Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat

Experts from BHP founding member the University of Birmingham have joined medical professionals in India to set up an innovative research centre that will help to improve care for surgical patients. Among the first studies to be launched is a surgical trial looking at interventions to reduce the often devastating impact of post-surgical infection (FALCON); as well as a study to evaluate access to healthcare for patients requiring surgery. A team from the National Institute … Continue reading “Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat”

Birmingham academics named among the most eminent scientists in the UK

Two leading scientists from BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, have been named among the most eminent scientists and technologists in the UK and the Commonwealth. Professor Gurdyal Besra, Bardrick Professor of Microbial Physiology and Chemistry in the School of Biosciences and Professor Ian Tomlinson, Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences have both been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society. One of the highest accolades a scientist can achieve, Professor … Continue reading “Birmingham academics named among the most eminent scientists in the UK”

Haemophilia patients keen to help researchers

A clinical researcher’s dream is to have a database of patients willing and ready to take part in research and trials, and it could be said that this is exactly what haemophilia research nurse, Elizabeth Dwenger, has built. Elizabeth, originally from Georgia in the USA, trained in the UK and for many years was a specialist cardiac research nurse, before making the move across to haemophilia last year. At that point no haemophilia research was … Continue reading “Haemophilia patients keen to help researchers”

Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out

A new rehabilitation programme which helps heart failure patients achieve better quality of life from the comfort of their own homes will now be rolled out at four NHS centres across the UK. Research has found that the Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) programme, developed by a collaboration led by the University of Exeter and the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS trust, significantly improved quality of life. Rehabilitation is also linked to better health outcomes … Continue reading “Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out”

Research Showcase 2019: innovation from head to toe

The latest health breakthroughs will be on display next month at the annual Birmingham Health Partners Research Showcase, to be held in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham’s (QEHB) atrium. Exciting developments in the last year include the opening of a world-leading conflict wound centre, which is aiming to prevent all scars within a generation; a trial that has cured a UHB patient with a rare condition; and other advances in cancer treatment, concussion diagnosis, and … Continue reading “Research Showcase 2019: innovation from head to toe”