Imperial midwives secured HEE/NIHR pre-doctoral clinical academic fellowships in the 2018 cohort. The HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship scheme is a two-year award aiming to equip clinical professionals with the skills and expertise required for their follow-on doctoral application, whilst remaining active in the clinic. Following a rigorous selection process assessing candidates’ suitability, commitment and […]
Researchers at Imperial have identified a unique genetic signature that could form the basis of a diagnostic test for Kawasaki Disease (KD). The study, published in the journal JAMA Paediatrics, and supported by the NIHR Imperial BRC Infection & Antimicrobial Resistance Theme, demonstrates for the first time a pattern of genes switched on or off […]
Pancreatic cancer has one of the bleakest survival statistics: in the UK, almost 80% of patients die within a year of diagnosis, and < 1% survive for 10 years. The disease is sex-agnostic, with similar incidence and survival rates between men and women, which have been gradually increasing over the last decade. The vast majority […]
Dr Nir Grossman from the Department of Medicine has been awarded the 2018 Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation for describing a technique capable of non-invasively stimulating the brain’s electric fields. The technique applies small overlapping electric fields to the scalp, and could one day help patients with neurological conditions for whom first-line treatments do […]
A new partnership that brings together academics and pharmaceutical expertise has been established to focus on developing a gene therapy for cystic fibrosis patients. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease caused by defects in a single gene. The gene affected by CF controls the movement of salt and water in and out of cells. […]
Harnessing world-leading discovery science and clinical expertise to develop innovative therapeutics, devices and diagnostics for healthcare
Examples of research projects testing out new drugs, devices and diagnostics in humans for the first time. The BRC is specifically aimed at supporting these kinds of experimental medicine studies.
The NIHR Imperial BRC has developed a range of innovative device technologies, in collaboration with scientists in our Faculties of Natural Sciences and Engineering. Some of the most recent are highlighted here.
The NIHR Imperial BRC has a strong, successful track record of collaborating with life sciences and other related industries, academic institutions, charities and research organisations. Most recent examples can be found here.