A gene signature in the bloodstream could reveal whether someone is going to develop active tuberculosis (TB) disease months before symptoms begin. Such a signature has now been developed by a team led by the Francis Crick Institute and University of Leicester, in collaboration with BIOASTER and bioMérieux in France and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Pupils from Hazel Community Primary School in Leicester had the opportunity to ‘think and act like scientists’ in Research Space at Leicester’s Hospitals to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day on 23 May.
A study of the most influential research in asthma in the last 50 years from around the world found that the University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals asthma research team were in the top three worldwide.
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.
The NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre will be at the Industry & Academia Exchange event on 16 May 2018.