fox, Strategic Business Engagement Partner, writes for BHP on our innovative end-to-end clinical and academic partnership – Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre.  In a highly competitive marketplace, with reducing returns from R&D and average costs of bringing a drug to market of $2bn, … Continue reading “Introducing: Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre”

Scientists link hormone production in baby wallabies to human genital development

Research led by the Universities of Birmingham and Manchester has made a connection between the way baby wallabies produce male hormones and how some human girls are born with genitalia that resemble those of a boy. The research, published in PNAS and supported by the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council, shows that an alternative … Continue reading “Scientists link hormone production in baby wallabies to human genital development”

Widely-available drug could reduce deaths from head injury

A low cost and widely available drug could reduce deaths in traumatic brain injury patients by as much as 20 per cent depending on the severity of injury, according to a major study carried out in collaboration with BHP member the University of Birmingham. The research, published in The Lancet, showed that tranexamic acid (TXA), … Continue reading “Widely-available drug could reduce deaths from head injury”

New insight into how we make and retrieve memories

Neuroscientists at BHP member the University of Birmingham have proved how different parts of the human brain work together to create and retrieve episodic memory. Models suggested that, during formation of a memory, information is routed from cortex to hippocampus – and when retrieving a memory, this information should flow in reverse. Birmingham researchers demonstrated … Continue reading “New insight into how we make and retrieve memories”

Birmingham researchers call for NHS to act on mental health patient feedback

Researchers from the University of Birmingham are today making a series of recommendations  for improving the way that NHS mental health trusts collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for mental health inpatients. As part of a collaborative study funded by NIHR, a team from the Universities of Birmingham, Warwick, Sheffield and Queen Mary University … Continue reading “Birmingham researchers call for NHS to act on mental health patient feedback”