Prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering fellowship for Birmingham researcher

Biomaterials researcher Dr Naa Dei Nikoi, from the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, has won a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship, to advance work on a novel method of drug delivery for diseases that can cause loss of vision, with the aim of forming a spinout company. The application for the £60,000 Fellowship … Continue reading “Prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering fellowship for Birmingham researcher”

Prolonged breath-holding could help treatment of cardiac arrhythmias

A technique that enables patients suffering from heart conditions to hold their breath safely for more than five minutes could have potential as part of a new treatment for cardiac arrhythmias, say researchers at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham. In a new study, published in Frontiers in Physiology, researchers initially proposed the technique as a … Continue reading “Prolonged breath-holding could help treatment of cardiac arrhythmias”

Probiotic drink could help combat antibiotic resistance

A probiotic drink could become a promising new weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria, after a team of Birmingham scientists engineered and patented a key genetic element that can tackle the genetic basis of resistance. The team is now seeking funding for a clinical trial for the drink which has potential to work … Continue reading “Probiotic drink could help combat antibiotic resistance”

Improving the quality of anaemia diagnosis

Ambulatory care specialists at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham, with support from Vifor Pharma UK Limited (VPUK), are working to develop and implement a population based anaemia diagnosis and treatment decision support service for routine healthcare delivery. Anaemia is one of the most common laboratory abnormalities in both community and hospital settings. It is … Continue reading “Improving the quality of anaemia diagnosis”

Complex innovative trials: getting medicines to patients faster

Complex Innovative Design (CID) trials could be transformed for the better, following the publication of recommendations in the British Journal of Cancer. The authors believe, if implemented, the 10 recommendations they’ve developed for CID trials could ultimately reduce the time it takes to get innovative treatments to patients with cancer. They are now calling on … Continue reading “Complex innovative trials: getting medicines to patients faster”