Implantable middle ear microphone study

Researchers based at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) have embarked on the SIME: Human Feasibility Study of an Implantable Middle Ear Microphone after securing £1.4 million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding for the next three years. The NIHR, the research arm of the NHS, funded the study after the UHB team successfully bid under its i4i (Invention for Innovation) Award programme. The project aims to test a small microphone which can … Continue reading “Implantable middle ear microphone study”

Blood cancer could be prevented before it develops

Researchers from the University of Birmingham and hospitals across the West Midlands have revealed how a common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma. They discovered that changes in the bone marrow needed for the cancer to grow have already taken hold in the preceding condition, raising the possibility that early medical intervention could prevent this incurable type of cancer from taking root. The research, which was funded by the blood cancer charity … Continue reading “Blood cancer could be prevented before it develops”