News and updates

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.
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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Microchip test to instantly identify sight-threatening infections

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Southampton doctors and engineers have developed a microchip that could detect dangerous eye infections in minutes, saving sight and helping fight the rise of antibiotic resistant superbugs.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
Date
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.
Date
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.
Date
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.
Date
Thursday 5 October 2017
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