When assessing emergency department attendance before and during the first COVID-19 national lockdown, Imperial College London researchers found that numbers dropped, particularly in certain age groups as shown in a new cross-sectional study. To limit the spread of the new COVID-19 virus, the UK government initiated a nationwide lockdown on 23 March 2020. Following this, […]
Imperial College Healthcare is one of four new organisations to join the UK Health Data Research Alliance, which works to create a unified approach to the use of health data across the UK. The UK Health Data Research Alliance (UKHDRA) is an independent consortium of leading healthcare and research organisations united to establish best practice […]
Embracing equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is not simply a matter of complying with the law, nor is it simply a matter of social justice. Diversity is essential to excellence in scientific endeavour. Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion recognises the fact that excellence comes through facilitating inclusive opportunities that bring together people with […]
On International Clinical Trials Day, we recognise the work of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Imperial Clinical Research Facility (CRF) and their involvement in delivering COVID-19 vaccine trials. The CRF is a partnership between Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London. The Facility offers a dedicated and purpose-built space in Hammersmith […]
In a small study, NIHR Imperial BRC Metabolic Medicine & Endocrinology Theme researcher Tricia Tan and colleagues looked at the brain activity of sixteen people with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes who underwent weight loss surgery. The brain activity was measured using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that detected the blood flow through different areas […]
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.