‘Chemical gardens’ can help grow bone substitute

A new way of making bone-replacement materials that allows for cells to grow around and inside them has been developed by researchers at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham. The team adopted a novel approach called chemobrionics, in which chemical components are controllably driven to react together in specific ways, enabling the self-assembly of … Continue reading “‘Chemical gardens’ can help grow bone substitute”

Research Nurse Colin Bergin: a day in the life

Marking the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, 2020 has been named the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’ by the World Health Organization (WHO). While many of us will think of a hospital ward-based caregiver when asked to picture a nurse, they actually undertake a much wider variety of roles than you may know. … Continue reading “Research Nurse Colin Bergin: a day in the life”

#NoFGM Day – an increasingly important healthcare challenge in the UK

Today (February 6th) is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This story – by Dr Laura Jones, Dr Benjamin Costello, Dr Emma Danks and Fiona Cross-Sudworth (Institute of Applied Health Research) – originally appeared within the Birmingham Brief.  Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitals are … Continue reading “#NoFGM Day – an increasingly important healthcare challenge in the UK”

£1.4m CRUK fellowship for Birmingham liver researcher

Dr Shishir Shetty, a clinician scientist in the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy and Honorary Consultant Hepatologist, has been awarded a £1.4 million Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship from Cancer Research UK to further his research into liver cancer. The five-year fellowship supports clinician scientists to further their skills in their specific area of research, developing … Continue reading “£1.4m CRUK fellowship for Birmingham liver researcher”

First phase of online health data tool goes live

NHS Global Digital Exemplar and BHP founder-member University Hospitals Birmingham is now part of Health Data Research UK’s Innovation Gateway – an innovative portal that provides researchers with information from more than 400 UK health data sets. The Gateway has been created to enable access to data to help better understand diseases and discover new … Continue reading “First phase of online health data tool goes live”