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Taking over the human gut – scientists unlock the secrets of e. coli clones

A ‘superbug’ clone of E. coli has evolved to prevent itself from becoming so dominant that it could potentially wipe out the bacteria from existence, scientists led by BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham have discovered. The researchers investigated how and why a clone of E. coli called ST131 – dubbed a ‘superbug’ because it … Continue reading “Taking over the human gut – scientists unlock the secrets of e. coli clones”

Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat

Experts from BHP founding member the University of Birmingham have joined medical professionals in India to set up an innovative research centre that will help to improve care for surgical patients. Among the first studies to be launched is a surgical trial looking at interventions to reduce the often devastating impact of post-surgical infection (FALCON); … Continue reading “Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat”

Birmingham academics named among the most eminent scientists in the UK

Two leading scientists from BHP founder member the University of Birmingham, have been named among the most eminent scientists and technologists in the UK and the Commonwealth. Professor Gurdyal Besra, Bardrick Professor of Microbial Physiology and Chemistry in the School of Biosciences and Professor Ian Tomlinson, Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences … Continue reading “Birmingham academics named among the most eminent scientists in the UK”

Haemophilia patients keen to help researchers

A clinical researcher’s dream is to have a database of patients willing and ready to take part in research and trials, and it could be said that this is exactly what haemophilia research nurse, Elizabeth Dwenger, has built. Elizabeth, originally from Georgia in the USA, trained in the UK and for many years was a … Continue reading “Haemophilia patients keen to help researchers”

Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out

A new rehabilitation programme which helps heart failure patients achieve better quality of life from the comfort of their own homes will now be rolled out at four NHS centres across the UK. Research has found that the Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) programme, developed by a collaboration led by the University of Exeter … Continue reading “Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out”