The Human Challenge Programme is a partnership between Imperial College London, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), hVIVO, a leading clinical company with expertise in viral human challenge models, and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. The researchers hope that the work will ultimately help to reduce the spread of the […]
DiagnosticInformatics ApproachesInnovationPrevention Coronavirus antibody prevalence falling in England, REACT study shows
Led by Imperial College London, analysis of finger-prick tests carried out at home between 20 June and 28 September found that the number of people testing positive dropped by 26.5% across the study period, from almost 6% to 4.4%. The downward trend was observed in all areas of the country and age groups, but not […]
DiagnosticInformatics Approaches Post-traumatic stress experienced by partners following miscarriage
The research, led by Imperial College London, surveyed over 100 couples who had experienced early stage pregnancy loss (miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy before 12 weeks). The study, the first ever to investigate post-traumatic stress (PTS) in partners following miscarriage, follows previous research from the same team that found around one in five women experience long-term […]
The research, from scientists at Imperial College London, the John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute Bioscience and University of Glasgow, suggests incorporating the peas into foods, in the form of whole pea seeds or flour, may help tackle the global type 2 diabetes epidemic. The work, published in the journal Nature Food and funded by the […]
A new spectroscopic technique to assess gut function has been successfully tested in a limited clinical setting, presenting an excellent way to understand the absorption of the gut in a non-invasive manner. If a patient is presenting with symptoms of a gut health condition, like Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Crohns, the way to diagnose is […]
To accelerate our understanding and response to coronavirus, a COVID-19 specific de-identified dataset was created, pulling together data from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the region’s linked longitudinal dataset. Find out how to get access here.
NIHR Imperial BRC has established a new ‘virtual’ Theme, with the aim of acting as a focal and coordinating point for all the active and proposed research initiatives currently being directed towards the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 infection. Find out more about ongoing activities here.
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.