PSIBS & Sci-Phy News

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An overview of research in biomaterials in the Physical Sciences for Health Centre for Doctoral Training

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Biomaterials is an active area of research in the Physical Sciences for Health Centre, with several ongoing projects. This article highlights three areas in which our researchers are currently working to develop new materials for osteoarthritis research and the treatment of traumatic injuries.
Date:
28/06/2017

Funding won by researchers in the Physical Sciences for Health Centre to develop smart wound dressings capable of monitoring the healing process

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Dr Ruchi Gupta has recently won funding from the EPSRC to develop a wound dressing with embedded sensors to monitor healing - read about the project here.
Date:
27/06/2017

Transmed 2017 - A summary

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Chairperson of the organising committee Emma McCarthy summarises the events of the Transmed 2017 CDT conference, hosted by the Physical Sciences for Health CDT at the University of Birmingham, 20-21 June 2017.
Date:
26/06/2017

New imaging technique could lead to faster diagnostic tests for MRSA

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PhD student Nathaniel Wand has developed a method to extract data from images of DNA barcodes, allowing the identification resistance profiles in bacteria such as MRSA from mixed samples, in a much shorter time than traditional diagnostic methods.
Date:
20/06/2017

STEM ambassador outreach activities

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Second-year student Emma Metcalfe-Smith describes outreach activities she has undertaken as a STEM ambassador
Date:
01/06/2017

Artificially grown cartilage could reduce the need for joint replacements in osteoarthritis patients

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with colleagues at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, have artificially grown cartilage tissue which, they hope, could eventually reduce the need for invasive and costly joint replacements in patients with osteoarthritis.
Date:
12/05/2017

Transmed 2017 – a student-led conference for interdisciplinary researchers

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Students from the Physical Sciences for Health CDT are organising a Transmed 2017 - a student-led conference for researchers in other EPSRC CDTs around the themes of nanomaterials and their effect on biological matter, analytical chemistry within a medicinal setting, enhancing imaging techniques to further detection methodologies and the development of computational and mathematical methods for medical devices.
Date:
10/04/2017

Innovation in Physical Sciences for Health Centre recognised at Finals of Enterprising Birmingham Innovation Competition

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First year PhD student Chris O'Shea and a team of academics were in the finals of Most Innovative Collaboration at the Enterprising Birmingham competition for their work with Cairn Research. Many of the other finalists in this and the Most Innovative Idea competition collaborate with the centre, and were presenting entries in healthcare technologies. Read about their entries and the final showcase of the competition here.
Date:
07/04/2017

March Centre Newsletter

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Recent news, publications, events and opportunities of interest summarised in our quarterly newsletter.
Date:
13/03/2017
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