£12m award for new Biomedical Research Centre

The Department of Health has today awarded Birmingham £12m to help advance research into inflammatory diseases. The funding from the National Institute of Health Research  (NIHR) for the Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in Inflammation combines our world-class strengths in immunology and inflammation research and extensive experimental medicine infrastructure. This will support a five-year programme between the … Continue reading “£12m award for new Biomedical Research Centre”

Implantable middle ear microphone study

Researchers based at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) have embarked on the SIME: Human Feasibility Study of an Implantable Middle Ear Microphone after securing £1.4 million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding for the next three years. The NIHR, the research arm of the NHS, funded the study after the UHB team … Continue reading “Implantable middle ear microphone study”

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”

Birmingham researchers devise test to predict sepsis in burns patients

Researchers have created a potentially life-saving new test that will allow clinicians to predict which burn victims will develop sepsis during their treatment. Their findings, published in Annals of Surgery, show that using just three biomarkers of neutrophil (white blood cells) function on the day of injury can determine which patients with major burn injuries … Continue reading “Birmingham researchers devise test to predict sepsis in burns patients”

International acclaim for lung disease research

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) research nurse Diane Griffiths has received international acclaim for her research into chronic lung disease. Diane’s investigation into the potential link between lung and heart disease was judged the best academic research project by a nurse at the American Thoracic Society Annual Conference, in San Francisco in May … Continue reading “International acclaim for lung disease research”