It was Christmas time three years ago when Amy experienced a stroke. Amy was enjoying her retirement, having spent her career working in publishing. But the stroke took away her independence, paralysing her left arm such that she needed full-time care. This isn’t an uncommon outcome: some 80% of people experience difficulty using their arms after a […]
AwardPartnershipPreventionTherapeutic Ground-breaking research to benefit people with cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the commonest ‘rare’ disease in Europe, with just over 10,000 people affected in UK. It is inherited genetically and usually diagnosed on the newborn screening test at around 3-4 weeks of age. CF causes sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system, which causes lung infections and problems […]
The NIHR Imperial BRC has established a new COVID-19 Theme and Research Committee to support and coordinate our response to the growing number of research projects and initiatives aiming to improve our understanding of the novel coronavirus. The national and global response to the spread of COVID-19 continues to develop quickly and it is vital […]
In the first round of funding announced by the UK Medical Research Council, two Imperial research projects are among the first to receive national funding as part of a stream of work to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Work will begin at the College to develop a potential antibody therapy for COVID-19, as well as […]
First in HumanInnovationTherapeutic Novel strategy to eradicate HIV infection tested in international trial
A collaborative international study investigated a novel strategy to achieve cure for a HIV infection. An international collaborative group of researchers, including investigators from NIHR Imperial BRC Infection & AMR Theme, tested an approach where dormant HIV-infected cells, which evade treatment, are activated for targeting by conventional therapy. Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) blocks replication of HIV […]
We are aiming for every patient with COVID-19 disease who is admitted to our hospitals to be given the opportunity to be part of one of the research trials or studies that we are running at Imperial.
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.