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Birmingham kidney patients join Covid-19 clinical trial

A trial that began in Cambridge earlier this year is now rolling out to hospitals across the UK – including BHP founder-member University Hospitals Birmingham – to find out if kidney patients can benefit from additional protection from COVID-19. The trial is investigating if the drug niclosamide, usually used to treat tapeworms, can prevent COVID-19 … Continue reading “Birmingham kidney patients join Covid-19 clinical trial”

CogStack comes to UHB after Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award

CogStack – an information retrieval, extraction and natural language processing platform – has been successful in the latest round of the Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award for innovative use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) to transform and improve research, planning and care. The platform, originally developed by researchers at the NIHR Maudsley BRC … Continue reading “CogStack comes to UHB after Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award”

Partnership will create the next generation of researchers to transform global healthcare

The Universities of Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham have joined forces to launch a partnership that will train the next generation of leading researchers the skills required to transform our understanding and treatment of disease. Funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Advanced Inter-disciplinary Models Doctoral Training Partnership (AIM DTP) will train post-graduate students in … Continue reading “Partnership will create the next generation of researchers to transform global healthcare”

UHB and Cambridge University Hospitals win government funding for ground-breaking AI in radiotherapy

A machine learning technology that helps cut the time patients wait for life-saving cancer treatment has been successful in the latest round of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health and Care Award. BHP founder member University Hospitals Birmingham, working in partnership with Addenbrooke’s Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) is one of 38 organisations … Continue reading “UHB and Cambridge University Hospitals win government funding for ground-breaking AI in radiotherapy”

CRUK Advanced Clinician Scientist shares top tips on undertaking research

Dr Shishir Shetty is a Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist and principal investigator in the Centre for Liver and Gastrointestinal Research. He is also an honorary consultant hepatologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) where he specialises in the management of hepatocellular cancer and neuroendocrine tumour. What clinical work and research studies do you undertake? … Continue reading “CRUK Advanced Clinician Scientist shares top tips on undertaking research”