University of Birmingham scientists in new COVID-19 study

Researchers at BHP founding member the University of Birmingham are part of a new study seeking to understand why some people become infected with COVID-19 after vaccination or prior infection while others do not. The new UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)-led SARS-COV2 immunity and reinfection evaluation (SIREN) study has been launched by Public Health England … Continue reading “University of Birmingham scientists in new COVID-19 study”

Can a third Covid-19 vaccination protect people with weakened immune systems?

A new clinical trial led by the Universities of Birmingham and Glasgow has launched in the UK to determine whether a third dose of vaccine will improve the immune response for people who have weakened immune systems. The study, OCTAVE DUO, will offer people who are immunosuppressed or immunocompromised a Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax vaccine … Continue reading “Can a third Covid-19 vaccination protect people with weakened immune systems?”

Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record

A study led by experts at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham has been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the world’s largest scientific collaboration – involving over 140,000 patients in 116 countries. The record for ‘Most authors on a single peer-reviewed academic paper’ is now held by the Universities of Birmingham and Edinburgh after … Continue reading “Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record”

Research explores impact on informal, home-based Covid-19 carers

Informal carers in the Midlands who looked after people that died from a terminal illness at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are being asked to take part in a research project funded by Marie Curie and led by BHP founder member the University of Birmingham. Marie Curie, which supports over 1,300 patients in the West … Continue reading “Research explores impact on informal, home-based Covid-19 carers”

COVID-19 vaccine study for pregnant women launches in the West Midlands

A new clinical study, investigating the best gap between first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses for pregnant women, is now open to recruitment. The Preg-CoV study, supported by the National Institute for Health Research, will recruit patients at Trusts across the country, including BHP founder-member University Hospitals Birmingham. Led by St George’s, University of London, … Continue reading “COVID-19 vaccine study for pregnant women launches in the West Midlands”