“Millie” award win for research centre

The Scar Free Foundation has won one of The Sun’s prestigious Military Awards for pioneering research carried out in partnership with BHP founder members UoB and UHB, aiming to advance the rehabilitation and recovery of injured servicemen and women. Prime Minister Boris Johnson helped hand out the awards – affectionately dubbed the Millies – which … Continue reading ““Millie” award win for research centre”

Urgent improvements needed in care of paediatric appendicitis

Thousands of UK children undergo unnecessary appendix surgery each year in the NHS, according to a new study by BHP researchers. Surgery for appendicitis is the most common emergency operation in children. A new study has found that the UK has the highest reported national rate of ‘normal appendicectomy,’ where children undergo surgery for suspected … Continue reading “Urgent improvements needed in care of paediatric appendicitis”

Antigens developed to aid fightback against coronavirus

The Native Antigen Company, one of the world’s leading suppliers of reagents that enables research into vaccines and diagnostics for emerging and endemic infectious diseases, has announced the commercial introduction of its Novel Coronavirus antigens, derived from the emerging Wuhan strain. These recombinant proteins offer scientists high-quality reagents to support ongoing infectious disease research, and … Continue reading “Antigens developed to aid fightback against coronavirus”

Multi-£million fellowship for rheumatology researcher

Dr Adam Croft, a specialist in rheumatology working across BHP, has recently been awarded £2.5 million funding by the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research to develop his research into treatment-resistant rheumatoid arthritis. The award of a Rheumatology Research Senior Fellowship means Adam will be able to establish a research team in Birmingham to study the … Continue reading “Multi-£million fellowship for rheumatology researcher”

Migraine sufferers’ brains are “hyper-excitable”, study finds

Individuals who suffer from migraine headaches appear to have a hyper-excitable visual cortex, say researchers at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham, working with peers from the University of Lancaster. Migraines are characterised as debilitating and persistent headaches, often accompanied by an increased sensitivity to visual or other sensory stimuli. The exact causes of these … Continue reading “Migraine sufferers’ brains are “hyper-excitable”, study finds”