News and updates

Monday 15th April 2019

Breastmilk supplements help protect preterm baby's weight loss

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Doctors in Southampton have found an eight-week nutrient supplement for breastfeeding mums can help prevent weight loss and boost the growth of premature babies after they leave hospital.
Date
Monday 15 April 2019
Wednesday 30th January 2019

Southampton helps prevent malnutrition in critically ill across Europe

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Southampton researcher Philip Calder, as part of a panel of experts, has produced new European guidelines for medical teams on how to prevent malnutrition in intensive care patients.
Date
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Monday 21st January 2019

'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
Monday 21 January 2019
Monday 17th December 2018

Researchers develop an app to predict the risk of asthma in children

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Researchers in Southampton and the US have created an app that can predict a child's risk of asthma through six simple yes or no questions – and without the need for blood tests.
Date
Monday 17 December 2018
Tuesday 27th November 2018

Southampton doctors in world-first trial of new nose drop to fight meningitis

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Doctors in Southampton are leading a world-first trial of a new nose drop containing a type of modified 'friendly' bacteria that could help prevent meningitis and other infections.
Date
Tuesday 27 November 2018
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 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
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