Genome sequencing during pregnancy identifies developmental disorders

Research carried out in collaboration with BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has found that genetic testing improves the diagnoses of abnormalities in developing babies that are picked up during ultrasound scans. The research, published today in The Lancet, was carried out by the University’s Institute of Metabolism and Systems, Wellcome Sanger Institute, University of … Continue reading “Genome sequencing during pregnancy identifies developmental disorders”

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”

New guidelines aim to improve diagnosis and treatment for condition that can leave young women blind

Clinicians from founding member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) have led the production of the world’s first treatment guidelines for a rare condition that can leave young women blind and suffering daily painful headaches. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) mainly affects obese women in their 20s and 30s and incidences are on the rise, … Continue reading “New guidelines aim to improve diagnosis and treatment for condition that can leave young women blind”

Leading University of Birmingham endocrinologist wins prestigious award

Professor Wiebke Arlt, a leading scientist at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham,  has been named as one of just 13 endocrinologists from around the world to win a prestigious 2019 Endocrine Society USA Laureate Award. The awards are the top honour to be bestowed upon endocrinologists – the scientists and medical doctors who … Continue reading “Leading University of Birmingham endocrinologist wins prestigious award”

Blood cancer could be prevented before it develops

Researchers from the University of Birmingham and hospitals across the West Midlands have revealed how a common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma. They discovered that changes in the bone marrow needed for the cancer to grow have already taken hold in the preceding condition, raising the possibility that early medical intervention … Continue reading “Blood cancer could be prevented before it develops”