What if we could heal our bodies by remote control?

The future of medical treatment could include using stem cells that are injected into the body, steered to a specific location, and then remotely activated. Once adopted into the clinic, the technique could enable new treatments for broken bones, or diseases such as Parkinson’s or osteoarthritis – or even to stimulate the body’s immune response … Continue reading “What if we could heal our bodies by remote control?”

Highlighting healthcare innovation in the West Midlands

Representatives from NHS England and NHS Improvement attended a two-day event, hosted by BHP member the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), at iCentrum Birmingham Innovation Campus, on 27 and 28 June. The aim of the event was to showcase how the WMAHSN is transforming health and social care through innovation – supporting health … Continue reading “Highlighting healthcare innovation in the West Midlands”

The BHP Starter Fellowship – Pip’s story

Pip Nicholson is a clinical lecturer in haematology at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham, and completed his BHP Starter Fellowship between 2015 and 2016. His research is currently focused on translating tyrosine kinase inhibitors to be used as anti-platelet drugs, and investigating the mechanisms of vaccine-induced thrombocytopaenia with thrombosis. He holds research grants from … Continue reading “The BHP Starter Fellowship – Pip’s story”

The BHP Starter Fellowship – Shaun’s story

Shaun Thein is a Clinical Research Fellow in Respiratory Medicine at the University of Birmingham, and undertook his BHP Starter Fellowship between November 2020 and November 2021. He’s currently in the second year of an internally-funded PhD, investigating neutrophil dysfunction in COVID-19 patients, as well as undertaking a PGDip in Medical Education. He took some … Continue reading “The BHP Starter Fellowship – Shaun’s story”

BHP welcomes new Professor of Regenerative Medicine

Professor Ivan Wall has been appointed as Professor of Regenerative Medicine with the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham. Professor Wall joins us from Aston University and has a well-established relationship with the University of Birmingham as the Lead for the Centre for Advanced Therapies Manufacturing Training. His research group … Continue reading “BHP welcomes new Professor of Regenerative Medicine”