Birmingham research to boost astronaut health for future space missions

BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham is launching two new major studies funded by the UK Space Agency aimed at solving the health challenges faced by astronauts during long missions. The research will use the low gravity (microgravity) environment of the International Space Station, and other facilities that provide similar conditions to space, and could … Continue reading “Birmingham research to boost astronaut health for future space missions”

Milestone moment for the region’s life science sector as construction on No. 1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus gets underway

Construction of No.1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus (BHIC) in Selly Oak is underway, marking a major milestone for the region’s rapidly growing life sciences sector. The development of No.1 BHIC forms the first phase of a ten year masterplan for the Campus being developed by Bruntwood SciTech in partnership with BHP founding member the University … Continue reading “Milestone moment for the region’s life science sector as construction on No. 1 Birmingham Health Innovation Campus gets underway”

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”

Industry Trials Hub Team Lead

Job summary The role of the Industry Trials Hub Team Lead is to establish and lead a new programme of clinical trials focussed on industry collaborations and support the infrastructure and governance arrangements to enable delivery of clinical trial datasets compliant with EMA and FDA regulatory standards for licensing submissions. This new post will lead … Continue reading “Industry Trials Hub Team Lead”

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”