News and updates


Omega-3 helps fight obesity-related disease

New research shows omega-3 supplements could help lower the risk of diseases associated with obesity, like type 2 diabetes, liver disease and heart disease.

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New smartphone app for arthritis patients

We are testing a prototype app that uses mobile phones’ movement detectors to track the daily activity and joint pain of rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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Surgeons trial new drug to help brain haemorrhage patients

Surgeons in Southampton aim to improve outcomes for brain haemorrhage patients in the trial of a new drug based on an antioxidant found in broccoli.

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Nurses' winnings spent on toys for children with complex needs

Our paediatric research nurses have chosen to use their £2000 Hospital Heroes award to make the children’s area a more welcoming and interesting place for children with complex needs.

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Exploring patients' views about whole genome testing

Research at the facility is investigating what participants think about genomic testing and their experience of taking part in the NHS’s world-leading project to sequence 100,000 genomes.

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Jay Self with patient in clinic

Children with ‘wobbly eye’ disorder struggle to recognise faces

A new Southampton-led study shows that children with the eye movement disorder nystagmus may have greater difficulty recognising faces than other things.

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Hospital Heroes 2015 winners

CRF nursing team wins hospital heroes award

Our paediatric research nurse team has won the Hospital Heroes clinical impact award for delivering a new meningitis vaccine for children.

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