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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.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.06.2019
New centre to fight drug-resistant bugs through improving use of antibiotics
A new Imperial centre will pioneer research to optimise how antimicrobial drugs are used to both improve patient care and preserve antibiotics.

Pharmacology - 11.06.2019
Cause of hardening of the arteries - and potential treatment - identified
Cause of hardening of the arteries - and potential treatment - identified
Artery hardening happens to everyone as they age...but up until now we haven't known what controls this process and therefore how to treat it Melinda Duer New approach to drug discovery

Pharmacology - 21.05.2019

Health - Pharmacology - 14.05.2019
Major UK clinical trial for Group B Strep screening in pregnant women announced
A landmark clinical trial is aiming to improve the prevention of potentially life-threatening infection caused by group B Streptococcus in newborn babies in the UK.

Health - Pharmacology - 08.05.2019
Progesterone could increase live births in women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage
Research led by the University of Birmingham suggests that giving progesterone to pregnant women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could increase their chances of having a baby. The PRISM trial , funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and co-ordinated by Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit in collaboration with Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research, is the largest ever trial of its kind and involved 4,153 pregnant women who presented with early pregnancy bleeding.

Innovation / Technology - Pharmacology - 07.05.2019
’Adopt-a-hive’ scheme for schools
A leading Wales learning technology company, Aspire 2Be, is teaming up with Cardiff University to encourage school pupils to learn about the importance of bees and beekeeping.

Pharmacology - Health - 24.04.2019

Pharmacology - Health - 23.04.2019

Pharmacology - Health - 18.04.2019
University of Birmingham SCRIPT eLearning programme advocated for prescribers to ensure the safer use of medicines and reduce errors
Healthcare safety investigators advocate that all professionals responsible for prescribing use an online learning programme developed by the University of Birmingham.

Pharmacology - Health - 12.04.2019
Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out
A new rehabilitation programme which helps heart failure patients achieve better quality of life from the comfort of their own homes will now be rolled out at four NHS centres across the UK. Research has found that the Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) programme, developed by a collaboration led by the University of Exeter and the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS trust, significantly improved quality of life.

Pharmacology - Health - 12.04.2019
’Pharmabees’ to make honey cosmetics
Cardiff University is joining forces with a North Wales company to produce a new brand of natural cosmetics, Celtic Wellbeing.

Health - Pharmacology - 05.04.2019
Brexit threat to Sam's legacy in EU children's brain tumour research
A leading expert in childhood cancer is warning that life-saving changes to European clinical trials regulations that were inspired by the story of a young brain tumour patient of his, won't benefit children in the UK after Brexit.

Pharmacology - Chemistry - 29.03.2019
Raising smoking age and mapping HIV transmission: News from the College
Raising smoking age and mapping HIV transmission: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From recommendations to raise the smoking age to 21, to sequencing HIV transmission networks in Africa, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Pharmacology - Health - 29.03.2019
Collaboration helps patients’ own immune system fight cancer
New West Midlands-based research into cancer treatment will support patients who are fighting cancer in their blood and/or lymph system - especially those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.03.2019
Ground breaking pancreatic cancer trial reaches patient milestone
A ground breaking pancreatic cancer trial, which aims to match patients with more targeted and effective treatment for their tumours, has successfully recruited its 100th patient.

Health - Pharmacology - 15.03.2019
Researchers offered 'quick and easy' grants to get medical innovations started
Researchers offered ’quick and easy’ grants to get medical innovations started
A scheme is offering grants to help researchers test ideas for translating their research into new drugs, diagnostics or medical devices.

Health - Pharmacology - 12.03.2019
Evidence-based web tool aims to better inform and refine need for treatment in early prostate cancer
A new tool to predict an individual's prognosis following a prostate cancer diagnosis could help prevent unnecessary treatment and related side effects, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. We believe this tool could significantly reduce the number of unnecessary - and potentially harmful - treatments that patients receive and save the NHS millions every year Vincent Gnanapragasam The tool, PREDICT Prostate, launches today to coincide with publication in the journal PLOS Medicine of the research that underpins it.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 08.03.2019
Safer brains and mechanical hearts: News from the College
Safer brains and mechanical hearts: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From better materials for crash helmets, to a bioreactor which mimics heartbeats, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Health - Pharmacology - 05.03.2019
HRH The Duke of Sussex visits the world’s first conflict wound research centre
HRH The Duke of Sussex met scientists and clinical experts from the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust during a visit to the world's first specialist military and civilian wound research centre.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.03.2019
Funding awarded to advance treatment of skeletal disorders in children
University of Birmingham Professor Grant Stewart has received 246,993 from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and children's medical research charity Sparks to fund research into the ad

Health - Pharmacology - 28.02.2019
Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre to research rare diseases therapies
The University of Oxford and Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals have announced a new affiliation to advance therapies for rare diseases.

Pharmacology - 15.02.2019
7,000 strokes per year prevented as GPs improve diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation
Around 7,000 strokes each year are being prevented thanks to GPs more than doubling the number of patients at high risk being prescribed with drugs to prevent blood clotting, University of Birmingham researchers have found. Researchers from the University of Birmingham's Institute for Applied Health Research analysed general practice records of five million patients from 2000 to 2016 to find out how many people have a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation and how many are receiving treatment to prevent strokes.

Health - Pharmacology - 12.02.2019
1.5m funding boost for UofG diagnostics spinout
A University of Glasgow spinout which is bringing to market a fast, affordable and efficient new way to diagnose diseases has received a major funding boost.

Pharmacology - 12.02.2019
GPs and pharmacists don’t have time to involve patients in medication reviews
GPs and pharmacists struggle to find the time to involve patients in medication reviews, despite National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance advising them to do so, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care.

Health - Pharmacology - 11.02.2019
New children's research facility opens at Imperial
New children’s research facility opens at Imperial
A research facility that aims to improve the quality of life, treatment and care for children with complex diseases formally opened this month.
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