AI and advanced imaging could diagnose childhood brain tumours without biopsy

A study led by Birmingham Health Partners member organisations has found that combining advanced imaging and artificial intelligence techniques can accurately classify the characteristics of common types of childhood brain tumours – paving the way for more rapid non-invasive diagnosis. Brain tumours in a particular part of the brain, called the posterior fossa, are the … Continue reading “AI and advanced imaging could diagnose childhood brain tumours without biopsy”

£2.2m research project aims to improve treatment and understanding of Long COVID

BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has launched a major new £2.2m government-funded research project to improve the treatment, causes and symptoms of Long COVID in non-hospitalised patients. The two-year project, funded through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), follows a UK-wide joint research call to fund ambitious and comprehensive Long COVID … Continue reading “£2.2m research project aims to improve treatment and understanding of Long COVID”

Advancing UK Regulatory Science Strategy in the Context of Global Regulation: a Stakeholder Survey

New study published in Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science today (17th February 2021) from the Birmingham Health Partners Centre for Regulatory Science and Innovation Background The UK’s transition from the European Union creates both an urgent need and key opportunity for the UK and its global collaborators to consider new approaches to the regulation of … Continue reading “Advancing UK Regulatory Science Strategy in the Context of Global Regulation: a Stakeholder Survey”

Funding boost to research multimorbidity in hospital patients

Scientists have been given almost £4m to improve understanding of multimorbidity in hospital patients. Research led by Newcastle University will focus on multiple long-term conditions in hospitalised patients and is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The four-year ADMISSION study aims to transform understanding of how different long-term … Continue reading “Funding boost to research multimorbidity in hospital patients”

Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds

New research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed for the first time the extent to which frailty increases the risk of mortality in COVID-19 patients. The clinical observational study, involving 5,711 patients with COVID-19 at 55 hospitals across 12 countries, found that very severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to … Continue reading “Severely frail individuals with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die, study finds”