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Health - Pharmacology - 09.06.2023
First patients enter clinical trial to improve heart failure treatment
First patients enter clinical trial to improve heart failure treatment
The first patient has undergone surgery in a landmark clinical trial which aims to improve heart failure treatment.

Health - Pharmacology - 09.06.2023
Major funding boost for cutting-edge leukaemia research
Scientists from across the UK are hoping to learn how they can better predict leukaemia (blood cancer) occurrence, as well as develop improved drug screening pathways to treat the disease, through a major funding boost worth 12million. In what represents a major investment into leukaemia research in the UK, two new projects - led by the University of Glasgow and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) - will engineer novel science and research tools to focus on understanding and predicting leukaemia and developing drugs for improved healthcare.

Health - 09.06.2023
Need for formal bereavement support in dementia care is largely underestimated
The need for grief counselling in dementia care may be substantially underestimated, according to new research led by a UCL academic.

Health - Pharmacology - 08.06.2023
UCL institute named UK's first WHO Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis
UCL institute named UK’s first WHO Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis
The UCL Institute for Global Health has been designated as a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for TB Research and Innovation.

Health - Career - 07.06.2023
UK medical students and doctors are increasingly vulnerable to financial difficulties
Medical students and doctors are at increasing risk of experiencing financial difficulty throughout their careers, with reasons ranging from illness and disability to high training costs and student debt, according to a new study led by researchers at UCL.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.06.2023
Manchester leads on research to reduce the risk of serious side-effects of cancer treatment
A research programme called Living With and Beyond Cancer (LWBC) led by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust with The University of Manchester as part of the National Institute for Health and Care Resear

Health - 06.06.2023
UK-wide trial to reduce bleeding after childbirth
A treatment strategy developed in Wales to help reduce excessive bleeding after childbirth is being expanded into maternity units across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland as part of a major trial.

Health - 05.06.2023
New algorithm sets parameters for waves of Covid-19
New algorithm sets parameters for waves of Covid-19
A method for defining different waves of Covid-19 to better understand the progression of the virus across the pandemic, has been devised by a team of scientists. The researchers from Cardiff University and the University of Oxford developed an algorithm which identifies substantial, significant, and sustained periods of increase, described as "observed waves", when applied to daily cases and fatalities of Covid-19.

Life Sciences - Health - 02.06.2023
Speaking up for the annoying fruit fly
Andreas Prokop , University of Manchester Fruit flies can be truly annoying when they are buzzing around your living room or landing in your wine. But we have much to thank these tiny nuisances for - they revolutionised biological and medical science. Flies and mosquitoes both belong to Diptera , the group of insects that have only two wings (from the Greek meaning two and pteron meaning wing).

Health - 01.06.2023

Health - Psychology - 31.05.2023
Study starts to unravel stigma around ME
Stock-photo-tired-middle-aged-woman-lying-in-bed-can-t-sleep-late-at-morning-with-insomnia-adult-lady-sick-or-2162161347.jpg Tired middle aged woman lying in bed can't sleep late at morning with insomnia. Adult lady sick or sad depressed sleeping at home. A study has thrown crucial new light on the relationship between the mental and physical health of people who suffer from three stigmatising disorders whose symptoms are not medically explained, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) - also known as ME.

Health - Pharmacology - 31.05.2023
Liver dialysis device proved safe and effective for treating severe liver failure
Liver dialysis device proved safe and effective for treating severe liver failure
The first successful in-patient trial of liver dialysis* has been completed by researchers from UCL, the Royal Free Hospital, UCL spin-out Yaqrit and their collaborators.

Health - 30.05.2023
Economic impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on ethnic minorities in Manchester
New research led by Dr Arkadiusz Wisniowski and colleagues from Social Statistics at the University of Manchester has documented the economic impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on ethnic minorities in Manchester.

Health - 30.05.2023

Health - Social Sciences - 26.05.2023
FM praises ’vital’ research being done at University of Glasgow’s new Clarice Pears Building
The University of Glasgow was delighted to welcome Scotland's First Minister Humza Yousaf to its new Clarice Pears Building today to learn more about the University's commitment to addressing health inequalities through its research and civic engagement.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.05.2023
COVID genetic clues and mathematical Fellow: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From research into genetic variants which are linked to severe COVID-19 , to an award-winning mathematician studying statistical theory and applied probability, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Health - Psychology - 26.05.2023
Imperial addiction researcher appointed to national role to tackle drug harms
Anne Lingford-Hughes has been appointed to a national role aimed at tackling addiction and improving treatment outcomes.

Health - 26.05.2023
Expecting mums and dads unready for parenthood – children experts warn
Expecting mums and dads unready for parenthood – children experts warn
Expectant mothers and fathers are being "failed" by the UK government's public health plans leaving them unprepared for parenthood, a new report has warned.

Health - 25.05.2023
Lower GCSE grades for children in families relying on food banks
Children living with long-term poverty and whose families rely on food banks are more likely to achieve lower GCSE grades, finds a report co-authored by UCL researchers.

Health - Economics - 24.05.2023
Reorienting economies to deliver health for all
Reorienting economies to deliver health for all
The World Health Organization Council on the Economics of Health for All, chaired by a UCL researcher, has outlined a bold new path to reorient economies to deliver health for all in the first-ever report of its kind.

Health - Social Sciences - 23.05.2023
Organisations must go beyond medical views on menopause to support women's professional aspirations
Organisations must go beyond medical views on menopause to support women’s professional aspirations
Western organisations can learn a lot from other cultures around supporting women experiencing menopause in the workplace. Organisations must enable mid-life women to thrive in the workplace by taking inspiration from societies such as China and Japan to encourage positive conversations around the impact of menopause, a new study reveals.

Pharmacology - Health - 23.05.2023
Trial aims to improve treatment for newborns with life-threatening sepsis
Trial aims to improve treatment for newborns with life-threatening sepsis
An international clinical trial co-led by UCL researchers will evaluate much-needed new antibiotic combinations for newborn babies with sepsis.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.05.2023
New partnership will use molecular glues to tackle ’undruggable’ disease targets
Researchers at Imperial, the Francis Crick Institute and AstraZeneca will advance the discovery of new -molecular glues- to treat a range of diseases.

Health - Psychology - 22.05.2023
Poor self-esteem and body image increase weight and poor mental health in teens
Promoting positive body image and self-esteem among children could help reduce poor mental health associated with being higher weight in adolescence. These are the findings of a study of more than 12,000 children in the UK in which researchers from Imperial College London explored the impacts of psychological and social factors on the relationship between mental health and body mass index (BMI) throughout adolescence.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.05.2023
Boost for cancer patients as Clinical Trials Unit receives millions
The search for new cancer treatments in Southampton has been given a multi-million-pound boost providing hope for people diagnosed with the disease.

Health - 19.05.2023
HCRI Professor to commence ambitious five-year project on the history of humanitarian medicine
HCRI Professor to commence ambitious five-year project on the history of humanitarian medicine
From September 2023, Prof. Bertrand Taithe will lead a group of researchers based at UoM's Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) on a new research project on the history of humanitarian medicine as a set of emergency interventions.

Health - 18.05.2023
Trial helps determine underlying causes of angina
An intensive study into the treatment of angina has found that the use of tests for small blood vessel function in the heart clarify the underlying cause of the condition. Patients referred to hospital by their General Practitioner (GP) for assessment of chest pain were invited into the study if a heart scan had ruled out blocked heart arteries.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.05.2023

Health - Pharmacology - 17.05.2023
First experts move into new world-class cancer research facility
World-leading scientists, clinicians and operational staff are now moving into a new 150m cancer research centre at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust's site on Wilmslow Road in Withington. The building is part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre - a highly successful partnership between 3 powerhouses of innovation, The Christie, Cancer Research UK and The University of Manchester - and will be one of the top cancer research centres in the world.

Health - Pharmacology - 12.05.2023
Cannabinoid-based drug trial for brain tumours begins
Patients with aggressive brain tumours may be able to take part in a new trial of a cannabinoid-based drug, coordinated by the University of Birmingham.
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