Institute of Translational Medicine officially opened

The Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) was officially opened on Tuesday October 4 by John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council. Funded through the Birmingham City Deal and delivered by Birmingham Health Partners, the facility brings together clinical expertise, pioneering science, and academic excellence to accelerate the delivery of precision healthcare. It aims to speed … Continue reading “Institute of Translational Medicine officially opened”

University Hospitals Birmingham named centre of digital excellence

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) has been named as a prestigious centre of digital excellence by health secretary Jeremy Hunt. The trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), is now one of 12 in line for up to £10 million in additional Government funding as part of new plans to fast-track digital … Continue reading “University Hospitals Birmingham named centre of digital excellence”

£12m award for new Biomedical Research Centre

The Department of Health has today awarded Birmingham £12m to help advance research into inflammatory diseases. The funding from the National Institute of Health Research  (NIHR) for the Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in Inflammation combines our world-class strengths in immunology and inflammation research and extensive experimental medicine infrastructure. This will support a five-year programme between the … Continue reading “£12m award for new Biomedical Research Centre”

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 … 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 … Continue reading “Blood cancer could be prevented before it develops”