Bionema receives £765,000 Innovate UK grant

Bionema Ltd, a leading biotech Swansea University-based company, has received a grant award from Innovate UK to further develop technology that could help combat pests which cost the worldwide economy billions every year. The £765,000 grant was awarded under Innovate UK’s Open Competition and will fund part of a collaborative project with the University of … Continue reading Bionema receives £765,000 Innovate UK grant

Rapid evaluation for healthcare solutions

Promising innovations that are transforming the way that health services are provided will benefit from rapid evaluation to ensure their impact is fully and more quickly understood. The University of Birmingham reports a new national Rapid Service Evaluation Centre, known as BRACE, has been launched following the award of £2m in funding over five years … Continue reading Rapid evaluation for healthcare solutions

Using health data to tackle childhood diseases

The University of Birmingham and Guangzhou Women & Children’s Medical Center have signed an agreement to establish a Joint Research Institute (JRI) that will use health data to help tackle childhood diseases. The University of Birmingham reports its expertise in data science will support Chinese researchers in exploring a range of maternal and childhood health … Continue reading Using health data to tackle childhood diseases

Different behaviour and physiology maintains weight loss

Successful weight loss maintainers have different behavioural and physiological responses to food than obese people and lean people, according to new research by the University of Birmingham and the University of Amsterdam presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna. The University of Birmingham reports the findings indicate a reduced physiological response to highly … Continue reading Different behaviour and physiology maintains weight loss

UK-China partnership to tackle global health epidemics

University of Birmingham (UoB) scientists are working with partners in Guangzhou to develop new drugs that could help to tackle global health epidemics that also have an impact on China’s rural communities. The University of Birmingham reports its researchers identified a promising hit for anti-tuberculosis therapy and quickly initiated a drug discovery effort. Researchers at … Continue reading UK-China partnership to tackle global health epidemics

Biomedical engineering centre of excellence established

The University of Birmingham and Southeast University (SEU) have signed a new agreement to develop new biomedical technologies that could help to fight diseases and aid regeneration of the human body. Establishing a Joint Research Institute (JRI) in Biomedical Engineering will allow the partners to work on applied research projects that will use the University … Continue reading Biomedical engineering centre of excellence established

UK and Chinese scientists link on data science project

The University of Birmingham has announced its data science experts have signed an agreement to join forces with one of China’s best and biggest hospitals to gather, organise and analyse patient information under related laws and regulations from both countries and help improve healthcare for thousands of people. Under the leadership of the Centre for … Continue reading UK and Chinese scientists link on data science project

Spinal fluid may predict progression of multiple sclerosis

A study led by the University of Birmingham has found that analysis of fluid in the spine could be used to predict the future progression of multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition in which the immune system attacks the nervous system and is the leading cause of non-traumatic disability in young adults, with … Continue reading Spinal fluid may predict progression of multiple sclerosis

Irregular heartbeats can never be considered cured

People with an abnormal heart rhythm that can leave them at a higher risk of suffering from stroke will still need treatment even after their heart rhythm seems to have returned to normal, according to researchers at the University of Birmingham. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting around 1.6 million people … Continue reading Irregular heartbeats can never be considered cured

Funding to study molecules in exquisite detail

The University of Birmingham has received funding for a powerful new piece of technology called a spectrometer which will allow scientists to better gain insights into the molecular basis of human health, including the progression of cancer and infectious diseases. The University of Birmingham reports the spectrometer, which will operate at a strength around five … Continue reading Funding to study molecules in exquisite detail

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