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Medicine/Pharmacology
23.02.2017
Angela Merkel discusses global antibiotic challenge with Imperial researcher
Angela Merkel discusses global antibiotic challenge with Imperial researcher
Professor Alison Holmes joined Chancellor Angela Merkel and a select group of health experts at the Third International German Forum this week.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.02.2017
MOU with Monash University
Cardiff University's Systems Immunity Research Institute and the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two institutes extend their collaborative activities.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.02.2017
Sugar's ‘tipping point' link to Alzheimer's disease revealed
Sugar’s ‘tipping point’ link to Alzheimer’s disease revealed
For the first time a ‘tipping point' molecular link between the blood sugar glucose and Alzheimer's disease has been established by scientists, who have shown that excess glucose damages a vital enzyme involved with inflammation response to the early stages of Alzheimer's. Abnormally high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycaemia, is well-known as a characteristic of diabetes and obesity, but its link to Alzheimer's disease is less familiar.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.02.2017
UCL part of new £100 million Rosalind Franklin Institute
UCL part of new £100 million Rosalind Franklin Institute
UCL is involved in the Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI) - a major new £100 million investment by the government into the development of an innovative multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre. The new Institute, announced today by Business Secretary Greg Clark, is named in honour of the pioneering scientist, Dr Rosalind Franklin, whose use of X-rays to study biological structures played a crucial role in the discovery of DNA's ‘double helix' structure by Francis Crick and James Watson.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
23.02.2017
Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80 percent of at-risk patients with repurposed drug
Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80 percent of at-risk patients with repurposed drug
A weight loss drug has reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80 per cent compared to placebo. The drug, which increases the amount of appetite-supressing hormones produced by the gut, was tested on overweight people with ‘ prediabetes '.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.02.2017
Eating more fruits and vegetables may prevent millions of premature deaths
Eating more fruits and vegetables may prevent millions of premature deaths
A fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death. This is the finding of new research, led by scientists from Imperial College London, which analysed 95 studies on fruit and vegetable intake. The team found that although even the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduced disease risk, the greatest benefit came from eating 800g a day (roughly equivalent to ten portions - one portion of fruit or vegetables if defined as 80g).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
22.02.2017
Opinion: How years of IMF prescriptions have hurt West African health systems
Opinion: How years of IMF prescriptions have hurt West African health systems
International Monetary Fund policies can have a real impact on people - and don't always yield positive results.
Medicine/Pharmacology
22.02.2017
Education does not protect against cognitive decline
Education does not protect against cognitive decline
A European-wide study published today in the journal Neuroepidemiology has found that whilst older people with a higher level of education have better memory function, it does not protect them from cognitive decline as they age. In one of the largest and most comprehensive studies on education and cognitive decline to date, researchers at UCL and funded by the Medical Research Council and Alzheimer's Society, explored changes in memory and cognitive performance over an eight-year period in over 11,000 Europeans aged 65 and over from 10 different countries*.
Careers/Employment - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.02.2017
NICE consults on guideline to improve response to child abuse
NICE consults on guideline to improve response to child abuse
A new draft guideline will help more professionals who work with children recognise and respond to any form of abuse and neglect.
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.02.2017
Partnership for patient care marks BioWales 2017
Cardiff University is joining forces with one of the UK's leading independent Medical Research Institutes to translate research into patient care.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.02.2017
Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain
Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain
Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.02.2017
Legal marijuana sales creating escalating damage to the environment
Legal marijuana sales creating escalating damage to the environment
Marijuana sales have created an economic boom in U.S. states that have fully or partially relaxed their cannabis laws, but is the increased cultivation and sale of this crop also creating escalating environmental damage and a threat to public health?
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.02.2017
Genetic variation linked to drug-induced liver damage in some patients
Scientists have discovered an uncommon genetic variation that may identify patients with a higher risk of liver damage associated with a range of commonly-prescribed medications. The study, published in the journal Gastroenterology , has been led by academics at the universities of Nottingham and Newcastle in collaboration with a group of scientists in the US.
History/Archeology - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.02.2017
The Peoples History of the NHS Rugby Roadshow 23 Feb
A team of historians from the University of Warwick have been touring the country to gather peoples first hand experiences and attitudes towards the National Health Service and they need your stories.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.02.2017
’30,000 excess deaths in 2015 linked to cuts in health and social care’
Researchers exploring why there has been a substantial increase in mortality in England and Wales in 2015 conclude that failures in the health and social care system linked to disinvestment are likely to be the main cause.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.02.2017
UCL awarded €20 million for big health data research in cardiovascular disease
Researchers from the UCL Institutes of Health Informatics and Cardiovascular Science in collaboration with other UK and European institutes, were recently awarded '20 million research funding from the European Innovative Medicines Initiative.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.02.2017
Sesquiterpenes created in lab
A group of scientists from Cardiff University have devised a novel way of efficiently producing sesquiterpenes in the lab. Some of these natural products are found in spicy foods, insects, plant leaves and beer and have been shown to be an effective treatment for colds, cardiovascular disease, cancer and malaria.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.02.2017
Barriers and opportunities to mainstreaming of a national digital health programme
A new study led by the University of Glasgow reports on key barriers and facilitators to implementing a digital health programme – and provides recommendations to move the field forward. The study, which is published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research today, suggests that while there are many challenges, these are not “insurmountable”.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.02.2017
Foot-and-mouth crises to be averted with vaccination strategy
Foot-and-mouth epidemics could be controlled quickly and effectively by rapidly establishing how many animals can be vaccinated per day of an outbreak.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
17.02.2017
Post-deployment screening does not help reduce mental health disorders in UK Armed Forces
A King's College London study testing a potential post-deployment screening programme for UK Armed Forces personnel, based on a computerised assessment and tailored mental health advice, found it was
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.02.2017
Forging new links with China
Cardiff University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sun Yat-sen University that will see the two institutions working together in the field of breast cancer research.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.02.2017
New cancer study
The first patient has been successfully recruited into an important new cancer study being co-ordinated by a team of experts at Cardiff University. The trial could have profound ramifications for treatment of an uncommon form of cancer that affects the elderly, who cannot tolerate aggressive chemotherapy treatments.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.02.2017
Biology through the looking glass: Sir Paul Nurse speaks at Imperial
Biology through the looking glass: Sir Paul Nurse speaks at Imperial
Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse delivered Imperial's Peter Lindsay Memorial Lecture this week.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.02.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.02.2017
Under pressure: the battle to have a baby in Africa
Under pressure: the battle to have a baby in Africa
A complication of pregnancy that causes the mother's blood pressure to rise - often fatally - is more common in women of African descent than any other.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.02.2017
Families join forces to raise money to detect brain cancer early
Families affected by childhood cancer joined forces to launch a new fundraising campaign celebrating 20 years of the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
15.02.2017
Opinion: Why medical technology often doesn't make it from drawing board to hospital
Opinion: Why medical technology often doesn’t make it from drawing board to hospital
Medical imaging is a brilliant field filled with brilliant minds, writes Matthew Leming, PhD candidate in Psychiatry for The Conversation.
Chemistry - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.02.2017
Digital chemistry set reaches new heights with space launch
A University of Glasgow research project is set to get underway beyond the earth's atmosphere following a successful launch into space today (Wednesday 15 February).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
15.02.2017
FDA approval for University spin-out
A Cardiff University life sciences spin-out company has set its sights on the lucrative US medical device market after successfully securing FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval for its Ultravision device.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
14.02.2017
People can 'suppress' hay fever with three years of pollen pills or injections
People can ’suppress’ hay fever with three years of pollen pills or injections
Patients blighted by hay fever could markedly reduce symptoms after a three-year course of treatment, but not after two years of treatment. Previous research has shown that a type of immunotherapy that exposes patients to increasing amounts of grass pollen over time is an effective way to reduce severe symptoms in the long term.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
14.02.2017
Imperial receives £7m government funding boost to drive patient safety
Imperial receives £7m government funding boost to drive patient safety
Researchers at Imperial College London have been awarded a share of a multi million pound government investment to improve the safety of patients.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
14.02.2017
Diabetes medication system
A simple device for controlling and organising diabetes medication could prevent patients from developing life-changing complications and save the NHS millions of pounds, a study by Cardiff University has shown.
Medicine/Pharmacology
14.02.2017
Pioneering app gives millions of Ghanaians access to ambulances
University of Warwick graduate from Ghana designs revolutionary navigation app For the first time ever, 8.7 million people in Ghana have access to ambulance services, even without internet connec
Medicine/Pharmacology
14.02.2017
Liverpool spin-out gets further funding boost for bedside sepsis test
A University of Liverpool spin-out company, Sepsis Limited has secured further funding support to test a point of care diagnostic tool for the early detection of sepsis.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
13.02.2017
Major increase in midwifery unit births since 2010
Births in midwifery units in England have trebled, up from five per cent to 14 per cent over the last six years, a new study by researchers at The University of Nottingham has shown.
Medicine/Pharmacology
13.02.2017
'Google Earth' of tumours may lead to more cancer treatments
'Google Earth’ of tumours may lead to more cancer treatments
Scientists have been awarded £16m to create a detailed map of a tumour, which will allow researchers to explore new treatment options.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.02.2017
Of cabbages and cows: increasing agricultural yields in Africa
Of cabbages and cows: increasing agricultural yields in Africa
Africa's food requirements, along with its population, are growing fast. Three research programmes ask how a better understanding of viruses, parasites and the spread of disease can pave the way to improving agricultural yields.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
13.02.2017
Organo-metal compound seen killing cancer cells from inside
Cancer cells seen to be targeted and killed from the inside with metal-based compound discovered by the University of Warwick The compound - Organo-Osmium FY26 - attacks the weakest part of cancer cells. FY26 is 50x more active than metal drugs used in current cancer treatments Unprecedented minute detail of cancer cells seen with nano-imaging at European Synchotron Researchers have witnessed - for the first time - cancer cells being targeted and destroyed from the inside, by an organo-metal compound discovered by the University of Warwick.
Medicine/Pharmacology
13.02.2017
New study re-evaluates the total burden of norovirus on the UK
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have found that the annual number of estimated number of norovirus cases annually in the UK is approximately 800,000 greater than previously estimated. Norovirus is the commonest cause of gastrointestinal disease across all age groups worldwide. The majority of cases experience a mild, self-limiting illness and few cases tend to consult primary healthcare.
Medicine/Pharmacology
10.02.2017
How Bristol research saved 20,000 babies' lives
How Bristol research saved 20,000 babies’ lives
Twenty five years ago, University of Bristol Professor, Peter Fleming, pioneered research which showed lives could be saved if babies were placed on their backs - and not their frontsto sleep.
Medicine/Pharmacology
10.02.2017
Pre-eclampsia deaths are avoidable
Pre-eclampsia deaths are avoidable - new comment in The Lancet Pregnancy in the UK has never been safer, say scientists from King's College London writing in the latest edition of The Lancet.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
10.02.2017
Virtual reality journey through a tumour: Cambridge scientists receive £40 million funding boost
Cambridge scientists have received two of the biggest funding grants ever awarded by Cancer Research UK, with the charity set to invest £40 million over the next five years in two ground-breaking research projects in the city.
Medicine/Pharmacology
10.02.2017
A sewage system that ‘digests' and ‘cooks' human waste
A sewage system that ‘digests’ and ‘cooks’ human waste
Student volunteers Susannah Duck and Izhan Khan describe working with a Tanzanian community to install a system that turns sewage into essential products.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
10.02.2017
Liverpool head and neck cancer research gets £200k boost
Liverpool head and neck cancer research gets £200k boost
A research project, based out of the University, which will bring together a multidisciplinary team of cancer surgeons, medical oncologists and scientists in Liverpool, has been given the go ahead thanks to £200,000 worth of grant funding. North West Cancer Research (NWCR) has awarded funding for a three-year long project, which will look at the effectiveness of new cancer drug treatments for head and neck cancer patients.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
09.02.2017
Tributes to Professor Sir Peter Mansfield
Tributes have been paid to Nobel laureate Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, who has died at the age of 83.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
09.02.2017
Findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children
Findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children
European governments must act to help families improve their children's health and tackle the obesity epidemic.That's the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
09.02.2017
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
09.02.2017
£2.4 million awarded for international trial on major traumatic bleeding
£2.4 million awarded for international trial on major traumatic bleeding
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and NHS Blood & Transplant have been awarded £2.4m from the National Institute for Health Research and Barts Charity to carry out a large multi-centre clinical trial to evaluate a new treatment in major traumatic haemorrhage.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
09.02.2017
Families can't tackle obesity alone
Families can’t tackle obesity alone
Governments must act to combat childhood obesity, warn experts following major European Commission-funded study.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
08.02.2017
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