New blood cancer gene defect can be treated with existing drugs

A defective gene normally found in blood cancers could be treated with drugs already available for cancers with similar gene defects, scientists at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham and Queen’s University Belfast have revealed. The research team, funded mainly by Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council, found that tumours with mutations in the SF3B1 … Continue reading “New blood cancer gene defect can be treated with existing drugs”

Condition that can cause type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure much more prevalent than previously thought

Scientists at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham are calling for changes to healthcare policy following research which has shown – for the first time – the scale of the impact of a condition associated with benign tumours that can lead to type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Up to 10% of adults have … Continue reading “Condition that can cause type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure much more prevalent than previously thought”

New Year Honours for Birmingham Professors

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Professor of GP Education has been awarded a Damehood in the 2022 New Year Honours, while Iain Chapple, Professor of Periodontology and former Head of the School of Dentistry has been awarded an MBE A part-time GP partner at a large group practice … Continue reading “New Year Honours for Birmingham Professors”

Diabetes: Birmingham launches five new research studies

BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham has announced the launch of five new major studies aimed at improving the prevention, treatment and management of type 1 diabetes – with a particular focus on children and young adults. The new studies include: The ELSA Study: Led by Professor Parth Narendran, the ELSA Study (EarLy Surveillance for Autoimmune … Continue reading “Diabetes: Birmingham launches five new research studies”

New clinical trial aims to improve heart protection during surgery in children

A new clinical trial being led by BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham and funded by the British Heart Foundation could help improve the recovery of children who undergo life-saving heart surgery. The £570,000 study will compare two ways of protecting the heart when children require open heart surgery to repair congenital heart defects, to … Continue reading “New clinical trial aims to improve heart protection during surgery in children”