Use lessons from COVID-19 to revitalise post-pandemic clinical research environment, says ABPI

The negative impact of the pandemic on the nation’s clinical research environment can be transformed across every part of the UK if we adopt the innovative approaches taken to tackling COVID-19. The key to unlocking the benefits of clinical research for all patients is properly resourcing and embedding a culture of research into an NHS … Continue reading “Use lessons from COVID-19 to revitalise post-pandemic clinical research environment, says ABPI”

Genetic diagnosis leads the way in childhood eye cancer treatment

Experts from BHP member Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust have transformed the treatment of children’s eye cancer with pioneering new research. Dr Trevor Cole and Dr Amy Gerrish are the first in the country to develop a treatment called Cell-free DNA for the care of retinoblastoma – a rare type of cancer which typically develops in early childhood … Continue reading “Genetic diagnosis leads the way in childhood eye cancer treatment”

University of Birmingham launches new data sciences institute

A new institute that will drive forward the use of big data and artificial intelligence in addressing major global challenges has been launched at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham. The Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Science and Artificial Intelligence draws together expertise from across the University, harnessing the power of data science to speed up scientific discovery, … Continue reading “University of Birmingham launches new data sciences institute”

Midland Universities unite in new consortium to improve public health

The Universities of Birmingham, Keele and Warwick have formed a consortium to become part of an NIHR-funded body working to improve public health through research. The consortium, called PHRESH, is now part of the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR), which has been awarded £25 million over five years from April 2022 as it … Continue reading “Midland Universities unite in new consortium to improve public health”

Scientists discover new pathway that prevents bowel cancer treatment from working

Leading scientists at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham have discovered a previously unknown pathway that prevents specific drugs from working in patients with bowel cancer. The research findings pave the way for increasing the number of bowel cancer patients who can be successfully treated, say the scientists. Bowel cancer, also called colorectal cancer, affects … Continue reading “Scientists discover new pathway that prevents bowel cancer treatment from working”