PSIBS & Sci-Phy News

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Physical Science for Health Students aim to inspire the next generation at Thinktank science museum

Physical Science for Health Students aim to inspire the next generation at Thinktank science museum
Description
Last week, students from the Physical Sciences for Health (Sci-Phy) Centre at the University of Birmingham volunteered at the Thinktank Birmingham science museum to deliver science experiments to young children and their parents enjoying the half term break.
Date:
06/03/2018

Birmingham student to present her research at prestigious Westminster STEM competition

Description
Emma McCarthy, a third year University of Birmingham student, has been accepted to present her research poster at a prestigious science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition being held at the Houses of Parliament on 12 March.
Date:
06/02/2018

Computer Scientist celebrates OSA Fellow membership

Description
Hamid Dehghani, Professor of Medical Imaging, University of Birmingham, has been elected as a Fellow Member of The Optical Society (OSA) at the Society's September 2017 Board of Directors meeting.
Date:
19/10/2017

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

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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
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