Midlands delivering nearly £100m of COVID19 research

A new report – Mobilising Research Excellence in the Midlands to Tackle COVID-19 – reveals that the Midlands has moved swiftly to apply its wealth of capability in its hospitals, universities and businesses to deliver £90m of research to support regional, national and global efforts to tackle the Coronavirus Pandemic. The report highlights that: Experts in … Continue reading “Midlands delivering nearly £100m of COVID19 research”

COVID19: mental health impact on frontline workers revealed

Hospital healthcare workers reported higher rates of clinically significant mental health symptoms following the initial COVID-19 pandemic peak in the UK, new research led by BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham has revealed. A study, published in BJPsych Open, found around a third of hospital healthcare workers reported clinically significant symptoms of anxiety (34.3%) and depression (31.2%), … Continue reading “COVID19: mental health impact on frontline workers revealed”

Attitudes to vaccines revealed in new Midlands study

A recent survey undertaken by Dr Anandadeep Mandal (Birmingham Business School) and Professor Paul Moss, Deputy Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences, hopes to influence government policy on vaccine hesitancy. It is believed to be the largest and first cross-sectional survey in the UK to examine the various factors influencing the uptake of a potential approved … Continue reading “Attitudes to vaccines revealed in new Midlands study”

Covid-19 genome sequencing project gets major upgrade

Supercomputing facilities set up to track the spread and evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic have received £1.2M in government funding to expand globally. The grant is part of a major £213M investment by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to upgrade the UK’s scientific infrastructure. The new funding will enable the CLIMB COVID-19 project, led by BHP founder-member … Continue reading “Covid-19 genome sequencing project gets major upgrade”

New COVID-19 test gives result in minutes

A new COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to less than five and delivers accurate results has been developed by researchers at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham. The researchers believe their method could deliver a test that is not only fast but also sufficiently sensitive. The test does not require … Continue reading “New COVID-19 test gives result in minutes”