Treating critically ill patients with COVID-19 with the steroid hydrocortisone improves their chances of recovery, according to a new study. The study, led in the UK by NIHR Professor Anthony Gordon from Imperial College London with collaborators from the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre, found that patients receiving intensive care who were treated with a regular […]
Using a new metabonomic strategy, Imperial College researchers have identified a novel way to diagnose paediatric tuberculosis, providing a solid basis for children to receive the proper treatment. Diagnosing tuberculosis in children continues to be challenging, as the nature of the presentation renders the usual diagnostic techniques ineffective. The non-specific presentation of symptoms and limited […]
More than 100,000 people across England have tested themselves for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies at home as part of a major research programme. Led by Imperial College London, the REACT (REal Time Assessment of Community Transmission) study is using antibody finger-prick tests to track past infections and monitor the progress of the pandemic. It’s the first nation-wide […]
InnovationPrevention Bacteria-fighting cells in the airways increase infection risk from respiratory viruses
Bacteria-fighting immune cells in the nose and throat may explain why some people are more likely to be infected by respiratory viruses. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus which typically causes the symptoms of a common cold in healthy adults. However, in infants and the elderly it can lead to thousands of […]
With children going back to school, new research at Imperial will look at the level of transmission amongst children and their families to shed light on yet unanswered questions about COVID-19. In an effort to better understand the transmission of COVID-19, researchers at Imperial have been awarded a grant by the National Institute for Health […]
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.