Research teams from the NIHR Leicester BRC are giving members of the public an opportunity to experience first-hand some of the clinical trials they run. The open afternoon is taking place on Wednesday 23 May in the Research Space at the Leicester Royal Infirmary to mark International Clinical Trials Day.
Beat SCAD, the UK charity that supports research into the rare cardiac condition, Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is urging medical professionals to learn more about the condition ahead of its third conference on Saturday 9 June 2018 from 10:00 – 17:30 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
Professors from the University of Leicester and University of Nottingham have been elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Professors Melanie Davies CBE and Martin Tobin from Leicester and Professor Ian Hall from Nottingham are among 48 of the UK’s world leading researchers to receive the distinction.
A report from the Academy of Medical Sciences points to an alarming lack of information about multimorbidity – a scenario where a patient suffers several diseases simultaneously.
The report is produced by a working group of 17 international health experts, including Professor Melanie Davies, who is the Director of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre. She is also Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester and an Honorary Consultant Diabetologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK.
A Leicester man with type 2 diabetes is urging people to do all they can to prevent being diagnosed with the condition which could potentially have “ruined his life”.
Patrick Quinn was diagnosed with the condition that is usually associated with poor lifestyle in 2014.
A team of researchers from the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University – has identified biological variations in lung tissue samples that for the first time can help identify people with mild asthma from those with moderate or severe asthma.