Birmingham paediatric cardiology study identifies key research priorities

Cardiology experts from Birmingham Health Partners have led the first national study into identifying research priorities for patients diagnosed with single-ventricle heart conditions. Single-ventricle heart conditions occur in about 2 to 3 in every 10,000 births, and typically children have to undergo three or more open heart surgeries before school age, culminating in the Fontan … Continue reading “Birmingham paediatric cardiology study identifies key research priorities”

MedTech Foundation arrives in Birmingham

Research and innovation in medical technology has moved up a gear thanks to the launch of the MedTech Foundation – a group aimed at bringing together students, trainees and early career researchers to drive the translation of bench research to clinical practice. The launch event was held at the Institute of Translational Medicine in January, … Continue reading “MedTech Foundation arrives in Birmingham”

Researchers granted £275k of funding to develop test for aggressive prostate cancer

Scientists from BHP founding member the University of Birmingham have received a grant worth more than £275,000 from Prostate Cancer UK, to develop a new test to accurately show how aggressive someone’s prostate cancer is. The ultimate aim of the project is to help doctors identify the best treatment for each individual man, improving outcomes … Continue reading “Researchers granted £275k of funding to develop test for aggressive prostate cancer”

Molecule discovery holds promise for gene therapies for psoriasis

Scientists at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham have discovered a protein that could hold the key to novel gene therapies for skin problems including psoriasis – a common, chronic skin disease that affects over 100 million people worldwide.  The protein is a fragment of a larger molecule, called JARID2, which was previously believed … Continue reading “Molecule discovery holds promise for gene therapies for psoriasis”

Premier League footballers participate in new ground-breaking concussion study

BHP researchers from the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) have launched a new study funded by The Drake Foundation to review and potentially enhance concussion diagnosis in football. This new study, supported by the Premier League Doctors Group, which is allowing access to players, is running throughout the 2018/19 … Continue reading “Premier League footballers participate in new ground-breaking concussion study”