Overactive bladder is the most common form of incontinence which causes a major loss of quality of life in the old. This research is seeking to understand why some people respond better to [...]
People with severe to profound hearing loss can benefit from cochlear implants – surgically implanted devices that by-pass the damaged hair cells of the inner ear and directly stimulate the [...]
Deafness is the commonest disability in the UK and cochlear implants are a revolutionary treatment to restore hearing. However, a high proportion of patients develop scar tissue (fibrosis) around [...]
Professor Andrew Forge is conducting research relating to the prevention, repair or regeneration of the sensory cells of the inner ear. The objectives are to develop medical treatments for [...]
Dr Denise McDonald and Dr Tom Gardiner will study Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) – an eye disease that affects prematurely born and low birth-weight babies caused by damage to retinal [...]
Alkaptonuria is a rare genetic disease that causes an extreme form of osteoarthritis. This research is studying how it causes damage to joints to lead to therapy to prevent joint destruction.
Professor Sian Harding has been studying forming cardiac muscle cells from embryonic stem cells. She has successfully grown cells that are being used to test drugs. She is now forming cardiac [...]
Ischemic heart disease (caused by insufficient supply of oxygen to the heart muscle because major blood vessels have been occluded) is a leading cause of death. Current surgical procedures to [...]