Birmingham to lead ground-breaking research into patient experience of cell therapies

Birmingham health researchers, with industry partners including health technology companies Dignio and Datatrial, have been awarded £1.1 million by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)’s Innovate UK, to investigate patients’ experience of cell and gene therapies. The funding has been provided as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Medicines Manufacturing programme. Cell and gene therapies … Continue reading “Birmingham to lead ground-breaking research into patient experience of cell therapies”

Study discovers over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in the bacteria that inhabit the human gut

A study carried out in collaboration with BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has used an innovative approach to identify thousands of antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that inhabit the human gut. The human gut is home to trillions of microorganisms, mainly bacteria. Most of these are sensitive to antibiotics, but a significant … Continue reading “Study discovers over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in the bacteria that inhabit the human gut”

Birmingham to lead brain cancer study in memory of Tessa Jowell

Significant funding of up to £2.8m from The Brain Tumour Charity has been awarded to a Birmingham researcher for a major study named in memory of the late Baroness Jowell. The Tessa Jowell BRAIN-MATRIX trial is being co-ordinated by Professor Colin Watts (pictured) of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, part of the University of … Continue reading “Birmingham to lead brain cancer study in memory of Tessa Jowell”

Birmingham School of Dentistry in ground-breaking £6.1 million project to develop robot-assisted surgery

BHP founder member the University of Birmingham will be part of a £6.1 million research project aimed at finding new ways to use ultrasonic tools for complex robot-assisted surgery. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has granted the funding for the ‘Surgery enabled by ultrasonics’ project which will be led by the University … Continue reading “Birmingham School of Dentistry in ground-breaking £6.1 million project to develop robot-assisted surgery”

Expert warns over little room for complacency over fall in twin stillbirth rates

A leading expert in fetal medicine at the University of Birmingham has warned that there is ‘little room for complacency’ over a fall in twin stillbirth rates as the reason for this phenomenon are complex. In a paper published today (November 27th 2018) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Mark Kilby, Professor … Continue reading “Expert warns over little room for complacency over fall in twin stillbirth rates”