News and updates

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

Drug boosts antibiotic treatment for rare lung disease

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Pairing antibiotics with a drug that helps break down bacterial defences could make them more effective against hard-to-treat infections in patients with a rare lung disease.
Date
Wednesday 22 November 2017

Pioneering exercise programme to aid cancer patients

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Our critical care research team has been awarded £2.3 million for a new scheme providing pre-surgery exercise sessions for cancer patients in the local community, at gyms and cancer support centres, to improve their recovery after surgery.
Date
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Thursday 19th October 2017

Parents' viewing behaviours influence toddlers' sedentary screen use

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A Singapore study with the NIHR Southampton BRC has shown that parents' TV viewing habits are the strongest behavioural predictor of toddlers' excessive time in front of TV and handheld screens, posing a risk to their development and health.
Date
Thursday 19 October 2017
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