More die post-surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined

Worldwide, 4.2 million deaths occur each year within 30 days of surgery – with half of these occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a new study reveals. There is also a significant unmet need for surgery in LMICs and researchers believe that if operations were provided for all patients who need them, the number … Continue reading “More die post-surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined”

MedTech Foundation arrives in Birmingham

Research and innovation in medical technology has moved up a gear thanks to the launch of the MedTech Foundation – a group aimed at bringing together students, trainees and early career researchers to drive the translation of bench research to clinical practice. The launch event was held at the Institute of Translational Medicine in January, … Continue reading “MedTech Foundation arrives in Birmingham”

Premier League footballers participate in new ground-breaking concussion study

BHP researchers from the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) have launched a new study funded by The Drake Foundation to review and potentially enhance concussion diagnosis in football. This new study, supported by the Premier League Doctors Group, which is allowing access to players, is running throughout the 2018/19 … Continue reading “Premier League footballers participate in new ground-breaking concussion study”

Top award for translational biomedical researcher

A BHP clinician scientist and hepatologist Dr Ye Htun Oo has been awarded £1.7 million to fund translational biomedical research into autoimmune liver diseases. The Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research is a single grant of up to £1.7 million awarded by the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust. The Trust’s main objective is to fund translational research … Continue reading “Top award for translational biomedical researcher”

Funding awarded for innovative ostomy product range

Ostique Ltd, working with the ERDF-funded Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC), NIHR Trauma Management MedTec Co-operative (Trauma MIC), Bowel & Cancer Research (BCR) and Cambridge Design Partnership, the technology and product design firm, has been awarded £320,000 in funding by Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency. The funding will support the development of … Continue reading “Funding awarded for innovative ostomy product range”