Behind the mask: Study shows COVID-19 exposure and viral carriage in health care workers

2.4% of asymptomatic health care workers at work in Birmingham were carriers of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and over a third of those individuals subsequently became unwell with symptoms of COVID-19, according to a new cross-sectional study by researchers at the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham – both BHP founder-members.  Led by immunology experts at … Continue reading “Behind the mask: Study shows COVID-19 exposure and viral carriage in health care workers”

Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre network awarded £9.5m further investment

The Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (ATTC) network – including a centre based at BHP – has been awarded a total of £9.5 million to fund an additional 12 months of the programme. £6.5 million has been granted from the Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and an additional £3 million from its … Continue reading “Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre network awarded £9.5m further investment”

Patients to benefit from new guidelines on AI in clinical trials

Patients could benefit from faster and more effective introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) innovations to diagnose and treat disease – thanks to the first international standards for reporting of clinical trials for AI. As evaluation of health interventions involving machine learning or other AI systems moves into clinical trials, an international group has developed guidelines … Continue reading “Patients to benefit from new guidelines on AI in clinical trials”

Funding boost for AI-based epilepsy monitoring

Neuronostics, a spinout formed to develop faster, more accurate diagnostic tools for epilepsy, has received funding to develop its BioEP platform – an AI-based system for enhanced diagnosis and treatment response monitoring. Led by Professor John Terry, co-founder of the company and Director of the Centre for Systems Modelling & Quantitative Biomedicine at BHP founder-member … Continue reading “Funding boost for AI-based epilepsy monitoring”

COVID-19: blueprint for vaccine delivery created

Scientists will work in Bangladesh to create a blueprint to help ensure that medics can get a COVID-19 vaccine to everyone who needs it across the Global South. Universal vaccine access is already a major challenge in low-income countries, due to the lack of robust refrigerated cooling networks especially to remote communities. Mass vaccination for … Continue reading “COVID-19: blueprint for vaccine delivery created”