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Unique partnership to improve Birmingham’s youth mental health

A unique city partnership to improve the mental health and future potential of children living in Birmingham has been announced during Anti-Bullying Week 2019 (Monday 11 to Friday 15 November). Three of the region’s most prestigious organisations, BHP founder members University of Birmingham and Birmingham Children’s Hospital plus HSBC UK have joined forces to take … Continue reading “Unique partnership to improve Birmingham’s youth mental health”

Statins could protect older patients from severe pneumonia

Statins could be used to treat older patients suffering from a severe type of pneumonia, researchers at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham have found. A clinical trial, led by the University’s Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, aimed to find out whether giving a high dose of a statin called simvastatin over a short … Continue reading “Statins could protect older patients from severe pneumonia”

Spin-out secures major investment for diagnostic technology

Linear Diagnostics Limited (LDL), a spin-out from BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, has secured £2m of investment from MEIF and other investors to develop new platform technology for medical diagnostic testing. Following extensive research, LDL is to create a platform that is able to provide multiple diagnoses in a Point of Care environment. … Continue reading “Spin-out secures major investment for diagnostic technology”

Birmingham experts join Indian medics to tackle surgical infection threat

Experts from BHP founder member the University of Birmingham have joined medical professionals in India to lead work in improving care for surgical patients. Professor Dion Morton led the team of Birmingham academics hosting a key workshop in Delhi attended by representatives from the British High Commission, Indian Council of Medical Research, Union Health Ministry, Government … Continue reading “Birmingham experts join Indian medics to tackle surgical infection threat”

A Day in The Life of… Dr Jon Hazeldine

A new initiative at the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre is to give people an insight in to what different members of our team do on a day-to-day basis. It’s the centre’s hope that with this people can feel that bit closer to the research process and understand how so many different people … Continue reading “A Day in The Life of… Dr Jon Hazeldine”