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Helping older adults to stay physically capable for longer

Drug therapies that help older adults maintain their skeletal muscle mass and physical function for longer could be a step closer after researchers at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham identified a key mechanism that drives the clearance of damaged mitochondria. A team in the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences are well-versed at investigating … Continue reading “Helping older adults to stay physically capable for longer”

Reducing surgical site infection and antimicrobial resistance: new guidelines issued

New international surgical guidelines will help to save thousands of lives in Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMICs) by standardising and improving practice in surgery. An international collaboration funded by the NIHR led by BHP founder member the University of Birmingham sets out nine essential recommendations that should be implemented as a priority across all hospitals … Continue reading “Reducing surgical site infection and antimicrobial resistance: new guidelines issued”

COVID-19 research briefing 25/03/20

Researchers from across BHP are collaborating to analyse and summarise the latest COVID-19 literature to help inform clinical colleagues. Research update – 25th March 2020 Incubation period: 95% of patients see initial symptoms 4-6 days after infection 97.5% display all symptoms between 7-14 days Of those hospitalised, this occurred 6-12 days after infection. The evidence … Continue reading “COVID-19 research briefing 25/03/20”

Societies with poorer handwashing culture more exposed to COVID-19

Societies where people do not typically wash their hands straight after using the toilet tend to have a much higher exposure to coronavirus, a new study reveals. Researchers at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham have discovered that at least 50% of people do not have a habit of automatic handwashing after using the toilet … Continue reading “Societies with poorer handwashing culture more exposed to COVID-19”

The development of more accurate antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 is crucial and urgent

Expert comment on COVID-19 by David Wraith, Professor of Immunology and Director of the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy: As pointed out by Mark Walport, Chief Exec of UKRI, the critical tools that we need to provide long-term control of the coronavirus (COVID19) infection are first an effective vaccine and second, a test to define the … Continue reading “The development of more accurate antibody tests for SARS-CoV-2 is crucial and urgent”