Scientists in Exeter and London have identified seven new genetic variants that could lower a person’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
An Exeter student has contributed to an international review on the effects of heat stressors in pregnancy.
Innovative new research has suggested that physical activity around the time people are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes could have long-term health benefits, improve blood glucose levels, reduce hypos and reduce the risk of complications, such as retinopathy and neuropathy.
World-renowned diabetes researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School will give prestigious talks at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2018 this week.
A PhD student from the University of Exeter has been invited to attend a prestigious worldwide event.
The Medical School passed its “health check” from the General Medical Council (GMC) with flying colours, when it officially registered the undergraduate Medicine programme.
Exeter’s Medicine students stepped up to volunteer in a wide range of support roles to help staff at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital to continue delivering high quality patient care over the severe weather period.
Pregnant women can safely exercise in warm weather and take short hot baths or saunas without risking critical elevations in body temperature that could harm their unborn child, a review has found.
People who spend time in the sea are more likely to experience stomach bugs, ear aches and other types of illness than those who do not.
A new Alzheimer’s Society roadmap has outlined the steps that must be taken on dementia prevention, diagnosis, intervention and care by 2025.
Medicine students from the University of Exeter Medical School have organised a national medical conference on women’s health.
Experts at the University of Exeter have contributed to an international report on how to bring health and the environment into global policy-making.
A new kind of antipsychotic has been found to relieve terrifying and disturbing symptoms suffered by millions of people with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have worked with researchers from Cardiff University and the Wales Kidney Research Unit to find a potential new method for preventing the process that causes scar formation in organs.
A world-leading diabetes expert today received his CBE for his work in revolutionising global diagnosis and treatment.
Experts have developed a cognitive test to detect subtle memory deficits years before Alzheimer's disease symptoms develop.
Increasing the amount of social interaction for people with dementia living in care homes to just one hour a week improves quality of life when combined with personalised care.
Four of the British Journal for General Practice (BJGP)’s top ten papers of 2017 were co-authored by University of Exeter Medical School academics.
New research has shed light on the reasons driving doctors out of General Practice.
During January 2018 world-class experts from the South West UK attended the Kick-Off meeting for the Grand Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Blue Communities Programme, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A new international report gives the clearest evidence to date on the impact of diet on brain health in older adults.
Qualified post-registration community pharmacists in the South of England can now enrol in the University of Exeter Medical School’s new Master in Clinical Pharmacy.
Exeter’s world-leading dementia research will soon be showcased at a special event in New York.
A new partnership will further research into the health benefits of the natural environment in Dorset’s communities.
Two Medicine students have contributed to research published in an international scientific journal.
An Exeter Medicine student has had her award-winning essay published in a European-wide journal.
Regular surfers and bodyboarders are three times more likely to have antibiotic resistant E. coli in their guts than non-surfers, new research has revealed.
Scientists from the University of Exeter Medical School have uncovered new insights into the genomics of diabetes through the rare case of a family where one gene is associated with two opposing conditions.
The fat of obese people becomes distressed, scarred and inflamed, which may make weight loss more difficult, research at the University of Exeter has found.
Two researchers from the University of Exeter have made a positive start to 2018 and put their New Year’s resolutions into action as they strive for success in completing an epic 350 mile cycle ride.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have launched the second phase of a national survey to help identify existing services and gaps in provision for young adults with Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder (ADHD).
Research at the University of Exeter designed to help identify patients with dementia and reduce the pressure on health services has received a generous boost of £120,000 from the Halpin Trust.
Exeter teenager Alexandra Daniels has raised over £800 to help fund respiratory research at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in memory of her grandfather.
Thousands of people in Devon have signed up to take part in high-quality research, accelerating meaningful benefits to patient health.
A group of Medicine students from the University of Exeter have organised a Christmas party to boost engagement with the arts for people living in a residential care home.
Two researchers from the University of Exeter put elf before beauty to prepare to cycle 350 miles from London to Paris for the charity Alzheimer’s Society.
Take a look at our dementia research highlights from 2017.
A large-scale international study led by the University of Exeter Medical School has discovered new genes linked to parents’ lifespan – which could one day be targeted to help prolong human life.
A local artist has worked with students from the University of Exeter Medical School to create a striking sculpture made from a humble everyday material: cardboard.
Blood pressure in the elderly gradually begins to decrease about 14 or so years before death, according to a new largescale study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health challenges of modern times – and now two world-leading academics have reported to the United Nations on how the problem can be spread through our natural environment.
Students and staff have been recognised for their outstanding achievements at the fourth University of Exeter Medical School’s annual Prizes and Awards ceremony.
Final year Medicine students have spent the summer developing their clinical skills through international work placements in locations around the world, thanks to a charity donation.
The future of high quality health research in Exeter and the South West has been boosted by announcement of the national registration of the Exeter Clinical Trials Unit.
Inspired by her own experience as a mum to a five-year-old son with autism, a dental hygienist has published new research hoping to make dental examinations less stressful for autistic children.
The dementia research charity BRACE and Kirby Laing Foundation have together awarded more than £190,000 to the University of Exeter Medical School to support cutting-edge genomic research to better understand the causes of dementia.
University of Exeter researchers among world’s ‘most influential scientific minds’, says new ranking
Leading academics from the University of Exeter – including an authority on plastics pollution – are among the world’s most “influential scientific minds”, according to a new ranking.
People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighbourhood, a study by the University of Exeter’s medical school has found.
A Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School, who is due to undergo chemotherapy, has cut off her long hair in aid of a children’s cancer charity close to her heart.
Two talented young researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School’s European Centre for Environment and Human Health, have been awarded prestigious Industrial Innovation Fellowships by the National Environment Research Council (NERC).
A Diabetes expert is recruiting hundreds of people with a recent diagnosis of the disease to an ongoing clinical trial.
People in Hong Kong aged 50 and over are being invited to join a ground-breaking online study called PROTECT, to help learn how they can maintain a healthy brain in later life.
Residents from Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth have united with businesses and academics in a project designed to improve people’s health and wellbeing in tomorrow’s homes.
A new way to rejuvenate old cells in the laboratory, making them not only look younger, but start to behave more like young cells, has been discovered by researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Brighton.
Medical Sciences students have showcased scientific posters on the work they carried out during the Professional Training Year, which gives them key research skills to prepare for their working lives.
More than a third (34%) of women with bowel cancer in England were diagnosed after an emergency hospital visit compared to less than a third of men (30%).
Climate change is already a significant public health issue and a looming global health emergency, new research shows.
People whose lives have been affected by dementia have worked with well-known professional artists to create insightful images and poems that capture some of their experiences, to form a new book.
The European Union is investing €2 million (£1.78m) to coordinate research into the complex links between oceans and human health and wellbeing.
Aspiring doctors, dentists and vets are being encouraged to try their hands at research in a student-run journal.
Low levels of physical activity and inefficient sleep patterns intensify the effects of genetic risk factors for obesity
The University of Exeter has been awarded £1.5 million by Wellcome to enable translation of findings from its world-leading research programmes into improvements in human health on a global scale.
A genetics researcher has won a prestigious award from the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG) for his work on diseases that affect the brain.
A paper involving the University of Exeter, led by researchers from the University of Bristol, has been awarded Research Paper of the Year Award 2016 from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
A group of Medical students have won a national award which celebrates Management and Leadership.
People with dementia and their carers are being invited to an interactive event which will discuss the significant benefits nature can have on their wellbeing.
Members of the public are being invited to an interactive talk, to hear more about the personal experiences of those living with dementia, and the portrayal of the condition in the media.
Skeletal images of bodies featuring protruding bones and pencil-thin limbs are being shared and promoted on social media, new research shows.
A surgeon who played an integral role in creating an artificial implant that revolutionised hip replacements worldwide has died.
The Medical Research Council is awarding more than £1 million to the University of Exeter Medical School to continue their pioneering work into how and why schizophrenia develops.
Identifying cancer links more quickly – genetics project wins European Health Award
Scientists have discovered new insights into a molecule which is part of the body’s tissue repair system, in a finding which could help treat non-healing wounds and injuries, such as diabetic foot.
A new research report calls for a change in approach in the treatment of psychosis in dementia, to find alternatives to highly damaging antipsychotics.
New research involving King’s College London and the University of Exeter has highlighted the benefits of a promising new treatment which could relieve psychosis in thousands of people with dementia related to Parkinson’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) has announced more than £500,000 in funding for researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School to advance understanding of how dementia affects the brain.
New research from the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) has revealed which mentally engaging activities best keep the brain sharp.
Five researchers at the University of Exeter have pedalled from London to Paris, raising thousands of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society.
Personalised cognitive rehabilitation therapy can help people with early stage dementia significantly improve their abilities.
A group of dedicated and intrepid dementia researchers are gearing up to cycle 350 miles to raise £12,000 for Alzheimer’s Society
New research has highlighted the scarcity of evidence on the prognosis of dementia with Lewy bodies.
New international guidelines will help ensure an accurate diagnosis and the best possible care for people with dementia with Lewy bodies.
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Five ways people can act on dementia, backed by research
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Lifestyle factors influence your risk of developing dementia. We outline how as part of our series to mark Dementia Awarness Week.
A new study is inviting people who care for someone with dementia to help investigate whether an online therapy can help carers cope with feeling of stress, anxiety or depression.
The University of Exeter will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC) with a celebratory public event at the Streatham Campus.
The Government has granted permission for the University of Exeter Medical School to train an additional 88 Medicine students each year, in a major boost to the South West.
The Medical School passed its “health check” from the General Medical Council (GMC) with flying colours, when it officially registered the undergraduate Medicine programme.
Research has discovered that low levels of the protein NPTX2 in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s may change the pattern of neural activity in ways that lead to learning and memory loss.
An Exeter researcher has just been awarded £362,337 from leading charity Diabetes UK to understand if certain genes can protect people from developing Type 2 diabetes.
Having certain genetic variants could explain why people can develop type 1 diabetes at markedly different ages, including later in life, says new University of Exeter research being presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Lisbon, Portugal (11-15 Sept).
A world-leading diabetes expert has been awarded the CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for his work in revolutionising global diagnosis and treatment.
86 per cent of teenagers have traces of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical compound used to make plastics, in their body.
Impact of wobbly bridges and sky-scrapers on human health to be tested in government-funded research centre
The impact of vibrations from very tall buildings and wobbly bridges and floors on people’s health and wellbeing is to be researched in a new £7.2 million government-funded national research facility.
University of Exeter researcher Dr Katie Lunnon has won the Early Career Investigator of the Year Award at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2017.
A team of six passionate dementia researchers from the University of Exeter are uniting against dementia and cycling 350 miles from London to Paris in a bid to raise £12,000 for the charity Alzheimer’s Society.
Large scale survey exposes severity of impending GP shortfall.
The more regularly people report doing word puzzles such as crosswords, the better their brain function in later life, a large-scale and robust online trial has found.
How to eat like a Mediterranean to reduce risk of dementia
Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life in care homes.
Alzheimer’s Society has announced today that it has committed almost £2million to the University of Exeter.
One in three cases of dementia could be potentially prevented if brain health is improved throughout life.
An estimated 46.8 million people are affected by dementia worldwide, a figure expected to double every 20 years reaching around 131.5 million by 2050.
The University of Exeter Medical School will be launching a series of training and education programmes to develop the nurses of the future.
Extensive study offers ‘definitive proof’ of improved outcomes in high-risk pregnancies.
A new study involving the University of Exeter will investigate whether spending time in green and blue spaces, such as parks and beaches, can have a positive effect on our long-term wellbeing and mental health.
GPs can be reluctant to refer patients with symptoms of bowel cancer for further investigations, a study by the Universities of Birmingham and Exeter has found.
An academic at the University of Exeter Medical School is among a trio of authors to win a prestigious book prize.
A research project that comforted thousands of people who lack a “mind’s eye” by naming their condition has been shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2017.
University of Exeter researchers hit television screens and radio speakers across the country this week, as millions of people across the UK tuned in to learn about the BlueHealth programme.
University of Exeter scientists have been commissioned by the Government to write a briefing paper on the health and wellbeing of people living in coastal cities, towns and villages.
Researchers are seeking volunteers to help study the benefits of singing groups for people with a communication disorder associated with strokes.
Young people will take part in a unique outreach project in which they will lead and participate in a scientific research project on chemicals in plastic food packaging.
Doctors who unintentionally communicate to patients that they do not believe or understand them could actually make their symptoms worse, a new study suggests.
Hilary Evans, Chief Executive of Alzheimer's Research UK, was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Exeter in recognition of her work at the helm of the UK’s leading dementia research charity.
A group of UK researchers have been awarded funding to help support coastal communities in East and South East Asia that depend on healthy and diverse marine ecosystems.
Excluding children from school may lead to long- term psychiatric problems and psychological distress, a study of thousands of children has shown.
A new study revealed that additional serious long-term health conditions, such as heart disease, can push a bowel cancer diagnosis back by up to twenty six days.
The University of Exeter Medical School will launch the first course in its Expert Series in Genomics this Autumn 2017.
A group of Exeter Medical students battled the crowds and mud of Glastonbury Festival to deliver top medical care to revellers.
University of Exeter Medical School Medicine student, Charlotte Williams, won the prestigious prize for her Medical Humanities project based on real stories of miscarriage.
New research has shown that the youngest pupils in each school year group could be at risk.
Medicine student Bogdan Chiva Giurca has met HRH The Prince of Wales to champion a new social prescribing project.
Two researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School have been recognised as rising stars in diabetes research.
Carers have spoken about the value of sharing their experiences with students and researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School.
A Medical Sciences student from the University of Exeter Medical School is travelling to Uganda this summer to help build a playground from renewable materials.
Exeter’s world-leading diabetes experts have been awarded more than £800,000 to develop a test for babies with neonatal diabetes.
Imagine walking along a South Devon beach on a lovely day. The waves are lapping on the shore, rabbits are scurrying in the undergrowth, and the bells of the local church are mingling with the calls of the seagulls.
A large research study from the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter has revealed that older people are not being referred for mental health support nearly as frequently as their younger counterparts.
An internationalisation grant has been awarded to PenCHORD – PenCLAHRC’s operational research group – to establish a research collaboration between the University of Exeter Medical School and Charusat University in India.
Admissions to hospital for asthma spike days after high pollen counts.
A team of systematic review specialists from the University of Exeter Medical School have been commissioned to conduct evidence syntheses on the organisation and delivery of healthcare.
Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a large-scale study.
The University of Exeter Medical School’s Medicine programme has moved up to 5th place in the Guardian University Guide 2018, while Medical Imaging has moved up to 6th.
Experts from the University of Exeter and the Met Office will bring their research out of the laboratory and into city watering holes, as the world's largest festival of public science talks arrives in Exeter.
Two Medicine students at the University of Exeter Medical School are behind an upcoming book that aims to empower people with cancer by sharing their inspirational stories.
Four women who rowed 8,000 miles, from San Francisco in the United States to Cairns, Australia, will share their remarkable story at a film screening at the University of Exeter on Wednesday 17 May.
The Medical School’s Medical Sciences programme has been voted Subject with the ‘Best Research Community’ at the University of Exeter Students Guild Teaching Awards.
A new study has made a major new discovery towards finding the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS), potentially paving the way for research to investigate new treatments.
An exhibition on healing will bring together people’s experiences of physical and mental mending as part of a research project.
Around one third (34%) of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency had not consulted their doctor beforehand, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published today (Tuesday) in the British Journal of General Practice.
Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new research.
83 new genetic variants that strongly influence human height have been discovered in a study.
World-leading dementia expert Professor Clive Ballard will deliver his first lecture since joining the University of Exeter.
Medicine students at the University of Exeter Medical School have travelled to Cuba to get an insight into how the country delivers high quality healthcare on a tight budget.
Rehabilitation is as important for people with dementia as it is for people with physical disabilities, according to a leading dementia expert.
A new research-backed risk assessment tool will support GPs in identifying the symptoms of bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease in patients aged under 50.
Researchers have received £2 million of funding to conduct a five year national study looking at how rehabilitation can be improved for older people with frailty following discharge from hospital.
A budding student researcher from the University of Exeter has secured third place at a prestigious poster exhibition of undergraduate research at the Houses of Parliament.
Pupils from Westcountry schools used genetic processes commonly seen in TV crime dramas to help solve the mystery of who is sabotaging Devon’s very own Bake Off.
A world expert in diabetes will deliver a lecture presented as the top international science award by Diabetes UK.
People with diabetes could benefit from digital ‘risk calculators’ in the future that help healthcare professionals prescribe the best combination of medicine for each person.
A world expert in measuring brain function will give his first lecture at the University of Exeter.
A University of Exeter researcher has just been awarded nearly £800,000 to find out why Type 1 diabetes develops in babies.
Experts are seeking volunteers to test a research-based app that aims to help users curb cravings for unhealthy foods and lose weight.
The University of Exeter is part of a pan-European partnership worth almost 30 million Euros to improve the prevention and management of Diabetic Kidney Disease.
A new questionnaire based on emoticon-style facial expressions could help teachers and others who work with children as young as four to engage them on their happiness levels in the classroom.
A revolutionary Cancer Research UK-funded project will investigate ways of bringing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests to GPs.
Study of Amish and Saudi Arabian families finds mutations in HYAL2 gene that impact development.
New research challenges previous findings that any single aspect of diet or lifestyle can be targeted to reduce the risk of obesity in adults with a high genetic risk of putting on weight.