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Encouraging findings presented for potential new Sjögren’s treatment

The results of a Phase IIa clinical trial have suggested a potential new antibody treatment for patients suffering from Sjögren’s syndrome. The trial was sponsored by Novartis and run in conjunction with the NIHR Translation Research Collaboration (TRC) in joint and inflammatory diseases. It is thought that up to 500,000 people in the UK, mainly … Continue reading “Encouraging findings presented for potential new Sjögren’s treatment”

£54 million funding to transform health through data science

Birmingham Health Partners will lead one of six new sites across the UK created to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science, funded by £30 million from Health Data Research UK. The University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust will form part of the Midlands site, together with the Universities … Continue reading “£54 million funding to transform health through data science”

A sector deal for health?

As the end of a tumultuous year approaches, it’s time to reflect on the plethora of policy papers, reviews, consultations, strategy documents and sector deals that are set to have a significant impact on the health and life sciences sector. Every step of the journey from a key insight in a university laboratory or an … Continue reading “A sector deal for health?”

Wireless technology breathes new life into medical practices

Research from the collaborative RAPID (Real-time Adaptive and Predictive Indicator of Deterioration) project suggests that wireless monitoring is changing the face of healthcare. Dr Heather Duncan, paediatric intensive care consultatant and lead of the RAPID at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, part of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, says this new wireless technology is … Continue reading “Wireless technology breathes new life into medical practices”

Liver transplant experts gather at the University Of Birmingham to celebrate 30 years of research

Experts from around the world have gathered at the University of Birmingham to celebrate 30 years of research and 5,000 liver transplants to have been performed in the city. Internationally renowned pioneers of liver transplantation and experts in liver disease were at the two-day International Liver Symposium held at the University’s College of Medical and … Continue reading “Liver transplant experts gather at the University Of Birmingham to celebrate 30 years of research”