Battling ‘superbugs’: UK and India join forces

Experts at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham are joining forces with their counterparts in India to investigate the impact of antibiotic manufacturing on the spread of potentially fatal drug-resistant infections or ‘superbugs’. An estimated 58,000 babies die in India every year from superbug infections passed on from their mothers, while drug-resistant pathogens cause between … Continue reading “Battling ‘superbugs’: UK and India join forces”

Brain waves can predict future sensitivity to pain

Rhythms produced by the brain can reliably be used to predict how sensitive we are to pain, new research shows. Our brains constantly produce regular rhythmic patterns of activity, which can be compared to musical notes.  Scientists at the University of Birmingham in the UK, and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in the … Continue reading “Brain waves can predict future sensitivity to pain”

£10.8m investment kick-starts life sciences development in Birmingham

Birmingham Health Innovation Campus (BHIC) has been announced as one of eight ‘shovel ready’ projects in the West Midlands which will benefit from a combined £66 million of Government funding. BHIC will sit at the heart of a critical cluster of health excellence led by Birmingham Health Partners – a strategic alliance between the University … Continue reading “£10.8m investment kick-starts life sciences development in Birmingham”

New insight into causes of rheumatoid arthritis

The Rheumatology Research Group at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has established that a chemical messenger released by blood vessels instructs tissue cells to become aggressive and destroy joints, a classic symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which tissues of the joint become inflamed and swollen. Exactly why synovial … Continue reading “New insight into causes of rheumatoid arthritis”

Rethinking the role of health and life sciences as a regional driver of post-COVID recovery

Dr John Williams, Managing Director of Birmingham Health Partners and Michael Lewis, Professor of Life Science Innovation, discuss the role of health and life sciences as a regional driver of post-COVID recovery.  Two years ago, Professors Richard Jones and James Wilsdon published the wide ranging Biomedical Bubble report that asked whether a policy and funding landscape … Continue reading “Rethinking the role of health and life sciences as a regional driver of post-COVID recovery”