October news round-up

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BHP representatives with Professor Nilesh Samani of the BHF

New BHF investment to boost Birmingham’s heart and circulatory disease research

BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has received £1 million funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to strengthen its ground-breaking research into heart and circulatory diseases. The university is one of only six institutions in the UK to be awarded with a BHF Accelerator Award, which encourages pioneering research of the highest calibre. … Continue reading

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Birmingham-China collaboration will combat cancer and medical implant failure

BHP founder member the University of Birmingham has announced two projects with Southeast University in China that could help to fight cancer and aid regeneration of the human body. Supported by a total of ¥2 million funding from Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI), researchers are combining multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, pathology and … Continue reading

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£9 million research centre starts work

A research centre that brings together leading expertise from the West Midlands – including all three Birmingham Health Partners members – to address some of the most demanding pressures on health services in the region launches today (Oct 1st). The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West Midlands, has begun a five-year programme of research and … Continue reading

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New partnerships aims to discover new treatments for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

A new partnership between BHP scientists and global healthcare company Novo Nordisk aims to discover new treatments for people suffering from fatty liver disease. The University of Birmingham’s Centre for Liver and Gastrointestinal Research and Novo Nordisk have joined forces in a collaboration supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Birmingham Biomedical Research … Continue reading

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Repairing the body with 3D printed biomaterials

A new technique for 3D printing soft materials – such as gels and collagens – offers a major step forward in the manufacture of artificial medical implants. Developed by researchers at BHP member the University of Birmingham, the method could be used to print soft biomaterials that could be used to repair defects in the … Continue reading