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Research institutes
Reduced work absences with targeted back pain treatment
Research institutes : 18 March, 2014
Study shows that targeted treatment of back pain results in a halving of the incidences of work absences by patients
 
Health benefits of London cycling scheme
Research institutes : 19 February, 2014
A BMJ study has shown that the health benefits of using London's public cycle hire scheme outweigh pollution and injury risks
 
Discussion to be held on safeguarding children at risk
Research institutes : 14 January, 2014
Accident and Emergency records will be the focus of a discussion being held at the Anglia Ruskin University on protecting children at risk
 
Fruit fly research redefines the rules of attraction
Research institutes : 20 December, 2013
Medical Research Council studies examine the biological switch controlling pheromone responses in the brains of fruit flies
 
Study examines effect of loud music on hearing loss
Research institutes : 19 December, 2013
The Medical Research Council is kicking off a large study into the correlation between listening to loud music and hearing loss in the UK
 
MRC funded study into early anti-retroviral treatment for children in Africa
Research institutes : 04 November, 2013
Children affected by HIV in Africal could increase survival chances with earlier anti-retroviral treatment according to a new study
 
Researchers investigate perceptual awareness during anaesthesia
Research institutes : 24 October, 2013
The Medical Research Council is funding studies into levels of consciousness during different doses of anaesthesia to pinpoint accurate levels required for vulnerable patients
 
Microfluidic platform sheds light on cancer metastasis
Research institutes : 24 September, 2013
Scientists at an American university have created a microfluidic device to help understand the distribution of tumour cells through the bloodstream
 
Regenerative medicine therapy investments in the UK
Research institutes : 10 September, 2013
The UK's Medical Research Council provides details of investments being made into supporting the development of regenerative medicine therapies in the country
 
Prototype device detects early-stage malarial infection
Research institutes : 16 August, 2013
Researchers at MIT find a way to detect early-stage malarial infection of blood cells by measuring changes in the infected cells' electrical properties.
 
Mayo Clinic and Banner Health receive grant to identify early Parkinson's patients
Research institutes : 22 July, 2013
Researchers from Mayo Clinic Arizona and Banner Sun Health Research Institute are working together on a diagnostic test to identify early Parkinson's disease in patients thanks to a $152,486 grant from The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
 
New Innovation and Knowledge Centre aims to drive UK's Synthetic Biology progress
Research institutes : 11 July, 2013
A new £10 million Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) aims to boost the UK's ability to translate the emerging field of synthetic biology into application and provide a bridge between academia and industry.
 
Researchers connect allergic and autoimmune diseases to find target for cancer therapy
Research institutes : 05 June, 2013
A group of scientists from the US National Institutes of Health and Sidra Medical and Research Center discover that a gene called Bach2 may play a central role in the development of a range of allergic and autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, asthma, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, and type-1 diabetes.
 
Trifecta of Indiana life science businesses, academia and government launch bioscience research centre
Research institutes : 31 May, 2013
Cook Medical is one of several Indiana life science companies, three research universities and the state government helping launch an industry-led biosciences research centre in Indiana, USA.
 
EPSRC reveals investment plans for 15 healthcare engineering research projects
Research institutes : 08 March, 2013
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) reveals a £12.2 million investment in 15 creative engineering research projects, that can deliver major advances in healthcare.
 
Ugandan government health officials agree new Alliance with UK
Research institutes : 19 February, 2013
A Ugandan-UK Healthcare Alliance, which will help improve health care for people living in the East African country, is launched after being developed by a University of Manchester health professional.
 
Six translational research centres form alliance to accelerate global drug development
Research institutes : 23 January, 2013
Six of the world's top translational health research centres are coming together to form a new Global Alliance of Leading Drug Discovery and Development Centres.
 
Nanoparticles technology aims to offer earlier cancer diagnosis solution
Research institutes : 18 December, 2012
A new technology developed at MIT aims to help to make biomarker detection much easier with researchers, led by Sangeeta Bhatia, developing nanoparticles that can home in on a tumour and interact with cancer proteins to produce thousands of biomarkers, which can then be easily detected in the patient's urine.
 
Tissue engineering research at MIT aims to discover better ways to heal injuries and develop new drugs
Research institutes : 17 December, 2012
Much of the tissue engineering research at MIT's Institute for Medical Engineering and Science is focusing on creating tissue that can be used in the lab to model human disease and test potential new drugs.
 
New injectable gels from MIT toughen up after entering the body
Research institutes : 20 November, 2012
MIT chemical engineers have now designed an injectable gel that responds to the body's high temperature by forming a reinforcing network that makes the gel much more durable, allowing it to function over a longer period of time.
 
Merging tissue scaffold with electronic sensors improve implantable therapeutic devices
Research institutes : 28 August, 2012
A team of researchers from MIT, Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital is adding a new element to tissue scaffolds - electronic sensors.
 
Japanese researchers develop mobility system to improve the quality of life of Parkinson's disease patients
Research institutes : 28 August, 2012
Tokyo Institute of Technology's Yoshihiro Miyake and colleagues develop an innovative, non-invasive therapeutic intervention that may improve the mobility, stability, and quality of life of Parkinson's disease patients.
 
CDISC releases new Protocol Representation Model toolkit
Research institutes : 23 April, 2012
The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) is releasing the first iteration of a Protocol Representation 'Toolkit' for clinical research at the CDISC European Interchange Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.
 
Research centre for blast injury studies is launched
Research institutes : 09 December, 2011
The Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial College London is a new £8 million research centre being launched which aims to gain a better understanding of the injuries caused by roadside bombs and improve both treatment and the means of protection.
 
Multi-million pound funds agreed for two new research units in London
Research institutes : 22 August, 2011
Two NHS Trusts in partnership with Imperial College London receive multi-million pound awards to boost research and enable the development of more effective medicines, treatments and care for patients.
 
GMEC public private partnership provides framework for collaborative science
Research institutes : 15 April, 2011
The Medical Research Council (MRC), Imperial College London, King's College London and UCL are forming a partnership that will see them become equal shareholders in a newly created joint venture that assumes responsibility for the facilities and operations at GlaxoSmithKline’s Clinical Imaging Centre (CIC).
 
Imperial College London launches new School of Public Health
Research institutes : 15 February, 2011
Imperial College London is launching a new School of Public Health with the aim of addressing the major global health challenges of the 21st century.
 
Cancer treatment prototype features 3D magnetically guiding endoscope system
Research institutes : 27 January, 2011
A Taiwanese research team, led by Prof Ming-Shing Young of Department of Electrical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), develops a large-scale proactive cancer treatment system first-generation prototype which includes Frequency-Adjustable High Frequency Induction Heating Machine (HFIHM) and 3D Magnetically Guiding Endoscope System (3DMGES).
 
Imperial College London reveals new Institute of Chemical Biology
Research institutes : 17 November, 2010
Imperial College London’s Chemical Biology Centre is being reconstituted as the Institute of Chemical Biology (ICB) to join other cross-Faculty Institutes that have the task of bridging world-class research activity in the different faculties and departments within the College.
 
NTU in Singapore plans new medical school tfor raining undergraduate doctors
Research institutes : 06 September, 2010
A new medical school training undergraduate doctors in Singapore, which will award joint Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) degrees , is to be established by 2013.
 
University of Western Australia reseachers point to early treatment of tinnitus
Research institutes : 18 December, 2009
Pioneering new research funded by RNID reveals hope for the early treatment of tinnitus.
 
Imperial College opens Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology
Research institutes : 14 December, 2009
The Imperial College London Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology, which opens in December 2009, forms part of the College’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering.
 
Non-invasive electon microscopy for living tissue
Research institutes : 08 October, 2009
Researchers at MIT have developed a scheme enabling the use of electron microscopes to remotely sense objects and avoid damage to the imaged target
 
Retinal implant developed by MIT scientists
Research institutes : 25 September, 2009
Age-related macular degeneration could be treated with retinal implant linked to camera for improved vision
 
Antibody stabilisation methods developed at Argonne
Research institutes : 07 September, 2009
Argonne National Laboratory scientists have developed a way of improving antibody stability making them useful outside the laboratory and enabling improved detection and diagnostics
 
Two new powerful HIV antibodies discovered
Research institutes : 07 September, 2009
Antibodies found by AIVI associate researchers could turn out to be the Achilles heal of the virus
 
MEDICAL INNOVATION – RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Research institutes : 30 June, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Improving the lives of people living with osteoarthritis is to be the focus of a new £11 million research centre at Imperial College London.
 
Eisai opens its new European Knowledge Centre in the UK
Research institutes : 29 June, 2009
Eisai, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, opens its new 'European Knowledge Centre' (the EKC) in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
 
New MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health is launched
Research institutes : 03 June, 2009
A new £5million MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health launches at Imperial College London and King's College London, which will analyse the health of people across the UK and how this is affected by aspects of the environment in which they live and work.
 
VTT launches European research project on dietary effects of gut microbiota
Research institutes : 13 March, 2009
Finnish research organization, VTT, is launching an EU project called ETHERPATHS which aims to study the effects of dietary effects mediated by gut microbiota on lipid metabolism.
 
Imperial College patnership receives Academic Health Science Centre designation
Research institutes : 11 March, 2009
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London have welcomed the Department of Health’s formal designation of their partnership as an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).
 
Centre for NanoHealth at Swansea University receives investment boost
Research institutes : 06 February, 2009
Plans for the £21.6 million Centre for NanoHealth at Swansea University have been given the green light after more than £10 million was secured from the Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Assembly Government.
 
Blackford Analysis wins RCUK Business Plan Competition with MRI innovation
Research institutes : 20 October, 2008
The winners of the RCUK Business Plan Competition were scientists from the Blackford Analysis - Real-Time MRI Team at the University of Edinburgh.
 
ECRI Institute spotlights Patient Safety Organization (PSO) services at ASHRM conference
Research institutes : 02 October, 2008
Anticipating the release of final regulations for the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, ECRI Institute is to preview its new Patient Safety Organization (PSO) services at the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) annual conference, October 2 to 5, 2008.
 
VTT to coordinate the SmartCell EU research project
Research institutes : 19 September, 2008
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is to coordinate the four-year SmartCell EU research project that will focus on developing methods for production of valuable pharmaceutical compounds using plant cells as a production host in an effective and controlled manner.
 
Mental and physical exercise helps alleviate genetic mental impairment
Research institutes : 23 June, 2008
Australian researchers at the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne have shown that mental and physical exercise can improve coordination and movement problems in Rett syndrome, which is a genetic brain development disorder that primarily affects females.
 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research use cloned cells to destroy tumours
Research institutes : 19 June, 2008
Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have achieved the first successful use of a human patient's cloned infection-fighting T cells as the sole therapy to put an advanced solid-tumour cancer into long-term remission.
 
dMR research points the way to an early confirmation of Huntington’s disease
Research institutes : 17 June, 2008
Researchers from the Howard Florey Institute and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, have used Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (dMR), to identify extensive white matter degeneration in patients recently diagnosed with Huntington’s disease.
 
Howard Florey Institute aims to create individualised brain maps
Research institutes : 16 June, 2008
In an attempt to revolutionise diagnosis of disease and enhance the accuracy of brain surgery researchers from the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne, Australia, are developing new technology to create individualised brain maps.
 
Schepens research team identify how brain stem cells can be awakened
Research institutes : 11 June, 2008
A research team from the Schepens Eye Research Institute have identified specific molecules in the brain that are responsible for awakening and putting to sleep brain stem cells, which, when activated, can transform into neurons (nerve cells) and repair damaged brain tissue.
 
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