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.
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.
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.
Admissions to hospital for asthma spike days after high pollen counts.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
World-leading dementia expert Professor Clive Ballard will deliver his first lecture since joining the University of Exeter.
Large scale survey exposes severity of impending GP shortfall.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Exeter will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC) with a celebratory public event at the Streatham Campus.
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.
83 new genetic variants that strongly influence human height have been discovered in a study.
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.
The University of Exeter’s Provost, Professor Janice Kay, has been awarded a CBE for her services to higher education in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.
A Senior Research Fellow and physiotherapist at the University of Exeter Medical School has been honoured with an MBE in the New Year 2017 Honours List.
A professor who was one of the first in the country to investigate the links between the environment and human health has been awarded a CBE for his work.
Researchers have found evidence that could shed new light on the complex community of trillions of microorganisms living in all our guts, and how they interact with our bodies.
The majority of teachers and support staff lack the time and training they need to support students who self-harm, according to a new report co-led by the University of Exeter.
Historians, literary scholars, social scientists and medical experts will work together to tackle some of the world’s most pressing public health issues as part of a new £4m research centre at the University of Exeter.
The UK fact sheet for the ICARE4EU project – part funded by the European Commission, has been published this month.
An expert in medical education has been awarded the prestigious President’s International Medal.
Outstanding students and staff based in Exeter and Truro have been recognised for their commitment and academic excellence at the University of Exeter Medical School’s annual Prizes and Awards ceremony.
An Exeter research facility which puts people at its heart has received nearly £6 million in funding over the next five years.
The University of Exeter is part of a newly awarded £19 million doctorial training partnership programme with industry leaders.
Enabling people with dementia to maintain control of the decisions surrounding their care is key to avoiding isolation, according to a new report by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Experts at the University of Exeter will join forces with 15 other organisations worldwide to drive action on climate change given potential “catastrophic risk to human health”.
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Experts in dementia and those affected by the emotional experience of having a loved one with the condition will join an award-winning cartoonist to discuss the care and support available for those with memory loss at an event today.
Globally-renowned dementia and ageing expert Professor Clive Ballard is now in post as the new Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter Medical School.
Astronaut Dr Michael Barratt has signed up to support the Extreme Medicine teaching team, which will help train doctors on how to practice high-quality Medicine, even in space.
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, has delivered the latest in the University of Exeter’s ‘Exeter Lecture’ series.
Two Medical students at the University of Exeter Medical School will bring National Pathology Week 2016 to Exeter through a series of events to engage everyone from clinicians to children.
The University of Exeter’s new dedicated unit to facilitate and conduct clinical trials in health research will officially launch next month.
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.
Students at the University of Exeter Medical School have joined forces with their peers from the universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Plymouth to launch a new journal that showcases original research.
The University of Exeter has more than doubled the amount of research funding it receives from Research Councils UK (RCUK), bucking the trend for falling government investment in research in the university sector.
Scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School were part of genetics research which could help explain the legend of giants in Irish folklore.
Experts in medical education from across the world will gather in Exeter this month, to discuss how to ensure assessments in training produce safe, responsible doctors.
New research finds genetic differences that help to explain why some babies are born bigger or smaller than others.
Physical activity in natural environments, or ‘green exercise’, is estimated to provide health benefits of £2.2 billion a year to the English adult population.
The University of Exeter Medical School will be launching a series of training and education programmes to develop the nurses of the future.
New research presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Munich, Germany (12-16 September) shows that environmental and lifestyle factors have greatest effects on obesity in those who also carry the most obesity genes.
A medical student’s dedication and life-saving first aid skills have won him the St John’s Ambulance Volunteer of the Year award.
Ground breaking research shows teens burn up to 500 less calories in puberty
A world-leading diabetes expert at the University of Exeter Medical School has won a top international Diabetes prize in recognition of his research and its worldwide impact on patient care.
A gas that was formerly known for its noxious qualities could help people with diabetes recover from heart and blood vessel complications.
An international study has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function in schizophrenia.
A charity has made a generous donation of £10,000 to support Medicine students at the University of Exeter Medical School in essential specialised training.
A student with close ties to Bangladesh has just returned from a research mission to raise awareness of the damaging culture of child marriage.
Dementia researchers have been awarded £91,500 to purchase a new laser to create a state-of-the-art microscope, transforming their ability to image the brain.
Ground-breaking diabetes research and treatment in Exeter will feature in a BBC documentary to air on Radio 4 this week.
The longer our parents lived, the longer we are likely to live ourselves, and the more likely we are to stay healthy in our sixties and seventies.
Two programmes at the University of Exeter Medical School have ranked in the top ten nationally for student satisfaction.
Luke Treharne is making full use of his gap year – he is currently in Rio as part of the Team GB rugby sevens squad.
People feeling low or depressed are being offered the opportunity to take part in a study exploring the effectiveness of a simple new therapy online.
Research investigating the reasons behind a rise in ambulance call-outs in the South West is already being used by a local ambulance service trust.
Researchers are urging people who experienced the 1976 drought to share their stories of how they coped during the most severe water shortage in living memory.
A simple and inexpensive therapy is equally as effective at treating depression as the “gold standard” of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Getting regular exercise can lower the risk of cognitive decline and can even change our brain structure.
A group of Exeter Medical Students delivered top medical care at Glastonbury Festival.
Scientists in Exeter are inviting the public to a free meeting on Wednesday 6 July to discuss current dementia research.
Researchers at the Medical School have won a prestigious international award for outstanding research in health technology assessment.
Two Exeter teams have been shortlisted for the prestigious Nursing Times Awards.
Families affected by rare conditions or cancer across the South West are having their genomes sequenced as part of a national research bid.
Medical School staff were involved in PenCLAHRC’s Patient-Initiated Clinic (PIC) project team.
Female academics from the University of Exeter, the Met Office and beyond will tackle some of the world’s biggest questions in a fun and engaging way when Soapbox Science hits the streets of Exeter.
The University of Exeter’s Medical School’s Medicine programme has secured a UK top 10 position in this year’s Guardian rankings.
Exercise is associated with a longer life in patients with heart failure, according to research by the University of Exeter Medical School.
The University of Exeter has reinforced its position amongst the leading universities both nationally and internationally, according to the latest influential global rankings.
Masters programme to equip healthcare professionals to practise medicine in the world’s most remote and challenging environments has been launched.
A new research project sets out to understand why some GPs are leaving their jobs to take early retirement or career breaks.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has recognised another researcher at the University of Exeter Medical School.
The diverse research projects undertaken by PhD students at the University of Exeter Medical School was celebrated at a dynamic showcase and networking event last week.
Experts from the University of Exeter and the Met Office will bring their research out of the laboratory and into city watering holes.
Two Exeter teams have been recognised for excellence in healthcare and research at the coveted British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards in London on 5th May.
Researchers from the University of Exeter will appear on BBC Two’s flagship science strand Horizon this week.
Two talented researchers from the University of Exeter have each been awarded £100k to further their work.
Health researchers are working to bring together people who have communication problems caused by aphasia.
The largest meta-analysis so far of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for recurrent depression has found that MBCT is an effective treatment option.
For Julia Ogden, raising her beloved autistic son can be like bridging the gap to an alien world, one that can be difficult to navigate and interpret.
A pioneering new research centre will celebrate its official launch this month.
A clinical study evaluating a new hypothesis that an inexpensive drug with a simple treatment regimen can prevent type 1 diabetes has been launched in Dundee.
The world leading Exeter team that research diabetes diagnosis and treatment has ratcheted up a string of prestigious international awards.
The University of Exeter Medical School is co-hosting an international knowledge-sharing conference with its partner in Ethiopia on April 15.
New research has found that genes in the brain that play a crucial role in behavioural adaptation to stressful challenges are controlled by epigenetic mechanisms.
Blood pressure differences between each arm can signal an increased risk of dying of heart disease, even in healthy people, a new large-scale study has found.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are involved in a major European £13.3 million funding initiative which aims to unpick the biological reasons underlying social withdrawal.
A University of Exeter Medical School student has presented his research at a prestigious event in Vienna.
An exciting research initiative culminates at the Eden Project this week, with the opening of a new exhibit in the attraction’s outdoor gardens.
The University of Exeter has been named as the latest site to deliver Health Education England’s Masters programme in Genomic Medicine.
Being overweight or obese in pregnancy causes babies to be born larger, according to new research.
University of Exeter research which can help people living with early-stage dementia to manage their everyday lives and remain independent will be showcased by politicians at the House of Commons.
A joint project between the University of Exeter Medical School and Physics department has awarded its first Doctor of Medicine (MD).
Children from Devon, Dorset and Somerset got hands-on in University laboratories as they used genetic processes commonly seen in TV crime dramas to help solve a mystery.
Two University of Exeter Medical School scientists have won prestigious awards from the national charity Diabetes UK.
Young people who self-harm only seek emergency hospital care as a last resort due to a deep sense of shame and unworthiness, a study at the University of Exeter has found.
Scientists at the University of Exeter have found the most robust evidence yet that simply being a shorter man or a more overweight woman leads to lower chances in life, including a lower income.
A medical student who has embraced a wide range of roles is celebrating winning the University of Exeter Medical School’s Quintiles Women in Science Award ahead of International Women’s Day.
Healthcare and research leaders gathered to celebrate the official opening of a £10.5 million new facility that is fostering excellence in clinical research and education.
People who perceive dementia symptoms as an illness feel more negative than those who see it as an inevitable part of getting older, a new study indicates.
Undergraduate medical scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School gained a valuable insight into the workplace during a week-long placement at pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.
Research into views on whether doctors should be fully registered to practise on graduation has highlighted scope for improvements in the medical education training system.
The University of Exeter Medical School has led another successful trip to the University of Wollega Medical School in Ethiopia, strengthening the relationship between the two schools.
The University of Exeter has received a slice of £23.2 million in Government funding for cutting-edge medical research to ensure academics can work with industry and that their research transforms medical care.
A University of Exeter Medical School student was invited to the Houses of Parliament to showcase his research as part of The British Conference of Undergraduate Research.
Children who are diagnosed with diabetes before the age of seven develop a more aggressive form of the disease than that seen in teenagers, new research has revealed.
People who have had a stroke in Devon are receiving faster and more effective treatment thanks to research that has used the latest advances in computer simulation.
A new €6 million research project launches this month, aiming to shed light on how coasts and rivers affect the health of populations across Europe.
Three graduates from the University of Exeter have received funding for their new and innovative online medical revision service.
Mating with a large number of partners may not be as good an indicator of success as it appears, new research has shown.
The University of Exeter Medical School has received a £1 million donation from The Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation.
A University of Exeter Medical School Professor is involved in a project to bring together specialists to find solutions to improve mental health services for school children across the country.
A world-renowned expert in diagnostic test evaluation will come to Exeter in March as a Visiting International Academic Fellow at the University of Exeter Medical School.
Study to look at the influence of Asian parents on their young adult child’s body dissatisfaction levels and disordered eating in Singapore.
A major study, involving researchers from the University of Exeter, has launched aiming to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.
New research has revealed how disease-associated changes in two interlinked networks within the brain may play a key role in the development of the symptoms of dementia.
Research into Ménière’s Disease is getting a big boost this week, with the release of a newly updated tool to record and analyse symptoms.
Six University of Exeter academics appear on a list of the world’s most influential scientific minds that is published this week.
A University of Exeter- led study has been ranked as among the most shared and discussed academic research of 2015.
A University of Exeter scientist has been awarded a Distinguished Investigator Award by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, a US charity that funds research into the causes of mental illness.
A Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter Medical School has been awarded a Fellowship from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in recognition of her excellence in research, education and partnership working.
Members of Parliament and Lords are likely to live far longer than the UK average, according to research involving the University of Exeter.
Researchers have used a new technique to ensure research findings in the field of nature conservation are more visible and accessible.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed a new practice resource for local authority public health teams in England, which will help them take action to prevent suicides in public places.
Scientists from the University of Exeter have joined forces with storytellers to explore the link between sleep and fiction in a new book about the science of sleep.
A free online course led by world-renowned experts at the University of Exeter will offer participants the opportunity to explore how developments in the field of genomics are transforming knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes.
The University of Exeter Medical School has recognised some of its most outstanding students for their commitment and academic excellence at its annual Prizes and Awards ceremony.
The University of Exeter Medical School has celebrated 20 years of molecular genetics research.
An international research collaboration has shed new light on how DNA sequence variation can influence gene activity in the developing human brain.
A budding student researcher is among the first from Exeter to secure a prestigious undergraduate placement at the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company.
The crucial issue of how to tackle the challenge of dementia across the global community will be discussed by leading experts in the field, at a special event in San Francisco.
Researchers at University of Exeter have developed a new test to help diagnose diabetes, which they say will lead to more effective diagnosis and patient care.
The first report on the mental health of young people between the ages of two and 19 will involve an expert researcher from the University of Exeter Medical School.
A team from the University of Exeter and PenCLAHRC have been awarded a grant of £285,000 to carry out a study aiming to improve ways to support children.
Experts from across the South West will come together to discuss issues around weight loss management in the region.
One of the world’s most pioneering and influential developmental geneticists has been appointed as the inaugural Director of the University of Exeter’s Living Systems Institute.
New guidance released this week aims to help authorities make better evidence-based decisions about health and social care.
The University of Exeter has cemented its position among the very best universities in the world for Life Sciences.
Professor Lora Fleming received the prestigious Bruun Medal last week, recognising her outstanding work in the field of oceans and human health.
A leading Professor at the University of Exeter has been recognised by receiving the most prestigious European award in her field.
The University of Exeter is looking to build on its success in the Times Higher Education world university rankings and Research Excellence Framework, by offering over 100 funded PhD studentships for 2016 entry.
New research has shed light on the molecular changes that occur in our bodies as we age.
A nurse training initiative developed by a team at the University of Exeter Medical School and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital to improve diagnosis of monogenic diabetes has won a national award for its contribution to diabetes care.
Diabetes UK funds research into insulin awareness to help diabetes suffers better recognise hypos
Cornwall’s Unitary Authority status and potential for devolved budgetary powers puts it in prime position to make the radical and urgent changes required to make healthcare sustainable and fit for purpose in the 21st Century.
An international study of nearly 70,000 women has identified more than forty regions of the human genome that are involved in governing at what age a woman goes through the menopause.
South West patients with long-term health conditions are getting to see health experts when they need to, in an exciting project driven by research.
A research paper published in 2014 by the University of Exeter, working with researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care and Cambridge University, has won Research Paper of the Year Award 2014 from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Rugby players take note: drinking high nitrate beetroot juice improves both sprint performance and decision-making during prolonged intermittent exercise such as rugby and football, according to scientists from the University of Exeter.
Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) announces funding to University of Exeter Medical School’s Professor Lorna Harries for diabetes research project
The Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) has announced funding for a diabetes research project to be led by University of Exeter Medical School’s Professor Lorna Harries.
Professor Sir John Tooke presents a future vision for healthcare in the 2015 Duchy Health Charity President’s Lecture.
If counting sheep is an abstract concept, or you are unable to visualise the faces of loved ones, you could have aphantasia – a newly defined condition to describe people who are born without a “mind’s eye”.
A new research project will unite police and researchers to increase evidence-based knowledge, skills and problem solving approaches within policing.
Over a 10 year period, the time that babies receive genetic testing after being diagnosed with diabetes has fallen from over four years to under two months.
An exciting new partnership in Cornwall is hoping to use academic research to inform the management of the county’s world-class natural habitats.
People who spend time watching aquariums and fish tanks could see improvements in their physical and mental wellbeing, according to new research published in the journal Environment & Behavior.
An outstanding diabetes expert at the University of Exeter Medical School has been recognised through a prestigious Royal Society prize.
Pupils from across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset have gained a valuable insight into medical education in a scheme which aims to boost university applications.
On the 13th July, technical staff from all over the University gathered for our first ever technical services conference. This was designed with a particular focus on staff development and offered short training sessions in everything from wellbeing to research sustainability.
A major Wellcome Trust study to assess whether mindfulness training for teenagers can improve their mental health launches today.
Professor Michael Depledge, one of the University’s leading academics, will be elected as an Honorary Fellow to the Royal College of Physicians later today [8th July 2015], at a special ceremony in London.
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.
But more robust research is needed to identify best approach.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has recognised researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School as being among the most outstanding health researchers in the UK.
Research by the University of Exeter has helped underline new national guidelines to help GPs diagnose cancer earlier, and save lives.
Students and staff have returned from the first of a series of six trips to Ethiopia, in a scheme designed to share knowledge and experience.
World Ocean’s Day --- Scientists in Cornwall are about to begin an innovative study that will shed light on how surfers exposed to human sewage and diffuse pollution in seawater might be affected by antibiotic resistant bacteria.
The University of Exeter Medical School has been ranked best in South West England in the influential Guardian University Guide 2016, which saw the University as a whole ranked at number nine.
New research conducted in a rural community in Pakistan highlights the crucial role that essential fatty acids play in human brain growth and function.
A unique soundscape created through interpreting the sounds of bacterial molecules in the human body will form part of a new exhibition at the Eden Project.
More than half a million pounds of new cutting-edge research which aims to advance us towards a dementia cure and improve dementia care has been awarded to the University of Exeter Medical School by Alzheimer’s Society.
The public will be invited to get involved with medical research and show their love for scientific advances during an event in Exeter to mark International Clinical Trials Day.
A festival which pulls science out of the lab and into the pub is coming to Exeter for the first time.
A new research centre will bring together experts in a diverse range of fields to tackle some of the greatest health issues of our time – and the public are being invited to get involved.
Patients receiving care from commercial providers of out-of-hours care report poorer ratings of care when compared with not-for-profit or NHS providers, a new study has shown.
Top 10 UK and best in the South West - University of Exeter subjects on the rise in Complete University Guide 2016
The University of Exeter has reinforced its position as one of the leading universities in the country, according to an influential league table.
New research has indicated that obesity in children has quite different causes at different ages.
Referring patients with unexplained swollen neck glands for specialist investigations could help to avoid some of the thousands of deaths each year from lymphoma, a type of cancer.
A six-year-old boy and his mum and dad today became the first family in the South West to take part in ground-breaking DNA research at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E), with support from the University, to help fight rare health conditions.
The University added an additional award to its Athena SWAN tally this year with a Bronze for the Biosciences department at Exeter.
A dramatic overhaul to a former hall of residence at St Luke’s has created a modern, high quality research and education facility on the University’s campus.
Sleep disorders are common and fascinating – but neglected. Having a sleep disorder can affect every aspect of life. Now a conference will give an insight into what causes these disorders and how they can be treated.
Scientists in Cornwall are making a final appeal for people to take part in research that will shed light on the health effects of marine pollution.
An insight into the wide range of research taking place at the University of Exeter Medical School’s Institute of Health Research will be on offer at a series of inaugural lectures which are open to all.
Recreational users of coastal waters such as swimmers and surfers are at risk of exposure to antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to new research published this week.
Two rising research stars at the University of Exeter Medical School have been awarded prestigious Sir Henry Dale Fellowships.
Scandal has erupted on Devon’s sporting scene as previously unknown athletes smash all known records. Police call on the only team who can scrutinise the mysterious yeast found in their bags: The X-Men in White.
A leading light in genetic diabetes research has been awarded a prestigious national award for outstanding scientists.
The wide range of research projects undertaken by PhD students at the University of Exeter Medical School was celebrated at a dynamic showcase and networking event.
The incidence of prostate cancer among men of Afro-Caribbean origin is higher than in white men, they are more likely to be diagnosed as emergencies and their mortality rates are higher. Until now it has been unclear why these disappointing outcomes exist.
A new nationwide online and telephone service that helps people in the South West of England to take part in dementia research studies is now live.
Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment.
People living close to the coast in England have higher vitamin D levels than inland dwellers, according to a new study published in the journal Environment International.
Alzheimer’s Society has announced the launch of a new dementia-focussed Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Exeter. The centre will support eight PhD students to investigate the effect of dementia on the brain’s neural networks.
New research by scientists at the University of Exeter and King’s College London has made significant progress towards understanding the complex process of prenatal human brain development.
A gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive odour could one day form the basis of new cardiovascular therapies.
Doctors who unintentionally communicate to patients that they do not believe or understand them could actually make their symptoms worse, a new study suggests.
The University of Exeter has awarded an honorary degree to Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice at the Care Quality Commission and Chairman of the National Inclusion Health Board.
A new £1.2million grant from the Natural Environment Research Council is hoping to boost our understanding of how pollution can promote antibiotic resistance.
A high quality new student study centre is now in use in Giraffe House, part of the ongoing South Cloisters redevelopment.
Research at the University of Exeter Medical School has ranked in the UK top ten, for demonstrating world-leading impact on health and wellbeing across the globe.
A dramatic way of seeing magnified parts of the human body is now possible through cutting edge filming technology. The BREATH project uses extreme slow motion and close up filming techniques to explore the ageing human body as a new landscape.
Professor Michael Depledge, one of the University of Exeter’s leading academics, has been elected as an Honorary Fellow to the Royal College of Physicians at a special ceremony in London.
Pioneering research in Cornwall is hoping to discover new ways of searching for antibiotics – from the seaweeds found along the county’s coastline.
The academics celebrated at an event in Reed Hall.
Experts given £4m to tackle world’s most pressing health problems
Historians, literary scholars, social scientists and medical experts will work together to tackle some of the world’s most pressing public health issues as part of a new £4m research centre at the University of Exeter.
Projects will focus on maintaining health in later life, preventing obesity and mental illness in children, exploring the impact of social isolation on health, understanding and preventing burnout in health professionals, and tackling antimicrobial resistance.
The new Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health will open next year and will lead to the creation of around 20 new academic posts in the city over the next five years.
It is hoped that the results of the research carried out in the Centre will improve health and well-being, and lead to a greater understanding of how health is influenced by the social and cultural environments that we live in. Insights could lead to improvements in health and social care policies, as well as medical practice.
Professor Mark Jackson, who will be the new Centre’s Director, said: “We are facing many urgent health and environmental challenges – including an aging population, the rising burden of mental illness, health inequalities, antimicrobial resistance, and rising levels of obesity-related diseases. Although science and medicine are crucial, they are unable to solve all of these problems. We need to take new approaches to promoting the health of the public and use insights from the humanities and social sciences, alongside the biomedical and clinical sciences. We hope that this research will help people to live healthier lives.”
Academics in the Centre will work with local, national and international partners, such as libraries, schools, heritage and creative industries, and global health organisations to promote public understanding of pressing health issues.
University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Steve Smith said: “This Centre will establish Exeter as a world-leading institution for research into the cultural and environmental contexts of health and play a part in developing innovative approaches to addressing the complex health challenges facing global populations.”
University of Exeter academics leading research in the centre also include Professors Anne Barlow, Manuela Barreto, Linda Clare, Michael Depledge, Lora Fleming, Steve Hinchliffe, Laura Salisbury and Katrina Wyatt.
Wellcome’s Director Dr Jeremy Farrar said: “Wellcome Centres play a special role in the global research ecosystem. By creating places where researchers can flourish we can catalyse world-leading research and translation, and amplify its influence and impact.
“At Wellcome we believe in long term support for discovery-driven science, and Wellcome Centres are an outstanding environment for researchers to further our understanding of fundamental biology, accelerate translation to clinical practice, and explore the social and cultural context of medicine."
Date: 19 December 2016