Turning basic science into new therapies for liver disease
Research into the basic science and translational aspects of human liver disease is a strong focus at the University of Birmingham. Since 2008 the Centre for Liver Research has been a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Unit (NIHR Birmingham Liver BRU). The funding was awarded to the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with the University of Birmingham In 2011 we were awarded a further 5 years (2012-2017) of NIHR-BRU funding to enable us to continue our translational research programme in liver disease.
this video researchers from the NIHR Birmingham Liver Biomedical Research Unit introduce you to their work with patients, clincial trials, and the basic laboratory science being undertaken. This is an insight into a world leading liver research facility. To view more films about the liver, our research and clinical trials, visit the 'Clinicial Trials and Research Videos' section of our Patient and Public Involvement page.
FREE online course introducing you to the liver. This is a unique course presented by scientists and doctors from the Centre for Liver Research at the University of Birmingham. It starts in the autumn and lasts 3 weeks. Find out more or sign up
If you would like to make a donation to Liver Foundation UK, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, please click here. Your donation will help make a difference to patients, and help with our research into the causes of liver disease and possible new treatments. With your support, we may even find cures.
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