News and updates

Monday 16th October 2017

New pregnancy vaccine to combat virus in infants

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Women in Southampton are now able to take part in a maternal vaccine study to protect babies against a virus which can cause life threatening infections.
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Monday 16 October 2017
Thursday 5th October 2017

Omega-3 helps liver disease patients

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Omega-3 supplements have been shown to improve liver function in some patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nutrition the key to a better night's sleep in pregnancy?

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New research has found women who have more of the amino acid tryptophan in their blood are more likely to sleep better during pregnancy.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Drug helps cystic fibrosis patients battle lung infections

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Southampton research has shown that nitric oxide can greatly improve the effects of antibiotics in tackling the chronic lung infections endured by cystic fibrosis patients.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Early diagnosis could help millions with undiagnosed lung disease

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Two million people in the UK are estimated to have undiagnosed COPD, a debilitating lung disease. New research has pinpointed the barriers to getting more people diagnosed and treated earlier.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Overweight IVF mothers at greater risk of diabetes in pregnancy

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Women who are overweight and conceive by in vitro fertilisation (IVF) are twice as likely to develop gestational diabetes – making losing weight beforehand a key target for these mothers to be.
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Thursday 5 October 2017
Thursday 17th August 2017

Researchers describe how Salmonella bacteria use 'sticky' proteins to infect blood cells

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New research by Professor Robert Read into the development of Salmonella food poisoning has revealed how the bacteria get inside and hijack the body's white blood cells.
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Thursday 17 August 2017

Funding bodies commit to 'revitalise' nutrition research

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The Medical Research Council (MRC) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have responded to the findings of an important report, for which Southampton's Professor Alan Jackson was deputy chair, to address a critical need to invest in the UK's nutrition research.
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Thursday 17 August 2017

Drug improves antibiotic treatment of lung infection

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Patients with lung conditions are prone to infections that can be hard to treat with antibiotics. Now researchers have found a drug that breaks down the bacteria's protective biofilm so antibiotics can get in.
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Thursday 17 August 2017
Monday 31st July 2017

Pioneering meningitis nose drop trial planned

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Our researchers are pioneering the use of a nose drop containing a type of 'friendly' bacteria that could help prevent meningitis and other infections.
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Monday 31 July 2017
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