Institute of Inflammation and Ageing

From basic science to clinical trials, we cover every aspect of research into inflammation, the role it plays in human ageing and age-related inflammatory disease as well as the response to trauma. Our outstanding research has been recognised by the award of seven Centres of Excellence.

E-cigarette vapour disables key immune cells

Research led by the University of Birmingham has found that vapourised e-liquid fluid has a similar effect on the lungs and body to those seen in regular cigarette smokers and patients with chronic lung disease.

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Posted 22 November 2018

Developing cutting-edge treatments for a scar free future

A ground-breaking new centre has opened at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham that will develop innovative new treatments for patients affected by scar related injuries. The Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research aims to make scar free healing within a generation.

Posted 12 September 2018

Birmingham plays host to successful ageing event

The University of Birmingham's annual Agewell event took place in Birmingham city centre on Monday 10 September, led by Professor Janet Lord, Director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing and the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research.

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