It was an honour for the NIHR Leicester BRC to be part of a large contingent invited to the Houses of Parliament by the Right Honourable Keith Vaz MP on Thursday 13 December to represent Leicester and showcase some of our collaborative work to help prevent and treat type 2 diabetes in our city at the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diabetes’ International Diabetes Summit 2018.Read More
The largest-ever genetic study of people with moderate-to-severe asthma has revealed new insights into the underlying causes of the disease which could help improve its diagnosis and treatment.Read More
A study funded by the University of Birmingham and conducted with Loughborough University has shown that regular weighing at home and simple tips to curb excess eating and drinking can prevent people from piling on the pounds at Christmas.Read More
Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the leading cause of deaths in NHS hospitals. The creation of a new specialist pneumonia intervention nurse (SPIN) service has helped to significantly reduce the number of patients dying from pneumonia in hospital, according to new research from Leicester’s Hospitals, presented at the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting today (Wednesday 5th December 2018).
Research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) taking place at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre and NIHR Leicester Clinical Research Facility could reduce the risk of death from a life-threatening aneurysm.