Researchers find potential new target for treatment of inflammatory disease

Researchers led by BHP founder member the University of Birmingham have found a potential new target to treat inflammatory disease. The research, led by scientists at the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, and Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, publishes today (November 7th) in Cell Metabolism. The team … Continue reading “Researchers find potential new target for treatment of inflammatory disease”

Medtech worth £1.6bn to Midlands economy

Medtech is of critical importance to the Midlands economy, a new report has found.  The report focuses upon the nature and scale of the medtech sector, its contribution to the regional economy, what Midlands businesses need in order to achieve growth, and the barriers faced. Key findings from the Midlands MedTech Sector Analysis include the … Continue reading “Medtech worth £1.6bn to Midlands economy”

What’s eating your T cells?

What’s eating your regulatory T cells? Your liver! Understanding immune cell interactions with liver cells is critical to design effective therapies for chronic liver diseases, which can lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis, and end-stage liver diseases requiring a transplant.  A new study, published in Cell Reports, has uncovered the phenomenon of enclysis – where liver cells … Continue reading “What’s eating your T cells?”

Electronic tool could transform drug prescriptions

Significant improvements in treating paracetamol overdose patients have been made thanks to an electronic prescription tool developed by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) staff. The tool, recognised nationally by Health Data Research UK, has reduced the number of errors when prescribing a drug for paracetamol overdoses to zero. The algorithm automatically provides the … Continue reading “Electronic tool could transform drug prescriptions”