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Friday 13th July 2018

Southampton's 'soft' laser therapy for cancer patients could be offered nationwide

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An NIHR funded 'soft' laser therapy pioneered in the UK by doctors in Southampton to help prevent side effects in patients receiving treatment for head and neck cancer could now be offered nationwide.
Date
Friday 13 July 2018
Monday 25th June 2018

Using mathematics to assess lung function

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Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new digital way of analysing X-ray images of lungs that could herald a breakthrough in diagnosing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other lung diseases.
Date
Monday 25 June 2018
Wednesday 13th June 2018

'Dust mite' tablet developed to treat allergic asthma in children

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Doctors in Southampton are trialling a new tablet that could reduce the effects of allergic asthma in children with a house dust mite allergy.
Date
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Wednesday 16th May 2018

Southampton researchers look at why people choose not to take part in clinical trials

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Clinical trials couldn't take place without people volunteering to take part. All doctors depend on volunteers to better understand the safety and efficiency of new treatments – without them there could be almost no research.
Date
Wednesday 16 May 2018

Researchers looking to recruit young smokers to better understand lung disease

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Researchers in Southampton are studying the timeline of lung disease in a younger smoking population to better understand how and when it develops, with the hope to improve treatment and outcomes for future patients.
Date
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Friday 13th April 2018

Exploring the impact of public involvement

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In March we (the Wessex Public Involvement Network - #WessexPIN) organised an 'Exploring the Impact of Public Involvement' workshop. Caroline, the PPI Officer for Research, shares her thoughts on the day and their upcoming Tweetchat.
Date
Friday 13 April 2018
Monday 5th February 2018

Training our immune system to fight TB

Date
Monday 5 February 2018
Wednesday 24th January 2018

Developing a new app to reduce the risk of breast cancer

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Researchers in Southampton are working with women across the region to raise awareness of the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer and develop a new app to help reduce the risk of developing the disease.
Date
Wednesday 24 January 2018
Wednesday 22nd November 2017

New genes found to increase risk of osteoporosis

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New genes potentially involved in the bone disease osteoporosis have been discovered by Southampton researchers, as part of an international study, providing potential targets for drug development.
Date
Wednesday 22 November 2017

Eating better in adulthood improves physical health in older age

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A new study by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre's Prof Sian Robinson suggests those who have healthier diets in adult life are fitter in older age.
Date
Wednesday 22 November 2017
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