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Health - Pharmacology - 08.04.2020
150 scientists from new institute join Cambridge fight against COVID-19
150 scientists from new institute join Cambridge fight against COVID-19
One of Cambridge's newest institutes, established to study the relationship between infectious disease and our immune systems, is leading the University of Cambridge's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 150 scientists and clinicians, the UK's largest academic Containment Level 3 Facility, and a range of collaborators from across the UK and beyond.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.04.2020
New vaccine platform used to develop COVID-19 candidates
New vaccine platform used to develop COVID-19 candidates
The University of Bristol and spin-out company Imophoron have announced they are ready to test COVID-19 vaccine candidates in a pre-clinical programme.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.03.2020
GP practices urged to join COVID-19 research
The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have joined forces with clinical system supplier EMIS Health to urgently recruit as many GP practices as possible for COVID-19 research.

Health - Pharmacology - 27.03.2020
UK oncologists launch joint project to track cancer patients with COVID-19
A team of oncologists from the Universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Leeds have joined forces to launch the first cancer coronavirus registry in the world to track how cancer patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be impacted. The UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Scheme is a national project which will pioneer the use of clinician-led reporting to track cancer patients and inform treatment pathways.

Health - Pharmacology - 25.03.2020
New global guidelines launched to reduce surgical site infection and antimicrobial resistance
New international surgical guidelines will help to save thousands of lives in Lowand Middle-income Countries (LMIC) countries by standardising and improving practice in surgery.

Pharmacology - Health - 24.03.2020
Intensive care units in England could run out of beds within two weeks
Intensive care units in England could run out of beds within two weeks
Intensive care unit (ICU) occupancy is likely to increase dramatically over the next few weeks, suggests research published by a team at the University of Cambridge.

Health - Pharmacology - 23.03.2020
New funding to help understand how Covid-19 affects people
The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is to play a key role in new COVID-19 scientific project, announced today (Monday 23 March).

Health - Pharmacology - 23.03.2020
First patients enrolled in new clinical trial of possible COVID-19 treatments | University of Oxford
Researchers from the have launched a new clinical trial to test the effects of potential drug treatments for patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19. The first patients have now been recruited.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.03.2020
Difficulty breathing and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease key predictors for severe COVID-19
Shortness of breath (dyspnoea) is the only symptom of COVID-19, which is significantly associated with severe cases of the disease and admission to intensive care units (ICU), according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis led by UCL.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.03.2020
Research team working towards vaccine against COVID-19
The race is on to find a vaccine against the new COVID-19 coronavirus. Professor Jonathan Heeney explains why a cautious approach is needed and how his team is using new technology developed for influenza and Ebola viruses to target the new infection. A vaccine strategy needs to be laser specific, targeting those domains of the virus's structure that are absolutely critical for docking with a cell, while avoiding the parts that could make things worse Jonathan Heeney It is hard now to conceive that two months ago, few people had heard of the new coronavirus.

Health - Pharmacology - 12.03.2020
COVID-19: UCL academics mobilise to provide critical advice and expert comment
As coronavirus spreads around the world, UCL experts are taking a prominent role in advancing public knowledge about the virus by advising world leaders, providing expert comment in the media and urgently researching new ways of tackling COVID-19.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.02.2020
Cancer drug discovery technologies get a £4.5m boost
Imperial academics will lead a project to improve imaging technologies for cancer drug discovery, funded by CRUK and European partners.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.02.2020
UofG-led NHS research team part of European partnership to accelerate mesothelioma research
Researchers at the University of Glasgow and NHSGGC are set to benefit from a £5million European research award to refocus research efforts on mesothelioma, an asbestos-related, incurable cancer.

Pharmacology - Health - 27.02.2020
Intervention to help GPs identify, assess and treat patients with hepatitis C found to be effective
The first UK clinical trial to increase the identification and treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) patients in primary care has been found to be effective, acceptable to staff and highly cost-effective for the NHS.

Pharmacology - Health - 20.02.2020
WOMEN in STEM: Dr Karen Pinilla
Dr Karen Pinilla is a clinical research fellow at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre. She worked as a clinician in the breast unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital before starting her fellowship in October 2019.

Pharmacology - Health - 11.02.2020
GPs and pharmacists need to develop trusting relationships
The research, published in the British Journal of General Practice today [11 February], asked GPs and pharmacists about their views on what helps and what hinders them from working together to make the best use of medicines for patients with multiple health problems. The study found that 'knowing each other' and a good working relationship were key to working together well.

Pedagogy - Pharmacology - 28.01.2020
The Daily Mile(TM) programme can be part of schools’ work on childhood obesity prevention
A study evaluating the effectiveness of the widely used ‘Daily Mile' intervention in schools to tackle childhood obesity has found that the benefits are small, and may be greater in girls than boys.

Pharmacology - Health - 23.01.2020

Pharmacology - Innovation - 22.01.2020
Launch of Bristol: Take Drugs Seriously
A series of ground-breaking events that aim to change the way we talk about drug use, policy and harm reduction launches in Bristol tomorrow [Thursday 23 January].

Pharmacology - Health - 15.01.2020
We must be smarter about how we use antibiotics, says Imperial researcher
Not enough focus is being paid to using antibiotics more appropriately to minimise the threat of drug-resistant bugs, said an expert in a recent talk. Alison Holmes, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Imperial College London and Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, is leading a newly created centre to tackle drug-resistant infections.

Health - Pharmacology - 15.01.2020
Drug resistance is "up there with climate change" as a global threat
The threat posed by drug resistant infections should be taken as seriously as climate change, says an Imperial expert.

Health - Pharmacology - 14.01.2020
New heart disease drug to be made available to NHS patients through ground-breaking collaboration
Up to 30,000 lives could be saved over the next decade thanks to a proposed pioneering government collaboration with pharmaceutical company Novartis to tackle heart disease - a leading cause of death in the UK.

Pharmacology - Health - 13.01.2020
Project aims to improve diagnosis and treatment for patients with anaemia
Ambulatory care specialists at the University of Birmingham, with support from Vifor Pharma UK Limited (VPUK), are working to develop and implement a population based anaemia diagnosis and treatment decision support service for routine healthcare delivery.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.01.2020
Cancer researchers call for ambitious survival targets for the 2020s
The NHS should raise their five-year lung cancer survival targets to 35% by 2030, concludes a new 'state of the nation' policy report conducted by UCL.

Health - Pharmacology - 09.01.2020
First patient for Parkinson's disease trial recruited
First patient for Parkinson’s disease trial recruited
The trial, funded by a £2.1 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) , will test whether a commonly prescribed dementia drug could prevent debilitating falls for people with the disease.

Pharmacology - Health - 09.01.2020
Contaminating a fake rubber hand could help people overcome OCD
Contaminating a fake rubber hand could help people overcome OCD
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Pharmacology - Health - 19.12.2019
New MERS vaccine clinical trial starts in Saudi Arabia
The King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre (KAIMRC), in collaboration with the University of Oxford's Jenner Institute has started a Phase I clinical trial in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for a vaccine against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Health - Pharmacology - 19.12.2019
Sugar not to blame for high risk of heart disease in those at high risk for diabetes
Patients at high risk for diabetes are also at a high risk for heart disease - but not because of higher sugar levels, according to new research led by the University of Glasgow.

Pharmacology - Health - 12.12.2019
Graphene Industry Showcase comes to Manchester
![CDATA[ This week Graphene@Manchester hosted a jam-packed two-day (10-11 December) event showcasing the hottest topics in the field of graphene.

Health - Pharmacology - 29.11.2019
In Birmingham could improve outcomes for people at risk of dangerous blood clots
New University of Birmingham research funded by the British Heart Foundation could improve treatments for a potentially deadly condition that affects tens of thousands of people in the UK each year.

Health - Pharmacology - 27.11.2019
Podcast: Vaping concerns, medical detection dogs, and a visit to CERN
In this edition: We explore the possible harms of vaping, meet dogs trained to detect disease, and travel through the physics of CERN.

Pharmacology - Health - 18.11.2019
Wales to lead the way in responsible antibiotics use in veterinary surgeries
The two-year project called Arwain Vet Cymru, is led by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers Ltd (WLBP) and Iechyd Da with delivery support from Menter a Busnes and MGC and funded by the Rural Development Programme.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.11.2019
College gets infectious at November's Imperial Lates
College gets infectious at November’s Imperial Lates
From disease roulette to infection-detecting dogs, November's Imperial Lates event explored infections, deadly diseases, and our work to beat them.

Health - Pharmacology - 11.11.2019
Professor Jonathan Schott named ARUK’s first Chief Medical Officer
National dementia research charity Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK) has appointed UCL Professor Jonathan Schott as the charity's first ever Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

Health - Pharmacology - 11.11.2019
£2.5 million EU grant to help save NHS patients fighting for life
A new multi-million pound EU-funded research project could help NHS staff provide life-saving treatment to some of the country's most ill patients.

Health - Pharmacology - 08.11.2019
Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat
University of Birmingham experts joined medical professionals in India to lead work in improving care for surgical patients.
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