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News and events
On Friday 10 February we received a visit from the Chancellor of the University of Leicester, Dame Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE.
Professor Claire Meek from the NIHR Leicester BRC is leading one of five global research projects receiving part of £1.5 million funding from JDRF, the world’s leading type 1 diabetes charity, and the Helmsley Charitable Trust to access a unique database which could help prevent type 1 diabetes.
Come and hear about health improvement research taking place here in Leicester at our Public Involvement in Health Research Event Saturday 23 March 2024 10am – 1pm George Davies Centre Lancaster Road, Leicester Meet our researchers, ask any questions you may have and find out how you can contribute to the success of these studies. …
First patient begins trial investigating new treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and Metastatic Disease to the Lung
Leicester researchers have started treatment with the first patient to the UK’s Phase 2 of a clinical trial into a treatment for mesothelioma, a lung condition which kills around six people every day in this country.
Thank you to the congregation of Green Pastures Church Health Sunday for welcoming researchers, including Dr Ruw Abeyratne (Director for Health Equality and Inclusion at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Dr Yemi Akala & our Director of Inclusion, Dr Natalie Darko, to talk about cancer research and our efforts to ensure people from all ethnicities are …
A novel approach to studying the progression of tuberculosis (TB) from infection to disease has identified and treated people at increased risk of developing the disease that current methods of testing would not. *For the full caption for this image, please see the end of this news story.
BRC researchers awarded £14 million to expand research into the prevention and management of chronic disease through physical activity
More than £14 million has been awarded to the University of Leicester, which forms part of the NIHR Leicester BRC. to expand its research into the prevention and management of chronic disease through physical activity.
Check out BBC’s Morning Live, 16 Jan 2024 from around 10 minutes in, to watch a feature on clinical trials filmed here at the NIHR Leicester BRC.
Congratulations to Dr Yemi Akala, an Early Phase Clinical Trials Fellow from Leicester’s Hospitals, who has been awarded a Cancer Research UK Clinical Trial Fellowship in collaboration with the ICR CTSU that aims to widen participation in cancer research.
Long-term exposure to current levels of UK air pollution has been found to be associated with an annual increase of up to 22 minutes of sedentary time each day, in a study published in the Journal of Public Health.
Would you like to discover new ways to engage and involve the public in your work, and your findings? Then our workshop on 26 February 2024 at College Court, the University of Leicester is for you! At this PPIE for statistical methodology research workshop: Gain insights from experienced public contributors, and medical statisticians who will …