• bluelightthumb

    29 Apr 2016

    Blue light could combat hospital infections and contamination

    Research at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) has shown that blue light could be an effective weapon to combat healthcare acquired infections (HAI). Laboratory tests on 34 different bugs which have been implicated in hospital…

  • Fenella Halstead - thumbnail

    13 Apr 2016

    Honey causes a buzz in treating infected wounds and burns

    Birmingham researchers have shown that specially engineered honey can combat bacterial biofilms found in chronically infected wounds and burns. NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) scientists found that bioengineered Surgihoney can prevent the…