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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.

Health - Pharmacology - 04.11.2019

Health - Pharmacology - 04.11.2019
UofG scientists lead the way in next generation radiotherapy research
UofG scientists lead the way in next generation radiotherapy research
GLASGOW scientists have been awarded a major cash boost from Cancer Research UK to pioneer new radiotherapy technologies and techniques that could help more people survive cancer in the future.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.11.2019

Health - Pharmacology - 30.10.2019
World’s largest study into the impact of arts on physical and mental health
The world's largest ever study into the impact and scalability of arts interventions on physical and mental health has been launched by UCL and King's College London, supported by a 2m award from Wellcome Trust.

Pharmacology - Health - 25.10.2019
UK and China scientists developing new drugs to fight Tuberculosis
University of Birmingham scientists have worked with partners in Guangzhou to develop new drugs that can tackle global health epidemics, which have an impact on China's rural communities. Researchers at the University of Birmingham joined forces with their counterparts at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH) to develop a promising hit for anti-Tuberculosis therapy and initiate a drug discovery effort.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.10.2019
UCL and GOSH welcome first patients to The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children
UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) today celebrated the opening of The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, by welcoming the first patients through its doors for treatment.

Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 17.10.2019
The Power of Song: Why your doctor should be prescribing choir practice
The Power of Song: Why your doctor should be prescribing choir practice
GPs should prescribe participation in communal singing activities to patients to raise self-esteem and overcome loneliness, a tuneful event at the University of Sussex was told this week. Dr Sarah Andersen, a practicing GP and former masters' student at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School , told the Singing for Wellbeing event held at the University of Sussex that academic studies indicated significant benefits if more doctors used community choirs as part of their social prescribing.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.10.2019
Digital service launched to help oesophageal cancer patients
A new smart phone app and web portal to help oesophageal cancer patients and their carers understand and manage their journey better has been launched today by UCL, University College London Hospital (UCLH) and digital health company, Living With.

Pharmacology - Health - 09.10.2019
Sixth patient receives pioneering treatment for CJD
A sixth patient is receiving a new drug for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) developed by researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Prion Unit at UCL.

Health - Pharmacology - 03.10.2019
New partnership aims to identify new disease mechanisms and potential targets for treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
A new partnership between scientists at the University of Birmingham and global healthcare company Novo Nordisk aims to discover new treatments for people suffering from fatty liver disease.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.09.2019
Spotlight on... Dr Jane Kinghorn
This week Jane, Director of the Translational Research Office (TRO), talks about developing solutions to unmet medical needs, and new support for Early Career Researchers.

Health - Pharmacology - 12.09.2019
Pioneering data research centres to enable cutting-edge research and innovation to benefit UK patients
The University of Birmingham will play a key role in new data hubs that will enable cutting-edge research for health discoveries and aim to give patients across the UK faster access to pioneering new treatments. Led by Health Data Research UK , the hubs aim to improve the lives of people with debilitating conditions, and will link up different types of health data and make it more easily accessible and user-friendly for research, while maintaining strict controls around data privacy and consent.

Pharmacology - Health - 09.09.2019
Validates guidelines on treating patients with an underactive thyroid
A study led by the University of Birmingham provides strong support for current recommendations on treating patients with an underactive thyroid and validates latest UK and US guidelines, say researchers. The retrospective cohort study , published in The BMJ , analysed anonymous GP records of over 162,000 patients who have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism - a highly prevalent condition more commonly known as an underactive thyroid.

Health - Pharmacology - 03.09.2019
Poor diet can lead to blindness
An extreme case of "fussy" or "picky" eating caused a young patient's blindness, according to a new case report published today [2 Sep 2019] in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Pharmacology - Health - 01.09.2019
Preserved Heart Failure Trial Misses Endpoint, But Drug May Benefit Some Patients
The number of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is on the rise, and the search is on for a therapy that can improve health outcomes in this group of patients for whom no approved therapies are available.

Pharmacology - Health - 28.08.2019
New patient test could tell GPs if infections are antibiotic resistant in under two hours
New patient test could tell GPs if infections are antibiotic resistant in under two hours
A new rapid patient test which could identify whether bacteria isolated from clinical samples are antibiotic resistant in under two hours is being trialled on a range of antibiotics commonly used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Health - Pharmacology - 26.07.2019
Superbugs: A Pop-Up Science Shop (29th July - 11th August)
Ever wondered what micro-organisms are living on your skin? Drop into our interactive lab in the heart of Cardiff's busy shopping centre to find out, and you can even get pictures of them! Cardiff Un

Health - Pharmacology - 15.07.2019
Pioneering children’s cancer research role to speed up crucial clinical trials
University of Birmingham researchers are leading the way with a ground-breaking role to enable more children with the rare cancer neuroblastoma to access potentially life-saving clinical trials more quickly.

Pharmacology - Administration - 28.06.2019
Sussex Drug Discovery Centre appoints Professor Jeffrey Hill as new Director
Professor Jeffrey Hill has been appointed as the new Director of the Sussex Drug Discovery Centre ( SDDC ) within the School of Life Sciences.
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