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Prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering fellowship for Birmingham researcher

Biomaterials researcher Dr Naa Dei Nikoi, from the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, has won a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship, to advance work on a novel method of drug delivery for diseases that can cause loss of vision, with the aim of forming a spinout company. The application for the £60,000 Fellowship … Continue reading “Prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering fellowship for Birmingham researcher”

Prolonged breath-holding could help treatment of cardiac arrhythmias

A technique that enables patients suffering from heart conditions to hold their breath safely for more than five minutes could have potential as part of a new treatment for cardiac arrhythmias, say researchers at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham. In a new study, published in Frontiers in Physiology, researchers initially proposed the technique as a … Continue reading “Prolonged breath-holding could help treatment of cardiac arrhythmias”

Linking clinicians and mathematicians

Professor John Terry has joined  BHP founder member the University of Birmingham from the University of Exeter, leading the new Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine as an Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow. With a background in applied mathematics, Professor Terry’s interdisciplinary research looks to develop mathematical and computational tools to understand clinical data. Find out … Continue reading “Linking clinicians and mathematicians”

Probiotic drink could help combat antibiotic resistance

A probiotic drink could become a promising new weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria, after a team of Birmingham scientists engineered and patented a key genetic element that can tackle the genetic basis of resistance. The team is now seeking funding for a clinical trial for the drink which has potential to work … Continue reading “Probiotic drink could help combat antibiotic resistance”

Welcoming our new Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health

Shakila Thangaratinam, Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health, has recently joined the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, bringing with her a wealth of expertise in women’s and perinatal health. Here’s her interview with the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham… Where was your previous job? My … Continue reading “Welcoming our new Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health”