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Babies’ gut bacteria affected by delivery method

Babies born vaginally have different gut bacteria – their microbiome – than those delivered by Caesarean, research has shown. Scientists from the University of Birmingham (a BHP founder member), Wellcome Sanger Institute, UCL, and their collaborators discovered that whereas vaginally born babies got most of their gut bacteria from their mother, babies born via caesarean … Continue reading “Babies’ gut bacteria affected by delivery method”

New collaboration will tackle Birmingham’s biggest health challenges

A new collaboration to tackle the biggest health challenges faced by the West Midlands’ six million residents will use real-time clinical trials and health data to speed up research and improve cancer care, maternity services, child health, obesity, and dementia. Birmingham Health Partners  will team up with the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) … Continue reading “New collaboration will tackle Birmingham’s biggest health challenges”

Introducing INSIGHT – Health Data Research Hub for Eye Health

INSIGHT is focused on eye disease and its application to wider health, including diabetes and dementia. It will use anonymised large-scale data and advanced analytics, including artificial intelligence, to develop new insights in disease detection, diagnosis, treatments and personalised healthcare. There is an increasing demand for ‘big data’ to enable innovation in health technologies and … Continue reading “Introducing INSIGHT – Health Data Research Hub for Eye Health”

Introducing PIONEER – Health Data Research Hub for Acute Care

By integrating information about how acutely unwell people access and use health services – such as from community health, the ambulance service and hospitals, PIONEER will allow innovative healthcare companies to develop, test and deliver advances in clinical care. Acute care is a catastrophic NHS burden, complex in scope but rich in innovation opportunities. Each … Continue reading “Introducing PIONEER – Health Data Research Hub for Acute Care”

Pioneering data research centres to enable cutting-edge research and innovation to benefit UK patients

Seven new data hubs will be rolled out across the UK to speed up research for new medicines, treatments, and technologies that support quicker diagnoses and save lives Two of the seven will be led by Birmingham researchers working with national partners to connect and analyse data safely and securely Patients and the public will … Continue reading “Pioneering data research centres to enable cutting-edge research and innovation to benefit UK patients”