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Health - Pharmacology - 04.02.2023
Life changing research celebrated on World Cancer Day 
The life-changing impact of cancer research done at the University is being celebrated on the first anniversary of the Leeds Cancer Research Centre.

Health - 02.02.2023
Patients want more control over how their health data are shared
More than a million people opted out of sharing their GP data when NHS Digital announced its GP Data for Research and Planning programme in 2021. This study explores why patients were so concerned and what should be done to improve confidence. This blog post is available on the Accelerate Science webpage and reproduced below.

Health - Life Sciences - 31.01.2023

Health - 31.01.2023
Almost half of young people with long COVID reported lost learning
Almost half of young people with long COVID reported lost learning
Nearly half (45%) of all young people who reported having long COVID felt they had fallen behind their classmates due to the pandemic - with almost three in five (59%) saying that they had not caught up with lost learning - according to new research involving UCL. L ed jointly by the UCL Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities (CEPEO), the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), and the Sutton Trust, the COVID Social Mobility & Opportunities (COSMO) study is the largest study examining the impacts of the pandemic on young people.

Health - Pharmacology - 31.01.2023
University of Glasgow to lead international effort to advance cancer care and research
A team of experts from the University of Glasgow will lead a new international effort to improve cancer control and reduce global health inequalities.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.01.2023
TV zombie fungus highlights real world threat of fungal pathogens
TV zombie fungus highlights real world threat of fungal pathogens
Hit TV show The Last of US follows on from an outbreak of a fictitious fungi, but Imperial experts are among those battling very real fungal diseases.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.01.2023
Three quarters of UK parents support routine chickenpox vaccine for children
Three quarters of UK parents support routine chickenpox vaccine for children
Almost three quarters of UK parents would support a chickenpox vaccine being added to the childhood vaccination schedule, finds new research led by UCL and Keele University. The research team, led by Professor Helen Bedford (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) and Dr Sue Sherman (Keele University), surveyed nearly 600 parents on their attitudes towards a varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, including whether it should be routinely offered to all children, and whether they would be likely to accept it for their child.

Career - Health - 30.01.2023
Effect of economic turbulence on the experience of work to be investigated in study
The experiences of workers will be investigated as part of a major survey led by Cardiff University and funded mainly by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Health - 27.01.2023
Earwax removal no longer available at GP surgeries - leaving many struggling to hear
Each year, more than 2 million people in the UK have troublesome earwax that needs to be removed. However, more people are finding that this service is no longer being provided at their GP surgery.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.01.2023
£2.2m for Glasgow Cancer Centre to help find new treatments
The development of new cancer treatments in Scotland is to receive major funding, providing future hope for people diagnosed with the disease.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.01.2023
Tackling infections that pass from animals to humans
The next generation of scientists will be better able to predict, detect and control viruses that jump from animals to humans thanks to major new funding.

Life Sciences - Health - 24.01.2023
Gero Miesenböck awarded 2023 Japan Prize
Gero Miesenböck awarded 2023 Japan Prize
Professor Gero Miesenböck , The Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics' (DPAG)  Waynflete Professor of Physiology and Director of the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, is one of two s

Health - Pharmacology - 23.01.2023
Major funding for Manchester will help find new cancer treatments
The search for new cancer treatments in Manchester is to receive a major funding investment of up to £3m, providing future hope for people diagnosed with the disease.

Pharmacology - Health - 19.01.2023
New precision therapy for bile duct cancer extends patients' lives
New precision therapy for bile duct cancer extends patients’ lives
A new personalised cancer treatment can radically improve the outlook for some patients with bile duct cancer, finds an international multicentre trial involving researchers at UCL and University College London Hospitals NHS Trust (UCLH).

Health - Psychology - 19.01.2023
Poor mental health doubled likelihood of experiencing financial hardship during pandemic
Poor mental health doubled likelihood of experiencing financial hardship during pandemic
Up to one in five adults with a history of poor mental health reported they were 'much worse off' financially a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to one in ten of those who had never had psychological problems in adulthood, according to a new study by UCL researchers.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.01.2023
Imperial-CNRS-Lille project to ’fast-track’ treatments for metabolic diseases
Imperial, France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Lille are setting up a major project into metabolic diseases. Diseases linked with metabolism, such as diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and obesity affect millions of people around the world. This new collaboration will aim to 'fast-track' treatments for these conditions.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.01.2023
Experimental cancer therapy research continues at Birmingham
Experimental cancer therapy research continues at Birmingham
New and innovative ways to detect and treat cancer being trialled at Birmingham are to receive renewed funding from Cancer Research UK and the NIHR.

Veterinary - Health - 16.01.2023
The Royal Veterinary College calls for dogs with autoimmune diseases to take part in observational study to improve canine wellbeing
The Royal Veterinary College calls for dogs with autoimmune diseases to take part in observational study to improve canine wellbeing
Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are inviting pet owners with dogs who have a newly diagnosed autoimmune disease to take part in an observational study to better understand the prognosis and help improve the wellbeing of those diagnosed in the future. The practitioner researchers, led by Dr Barbara Glanemann and Dr James Swann at the RVC, have created an observational registry to collect information about dogs who have recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.01.2023
Testing wastewater for Covid-19 and communicable diseases
Testing wastewater for Covid-19 and communicable diseases
Wastewater monitoring for levels of Covid-19 in Wales have been expanded to include observation of the levels of communicable diseases and antimicrobial resistance in hospital wastewater.

Health - Psychology - 12.01.2023
Group course can be standard treatment for anxiety and depression, trial finds
The first ever trial of a revolutionary group approach to anxiety and depression has shown it is no less effective than the one on one sessions thousands of people receive on the NHS every day.

Health - 12.01.2023
Urgent need to address ’regulatory void’ for online gambling across Sub-Saharan Africa - new study
As online gambling apps proliferate, a new study calls for rapid action from policymakers to safeguard citizens and protect public health in Africa. Governments across Sub-Saharan Africa are struggling to keep pace with the mass expansion of gambling, brought about through online technologies and smartphone apps, say the authors of a new study funded by the British Academy and Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Health - Innovation - 12.01.2023

Health - Social Sciences - 11.01.2023
Sixteen US cities in National Cardiff Violence Prevention Network
Sixteen cities across the USA are supporting the implementation of a UK model for tackling violence.

Health - 10.01.2023
New year, new you? Take part in the University of Bath's latest health study
New year, new you? Take part in the University of Bath’s latest health study
Physiologists at Bath are looking for local volunteers to participate in a new study about the health impacts of intermittent fasting.

Health - 09.01.2023
New simple method to diagnose adrenal insufficiency reduces need for hospital tests by up to 70 per cent 
A new study led by the University of Sheffield in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust using saliva rather than blood to test for adrenal insufficiency offers significant improvements for patients and less hospital tests.

Health - Innovation - 06.01.2023

Health - Life Sciences - 06.01.2023
Scars mended using transplanted hair follicles in Imperial College London study
Scars mended using transplanted hair follicles in Imperial College London study
Researchers have found that hair follicle transplants can promote scar rejuvenation by altering their architecture and genetic makeup. In a new study involving three volunteers, skin scars began to behave more like uninjured skin after they were treated with hair follicle transplants. The scarred skin harboured new cells and blood vessels, remodelled collagen to Our findings lay the foundation for exciting new therapies that can rejuvenate scars and restore the function of healthy skin.

Health - Pharmacology - 06.01.2023
New simple method to diagnose adrenal insufficiency shaping way for improving the health of those affected   
A new study led by the University of Sheffield in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust using saliva rather than blood to test for adrenal insufficiency offers significant improvements for screening patients The research shows how the new testing methods can make diagnosis more efficient at reduced cost The tests are being implemented in clinical practices in Sheffield and will be rolled out across the NHS A study in

Health - Pharmacology - 04.01.2023
First UK proton beam therapy trial for breast cancer launches
Cambridge researchers are jointly leading the first UK trial to test the benefits of proton beam therapy for certain patients with breast cancer.

Health - 03.01.2023
Huge extent of fungal disease in India
Over fifty million Indians are affected by serious fungal disease, 10% of which are from potentially dangerous mould infections researchers from India and Manchester have shown.

Health - 03.01.2023
Tony Redmond OBE steps down as UK-Med Chair
UK-Med, the frontline medical aid charity based at The University of Manchester, has announced that founder Professor Tony Redmond OBE has stepped down as Chair after 29 years in the role, to be replaced by former GP and advisor on quality and standards to the Department of Health, Sir John Oldham.

Health - Pharmacology - 03.01.2023
Trial of innovative CAR-T blood cancer treatment expanded
A clinical trial of a personalised therapy for blood cancer, led by researchers at UCL and University College London Hospitals, has been expanded enabling new groups of patients with a wider range of blood cancers to now receive the treatment. The new type of CAR T-cell therapy - where a patient's own immune system is 'reprogrammed' in order to fight their cancer - has already been  shown to have promise  for adult patients with a type of blood cancer called relapsed B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (B-ALL).

Health - Pharmacology - 31.12.2022

Health - Social Sciences - 31.12.2022

Health - Campus - 30.12.2022

Health - Pharmacology - 29.12.2022
6 amazing scientific achievements at Imperial in 2022
From exploring magic mushrooms to answering COVID-19 questions, here are some of Imperial's biggest findings this year: Psilocybin "opens up" the brains of people with depression Psilocybin, the psychedelic component of magic mushrooms, was shown in April to increase brain connectivity in people with depression.
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