A new partnership between scientists at the University of Birmingham and global healthcare company Novo Nordisk aims to discover new treatments for people suffering from fatty liver disease.
A procedure assessed by NICE and used in research led by the University of Birmingham has been hailed as an "exciting development" in increasing the number of livers which can be safely used for transplantation.
University of Birmingham clinician scientist and hepatologist Dr Ye Htun Oo has been awarded £1.7 million to fund translational biomedical research into autoimmune liver diseases.
The city of Birmingham has also been awarded with Transplant Sport's first ever Donor City Award, in association with the Daily Mirror.
Study underway at University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to establish if livers that have been rejected for transplantation can be made viable by using a liver perfusion machine.
Professor Philip Newsome, Director of the Midlands and Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (MW-ATTC), recently spoke about the latest developments for the Centre, as well as the benefits of collaborative working.
Preserving livers at body temperature may improve transplant outcomes and increase the availability of viable donor livers.
A study jointly led by the University of Birmingham and University of Edinburgh has revealed that a new scanning technology could almost halve the number of liver biopsies carried out on people with fatty liver disease.
The University of Birmingham will play a leading role in a new £2.3 million clinical trial aimed at improving treatment to prevent potentially deadly bleeding in patients with liver cirrhosis.
The Paediatric Hepatic International Tumour Trial (PHITT), which opened in August 2017, is continuing to recruitment patients, with eight registered to date. PHITT, which is being coordinated by the University of Birmingham's Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, will be operating in 13 European countries and aims to recruit 300 patients.
New recommendations, led by experts at the University of Birmingham, have been published to improve the use of liver blood tests.
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