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.
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.
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.
The reasons why children and young people with type 1 diabetes from ethnic minority groups or living in low socioeconomic areas are less likely to use the diabetes technology that could change their lives is the focus of a new study.
UK-born UK healthcare workers more likely to report multiple long-term health conditions than those born overseas
UK healthcare workers born in the UK are significantly more likely to report having multiple long-term health conditions than migrant UK healthcare workers, according to a study published in BMC Medicine.
More than 100 people were the first to hear the very latest developments into the genetic basis of respiratory health conditions at a recent scientific event in Leicester.
Would you like to learn more about developments in cancer care helping patients at University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust? Then please join us at the UHL Cancer Conference (online). Friday 1 December 1pm – 4.30pm.
Software created from ‘building blocks’ could incorporate artificial intelligence, supporting medical staff with workflow and disease management, study finds
New ‘building-block’ approaches to the creation of digital tools which include data and artificial intelligence could play a key role in improving the running of hospital wards and disease management, according to the findings of new research.
Leicester study warns of dangers of non-adherence after finding that 45% of kidney patients had not taken their medication as prescribed
When patients suffering from chronic health conditions don’t take their medicine as prescribed it can lead to unnecessary interventions and poor outcomes.
A new study has identified over 100 genes linked to thyroid hormone levels, shedding light on the causes of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism (underactive and overactive thyroid).
Research suggests cholesterol-lowering drugs could be repurposed as treatment in breakthrough for patients The first drug treatments for deadly aneurysms in the body’s largest blood vessel could be on the horizon, according to research led by researchers from the NIHR Leicester BRC.