A landmark translational research project called the Windows of Hope project, led by researchers from the University of Exeter, has defined more than 150 different genetic disorders in North American Anabaptist (Amish/Mennonite) communities.
Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health, new research concludes.
A cancer researcher who heads up the medicine programme has been recognised in the top 100 inspirational women in healthcare.
People who live in more built up areas and spend less free-time in nature are also less likely to take actions that benefit the environment, such as recycling, buying eco-friendly products, and environmental volunteering.
An active GP and professor of general practice and primary care at the University of Exeter Medical School has been honoured with an MBE in the New Year’s 2020 Honours List.
Hospital-led efforts to reduce the amount of time older people spend on wards before being allowed home can be effective, reducing length of stay in hospital by more than three days in some areas.
A researcher has won an award for a quirky approach to sharing knowledge on the benefits and challenges of pet therapy in care homes.
Scientists have developed a new theory on the underlying cause of motor neurone disease, which could lead to more accurate diagnosis for patients and new treatments.
Two academic papers from Exeter have made the top 100 most-discussed papers in the world this year.
A physician and scientist who founded both a national Alzheimer’s research non-profit in the USA and one of the country’s first Alzheimer’s disease clinics has received an honorary degree from the University of Exeter.
The editor of the Lancet Neurology, the world’s leading publication in clinical neurology and brain health, has been awarded an honorary degree at the University of Exeter.
A University of Exeter healthcare researcher has secured a prestigious £200,000 Post-Doctoral fellowship after a highly competitive selection process.
A new, state-of-the-art genome sequencing platform will put Exeter on the cutting edge of research into the genomic basis of health and disease.
The University of Exeter has appointed three Mireille Gillings Professorial Fellows in Health Innovation.
A new free online course led by the University of Exeter describes translational genomic studies in Amish families affected by genetic conditions, to define the benefits of community genetics as a field of medicine.
The University of Exeter’s European Centre for Environment and Human Health has been designated as a Collaborating Centre by the World Health Organization.
The University Exeter of has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education for the pivotal role it has played to expose the devastating effect that plastics pollution has on the health of humans and wildlife.
Leading climate, environment and health academics from the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the world’s most influential researchers, according to a prestigious new ranking.
Attomarker, a pioneering spin-out company based at the University of Exeter, is featured in an exhibition at the Science Museum in London.
Animal Free Research UK has recognised a researcher at the University of Exeter as among the best in the country in developing and training researchers in an alternative approach to using animals in laboratory research.
Two world-leading professors are joining the University of Exeter Medical School as part of a £6 million expansion in diabetes research.
A rising research star at the University of Exeter Medical School has been awarded the illustrious Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Fellowship.
According to the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, which includes the University of Exeter, countries and cities are responding to the growing threat that global warming poses.
A leading expert on how fungal diseases affect human lungs will join the University of Exeter next year.
A protein that is linked with Alzheimer’s Disease has been found to be more likely to affect certain parts of brain cells that send messages than other parts of the cells.
Data scientists, artificial intelligence experts and clinicians are among a range of professionals invited to join a new national network to find innovative ways of conducting dementia research and care.
A series of items about antidepressant use on Radio 4s PM programme featuring a collaborative project between the universities of Exeter and Plymouth, has been shortlisted for an award at the Mind Mental Health awards.
Scientists have developed a pioneering new technique that can detect and diagnose one of the most common types of cancer within seconds - using light.
The University of Exeter will welcome young people from underrepresented backgrounds wishing to pursue a career as a doctor to the second MSC Summer School, funded by Health Education England.
The University of Exeter is collaborating in a £2.2 million project to improve how researchers and health and social care services can use data to improve the care and quality of life for care home residents, families and staff.
Work is now under way to construct a cutting-edge new imaging centre expected to rapidly accelerate dementia research and improve healthcare.
In a time when people are living longer, but with more complex healthcare needs, GPs are increasingly using social prescribing to help manage conditions.
Prestigious Athena SWAN awards have just been granted to two University of Exeter departments to recognise their commitment to gender equality.
The University of Exeter will lead an international project to investigate the hidden impact of adaptation measures designed to protect flood-prone communities worldwide.
The largest study ever to look at why an expensive and commonly–used group of drugs fails some patients with Crohn’s disease has identified a genetic marker which could individualise drug treatment.
The University of Exeter has received a substantial £1.2 million of funding to further understanding into antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
The University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health celebrated student and academic staff successes across the college at an award ceremony in Cornwall.
Research shows that only half of children affected by domestic violence and abuse are known to social services and only 42 per cent receive support from a specialist abuse service.
Living close to the sea could support better mental health in England’s poorest urban communities, finds a new study published today in the journal Health and Place.
Alzheimer’s Research UK has committed nearly £30,000 to support pioneering dementia research at the University of Exeter.
A new calculator developed by the University of Exeter will help clinicians classify whether a patient has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, ensuring they get the best treatment and reducing complications.
The first intake of nurses today (Monday September 23) embark on a ground-breaking new pre-registration Masters programme at the University of Exeter.
A poignant public art display will shine the spotlight on the pivotal, yet often unseen, role played by family carers across both Devon and the wider UK.
New research has shown how parental engagement has a positive effect on a child’s academic attainment – regardless of age or socio-economic status.
New research shows that specialist measuring of the lens in the eye can predict patients with type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) (also known as prediabetes, a condition that often leads to full blown type 2 diabetes).
A survey for parents, carers, and health professionals has launched to assess how the NHS manages continence for children with disabilities or special educational needs.
A pioneering research project to improve lives for people with dementia in care homes has been nominated for a prestigious award.
An academic specialising in diabetes and pregnancy has been recognised with an international award.
Two academics at the University of Exeter are set to receive prestigious awards from the Genetics Society.
Research involving the University of Exeter Medical School finds that the effect of taxing high sugar snacks is double that seen for a similar price increase on sugar sweetened drinks.
Body mass index (BMI) in infants, children and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age, according to a major new study.
Sexual selection can sometimes explain phenomena that natural selection alone cannot, and some bacteria could also exhibit sexual selection, researchers at the University of Exeter argue.
A top research centre focussed on tackling fungal diseases has relocated to the University of Exeter.
A spectacular weekend of sound, light, music and art will bring together regional and international artists to explore the connection between coastal living and wellbeing.
Large genetic study involving data from Exeter mothers and babies reveals new insights into pregnancy duration and the timing of delivery.
An expert in space medicine will be joining the University of Exeter as an Honorary Professor.
Two specially curated weekends of sound, light, music and art will unite local communities, regional and international artists to explore the connection between coastal living and wellbeing.
An Exeter academic has been involved in the launch of a how-to guide to help accelerate the use of ‘game-changing’ emergency treatment for acute stroke.
A new research review highlighting the hidden costs of dementia suggests that traditional measures only show the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of the cost impact on society.
Rising Star Catherine Talbot has been awarded for her research into how Twitter can help people with dementia.
A medical imaging student is attempting to become a double world record breaker in a rowing challenge with her mother who has a hearing impairment.
After leaving school after his GCSEs, a career in Medicine was far from one University of Exeter Medical School student’s expectations.
Apathy is the most common neuropsychiatric symptom of dementia, with a bigger impact on function than memory loss – yet it is under-researched and often forgotten in care.
A new study has concluded that people who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function over time than those who do not.
An Exeter academic has been selected to become part of a brand new nurse and midwife research initiative.
Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person’s genetic risk of dementia, according to new research.
An Exeter researcher has won an award at an international Alzheimer’s conference, in recognition of his work in contributing to possible new treatments for symptoms of neurodegenerative disease.
A partnership that carries out health research in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, with direct benefits to patients’ health and NHS care delivery, has secured a further £9m in funding for the next five years.
A prehistoric gas and tiny microscopic worms are part of a bid to find new treatments for a group of rare genetic children’s diseases, thanks to a $200,000 award from US charity The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.
A new study has shown that people in the advanced stage of multiple sclerosis (MS) experience significant improvements in movement and balance thanks to a specialised standing frame.
£10 million funding for pioneering new Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste announced
A £10.5 million investment will fund a pioneering new collaborative research centre, designed to solve some of the most pressing global environmental challenges of our time.
Staff and students from the University of Exeter Medical School treated nearly 5,000 patients at Glastonbury Festival, including a case of mumps.
Depression is common in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but the actual causes of depression in this group are unknown.
Techniques developed by astronomers could help in the fight against breast and skin cancer.
Health professionals across the world can now register for the first certified online-only genomics programme in which students do not need to visit the university.
A newly funded Masters programme at the University of Exeter will equip health professionals with the skills to use big data in the NHS.
The public is invited to see women in science present their research in Princesshay on Saturday June 29.
Policies to improve air quality in the UK over the past 40 years have led to significant reductions in pollution and associated mortality rates, a new study has found.
Latest research in general practice in frontline care will be showcased in the 48th annual Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Conference arrives at the University of Exeter.
A £6 million Government award will enable Exeter’s globally-renowned diabetes research to expand to the next level, enabling even more benefit to patient care.
Blood tests that detect inflammation, known as inflammatory marker tests, are not sensitive enough to rule out serious underlying conditions.
Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a new large-scale study.
Our world-leading diabetes research is underpinned by our expertise in genomics and cutting-edge innovation in technology.
Patients consulting their doctor by video link could reduce the need for GP visits but it is not suitable for everyone, a pilot study has found.
Team England have come calling for Doctor Claire Eatock from the University of Exeter Medical School to represent her country in the World Surf Kayak Championships.
A University of Exeter Medical School undergraduate’s poster has been celebrated at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress in Lisbon.
A Medical Sciences student at the University of Exeter Medical School has won a prestigious award at the annual Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) awards.
An expert working to improve the mental health of children has been awarded CBE for her role in helping to transform health services and schools in the UK.
Medical Imaging rises to 4th place in Guardian rankings
Medical Imaging student Rupert Maclaren is the first ever University of Exeter student elected onto the Society of Radiographers UK Council as Student Observer.
The Undergraduate Student Conference has won the Event of the Year award, during the University of Exeter Students’ Guild Awards 2019.
People working in the fishing industry have among the poorest health of all workers in England and Wales, new research suggests.
The University of Exeter Medical School has entered the top 10 Universities for Medicine of 34 in the UK, in the influential Complete University Guide.
The University of Exeter is to be a major sponsor of one of Cornwall’s leading awards for digital innovation.
New funding will help researchers unlock questions about the common genetic iron overload condition, haemochromatosis.
Medical Sciences Students at the University of Exeter Medical School shone bright in the Exeter Student Engagement Recognition Awards.
The mental health of children and young people with some long term physical conditions could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), according to a recent study from the University of Exeter Medical School.
A local cancer support charity project, founded by University of Exeter Medical School students, is launching a book to promote open conversation about cancer.
GPs in some surgeries estimate that up to half of their patients are seeking help for mental health issues caused or exacerbated by poverty, according to a new study.
A revolutionary new study using only materials derived from humans has revealed that insulin-producing beta cells can change their function in diabetes – and that this change may be reversible.
Three undergraduate students from the University of Exeter Medical School have been working with world-leading centres for neuroscience research, based in Tokyo.
New research has identified how a carer’s experience can impact on the ability of a person with dementia to ‘live well’ with the condition.
Researchers have found that addressing attitudes to menstruation may be necessary to improve well-being in low and middle-income countries, far more than simply better access to sanitary products.
World-renowned diabetes researcher Professor Andrew Hattersley has been named as one of ‘The Nation’s Lifesavers’ in the Made@Uni campaign.
Older adults who regularly take part in word and number puzzles have sharper brains, according to the largest online study to date.
The University of Exeter has entered the world top 20 for Biomedical and Health Sciences, rising 12 places in an influential international ranking of the research quality of thousands of universities worldwide.
If you go down to Princesshay, you’ll be in for a big surprise. Bring your teddy bears along, all shapes and styles, and learn about clinical trials.
The University of Exeter’s pioneering new Nursing programme has received official approval from the Nursing and Midwifery council.
Experts in machine learning and dementia research convening at the University of Exeter identified that machine learning can be used to predict incorrect initial diagnoses.
Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes, a study from the University of Exeter Medical School has found.
Potentially life-saving cancer risk assessment tools are being widely underused by general practices across the UK, according to new research.
A Senior Lecturer has won the University of Exeter Teaching Award following her nomination by students.
Leading experts in science from the University of Exeter will bring their research from the lab to the pub for the UK’s largest festival of public science talks.
The largest study of its kind has led to new insights into the complex relationships surrounding how mothers’ and babies’ genes influence birth weight.
More than a third of people over the age of 30 who are initially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes actually have type 1, meaning they are not receiving the right treatment, new research has revealed.
A new study from the University of Exeter Medical School has shown that a person’s characteristics such as weight and age at diabetes diagnosis provide a simple way to select the diabetes drug that is likely to be best for them.
The first ever conference for people with Aphantasia – no visual imagination – took place in Exeter, and is the largest known gathering of people who experience the phenomenon.
Researchers have discovered a key clue into the development of the pancreas and brain by studying rare patients born without a pancreas.
A banner created by people with dementia working with a trio of well-known artists has been unfurled at a special ceremony in Exeter this month.
New research updates guidance to clinicians on how best to treat patients with type 2 diabetes who do not respond to glucose-lowering medication.
Scientists could be a step closer to providing more precise pollen forecasts to the 25% of the UK population who live with either asthma or hay fever.
The largest genetic study of its kind ever to use accelerometer data to examine how we slumber has uncovered a number of parts of our genetic code that could be responsible for causing poor sleep quality and duration.
Applying the economics of climate change to antimicrobial resistance could help to avert the 10 million deaths that are predicted to occur by 2050 if urgent action isn’t taken, research involving the University of Exeter finds.
A new national experiment gets underway today, aiming to shed light on how ‘listening to nature’ could boost wellbeing.
A new rehabilitation programme which helps heart failure patients achieve better quality of life from the comfort of their own homes will now be rolled out at four NHS centres across the UK.
Exeter clinicians and researchers help shape proposals to improve stroke services in Northern Ireland
Pioneering work by a senior NHS clinician and a team of researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School, has been incorporated in proposals to improve stroke care for patients in Northern Ireland.
Research to improve diagnosis and treatment of diabetes by The University of Exeter Medical School has been shortlisted for The Guardian Research Impact Award.
The Executive Dean of the University of Exeter Medical School has won a prestigious international award recognising his outstanding research and leadership.
Two student researchers have presented their work to MPs in a national undergraduate exhibition at the Houses of Parliament.
One of the largest ever clinical trials in children with epilepsy, which aims to find out which treatment approach works best for children and their families, is launching today.
Exeter’s popular museum is opening its doors to people living with dementia, and their carers, in a series of bespoke dementia-friendly events.
The University of Exeter has partnered with a Westcountry-based medical equipment specialist to test a world first approach to recycling anaesthetics which are routinely used in operations.
A Devon family have raised £5,200 to support research at the University of Exeter Medical School and Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (RD&E), to investigate the disease that killed a much-loved husband and father.
The first ever exhibition of paintings and works of art created by artists who have no “mind’s eye” will cast new light on the creative brain when it goes comes to Exeter in March.
A Medicine student from the University of Exeter Medical School has organised the first ever International Social Prescribing Day.
Three academics from the University of Exeter Medical School were recognised for research excellence at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference (DUKPC).
A Professor who has helped make great strides in life-saving cancer diagnosis in the UK has collected his CBE from Buckingham Palace.
A world-leading diabetes specialist at the University of Exeter Medical School has received an NHS award for improving health outcomes for patients.
The University of Exeter invites staff, students and members of the public to learn more about the human brain as part of Brain Awareness Week.
Pupils from schools across Devon, Dorset and Somerset will use scientific techniques commonly seen in TV crime dramas to help solve the mystery of who sabotaged Devon’s very own Bake Off.
A University of Exeter researcher has been awarded the Cavanagh Prize, selected as the top nominee from candidates across Europe.
Exeter Scholars, the University’s pioneering fair access programme, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019.
Exeter Medicine students have had a second year of success with their highly acclaimed South West Plastic Surgery Conference.
A study has identified 76 new gene regions associated with sleep duration.
A simple and inexpensive test to measure the body’s insulin levels is helping clinicians to determine what type of diabetes a patient has, meaning many people with diabetes can change treatment.
An academic from the University of Exeter Medical School is the first nurse ever to be awarded the Arnold Bloom lecture, at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference.
A world-leading diabetes specialist at the University of Exeter Medical School is one of only two nominated to receive the highly prestigious NHS Healthcare Scientist of the Year award.
New research has concluded that anxiety can be a factor in poor school attendance among children and young people.
New guidelines will help GPs get the best outcomes for older people with diabetes after they were changed to include specific advice around frailty.
The largest study ever to look at why an expensive and commonly used group of drugs fails patients with Crohn’s disease has concluded that standardised drug doses are often too low.
New research has outlined a simple way to measure continuity of care for GPs, to benefit patients.
A genetic discovery will make treatment for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis safer, by identifying patients who are at risk of potentially deadly drug side effects.
A large-scale genomic study has identified which genes could be responsible for keeping you awake at night – which in turn could cause depression or heart disease.
Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia.
The University of Exeter’s fundraising campaign, ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ has exceeded £50 million of philanthropic donations, taking the total to nearly 84% of target with less than two years to go.
Two academics from the University of Exeter’s Medical School have been invited to speak at multiple conferences in the House of Commons to give evidence on the renewal of national health policies.
A fourth year Medicine student has published her research paper in a national academic journal.
More than 200 students have attended the Undergraduate Student Conference which offered the opportunity to present unique research interests.
A large-scale genomic analysis has revealed some of the inner workings of the body clock, shedding new light on how it links to mental health and disease.
GPs should consider larynx cancer when patients report a persistent sore throat, particularly when combined with other seemingly low-level symptoms.
Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School have been awarded up to £900,000 to fund leading research into epigenetic causes of dementia.
A support programme to help parents of disabled children stay healthy in mind and body has received a funding boost of nearly £40,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, the largest community funder in the UK, to help it expand.
Ground breaking data which could help companies develop new ways of supporting people to live healthier and happier lives was officially launched at Heartlands today by Cornish based-research project Smartline.
A new way of screening babies and adults for future risk of type 1 diabetes will be much more effective at identifying the condition than current methods, new research has concluded.
The Western world’s most common genetic disorder causes far higher levels of serious disease and disability than previously thought, despite being easy to detect and treat.
A renowned academic will join the University of Exeter to lead a research team that specialises in health technology assessment.
Researchers who specialise in optimising health services worked with health trusts to produce evidence that secured £8 million in funding for a new mental health ward at Torbay Hospital.
Two placement year students have presented their work at a prominent international neuroscience conference.
Professor Willie Hamilton, whose research in improving cancer diagnosis has helped save thousands of lives, has been awarded the CBE.
New research has identified the factors that enable people with dementia and their carers to live as well as possible.
Extremely obese people are needing a far higher dose of radiation during x-ray examinations than people of normal weight, increasing their risk of cancer, new research has shown.
Evidence that type 2 diabetes is a cause of erectile dysfunction has been found in a largescale genomic analysis.
The Chief Executive of one of Britain’s leading dementia charities has been awarded an honorary degree in recognition of his outstanding contributions to dementia research.
A new way to diagnose, treat and protect against stealth fungal infections that claim more than 1.5 million lives per year worldwide has been moved a step closer, according to research published in Nature Communications.
A ground-breaking study has revealed how spending time in and around Hong Kong’s ‘blue spaces’ (harbours, coastlines and beaches) is linked to better health and wellbeing, especially for older adults.
A student researcher who specialises in type 1 diabetes, after being diagnosed herself in her teens, has now launched a blog to demystify the condition.
The Exeter Hip has been listed as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its life-changing impact on nearly two million lives across half a century.
A support programme to help parents of disabled children stay healthy in mind and body will begin its first trial in the coming months, and is looking for participants.
, Clinical Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Exeter, writes for the Conversation UK
More than £340,000 of UK funding will support the University of Exeter’s role in a new trial that aims to test a new way of supporting people who live with dementia to cope with life’s challenges.
New research published in The Lancet medical journal shows that rising temperatures as a result of climate change are already exposing us to an unacceptably high health risk. It warns, for the first time, that older people in Europe and the East Mediterranean are particularly vulnerable to extremes of heat, markedly higher than in Africa and SE Asia.
Quick tests used in primary care settings to identify whether people are likely to have dementia may often be wrong, according to a study published in the November 28, 2018, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Leading academics from the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the world’s most influential researchers, according to a prestigious new ranking.
The University of Exeter has played a key role in a national survey which found that one in eight (12.8%) of children and young people aged between five and 19, surveyed in England in 2017, had a mental disorder.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have released a map put together from the results of a national survey. The new map aims to help identify existing services and gaps in provision for young adults with Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder (ADHD).
Primary school teachers experience higher levels of clinically significant distress than people in comparable professions, according to the first study to make the comparison over a sustained time period.
Improving staff training in care homes and reducing reliance on harmful medications saves thousands of pounds per year, as well as improving quality of life and reducing agitation in dementia, new research has demonstrated.
Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School have received £500,000 from the Education Endowment Foundation to further enhance a study that supports teachers to improve behaviour in their classroom by developing their classroom management technique.
A University of Exeter researcher is among a group of promising scientists awarded Young Investigator Grants by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
A largescale genomic analysis has found the strongest evidence yet that being overweight causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems.
Most people living with dementia also have at least one other health condition, and health services need to adapt to optimise their health and quality of life, a new study concludes.
Two Exeter academics have been placed alongside Freud, Einstein and Darwin in a list which ranks citations across global disciplines.
Some genetic variations associated with obesity actually protect against Type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke, new findings suggest.
The University of Exeter has received a £361,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s Society for a three year project to investigate the role that infections have in driving inflammation in the brain of someone with Alzheimer’s disease.
A new study is investigating how to introduce dementia support workers into GP surgeries, with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of life for dementia patients and their carers.
Pioneering research into the mechanisms controlling gene activity in the brain could hold the key to understanding Alzheimer’s disease and might help identify effective treatments in the future.
New research gives the clearest guidance yet on how schools can best support children with ADHD to improve symptoms and maximise their academic outcomes.
A new way of working has significantly reduced waiting times for thousands of people with bladder cancer in the South West, by an average of five weeks.
Exeter expert to advance artificial intelligence use in dementia identification with Turing Fellowship
Dr David Llewellyn has been awarded the prestigious Turing Fellowship which will aim to accelerate the application of machine learning within the healthcare industry.
A positive sense of mental well-being is related to better brain health among older adults, according to a new report issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) and involving University of Exeter research.
The University of Exeter Medical School has decided to change its name to reflect the continued successful expansion of its programmes and research portfolio, and acknowledge a major step change in its ambitions for medicine and health in Exeter.
A new home-based rehabilitation programme could help thousands of heart failure patients to achieve a better quality of life.
A three year international research grant of $975,000 USD (almost £750,000) has been awarded to the University of Exeter for research by Professor Jonathan Mill into the genetics of autism.
An Exeter paper has won Research Paper of the Year under the cancer category in the Royal College for General Practitioners (RCGP) Research Awards.
The University of Exeter Medical School has recognised some of its excellent students and staff for their academic achievements during the 5th Annual awards evening.
The University of Exeter Medical School has acquired ‘plastinates’ – resin-preserved body parts – famously used in the Body Worlds exhibit for use in teaching anatomy.
New research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) reveals that many cases of type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosed after the age of 30 are not being properly identified and are frequently misdiagnosed as being type 2 diabetes (T2D), potentially leading to delays in receiving appropriate treatment.
Twelve thousand people living in the Ethiopian town of Nekemte, now have access to free, clean water thanks to money raised by University of Exeter Medicine students.
New research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin, Germany, reveals that weight gain between the age of 10 and adulthood is associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk that is independent of body mass index (BMI).
Researchers have found that the genetic causes of rare neurodevelopmental disorders vary more than previously thought.
Medicine at the University of Exeter has entered the top 10 in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
Exeter researchers will join forces with global experts to investigate the mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s disease, in a project announced on World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21).
An app which gives people real-time information about their local urgent NHS services has been shortlisted in two of the most prestigious national awards: the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards and the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.
Researchers have discovered a vicious feedback loop underlying brain degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease which may explain why so many drug trials have failed.
Soapbox Science, an event that brings science to the public and showcases female scientists, returns to Exeter Saturday 29 September.
The University of Exeter is part of a new collaboration which will see the country's top mental health researchers and clinicians joining forces to solve some of the greatest mental health challenges facing the UK public.
Research has shed new light on genetic processes that may one day lead to the development of therapies that can slow, or even reverse, how our cells age.
A new bacterial strain will be named after Cornwall following its identification from a skin infection.
The proportion of children and young people saying they have a mental health condition has grown six fold in England over two decades, new research reveals.
A pioneering study into myeloma, a rare cancer, could lead to GPs using simple blood tests to improve early diagnosis.
The University of Exeter is involved in two of eight new Mental Health Networks to be announced by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The networks will bring researchers, charities and other organisations together to address important mental health research questions.
Exeter researchers have been awarded a grant of almost £1 million to develop new compounds which could treat the UK's second most common lung disease.
People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted.
A group of Cornwall-based medical students took centre stage at the high-profile Reading Festival by helping to deliver top medical care to revellers.
It can be challenging enough being a single parent, but University of Exeter alumna Justina Igwe managed to conquer a demanding five-year Medicine degree at the same time.
A technique that helps people with dementia see satisfying progress in achieving everyday goals that help them live their lives is now being rolled out.
The current law on involving and informing the relatives or carers of people who are detained against their will on mental health grounds is not working well, according to new research.
A researcher who has raised awareness of how social media affects people’s attitudes to body image has been shortlisted for a communication award.
A newly published definitive guide to using realist research methods counts four researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School among the international list of chapter authors.
New research exploring women’s roles in fishing families officially gets going this week, as the Women in Fisheries project launches its new website.
The breakthrough could be “basis for a new generation of anti-degeneration drugs.”
New research highlights the extent to which epigenetic variation is influenced by both inherited and environmental factors.
An Exeter student has been awarded a grant to research how best to optimise peer support across Medical Imaging courses in the UK.
Clinicians can match people with type 2 diabetes to the right drug for them to improve control of blood sugar and help avoid damaging side-effects, simply by factoring in simple characteristics such as sex and BMI into prescribing decisions, new research has shown.
New research which brings together the views of the world’s leading experts has concluded that non-drug approaches should be prioritised in treating agitation in people with Alzheimer’s Disease.
The University of Exeter’s Medicine programme has topped the Russell Group for student satisfaction levels.
Two researchers at the University of Exeter have pedalled a whopping 460 km from London to Paris, raising thousands of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society in a gruelling four-day challenge.
Students rate teaching quality and learning experience at Exeter amongst the highest in the Russell Group universities, according to the latest results from the NSS 2018.
Asking ten “critical” questions before embarking on a serious relationship can help couples thrive, according to a new study backed by the prominent divorce lawyer Baroness Fiona Shackleton and supported by the University of Exeter Medical School.
An e-learning programme that trains care home staff to engage in meaningful social interaction with people who have dementia improves wellbeing and has sustained benefits.
It is known that prescribing errors in hospitals are common and that junior doctors may make more mistakes than senior doctors as they write the most prescriptions in hospital settings.
New research gives insights into how the design of clinical trials can improve, with new insights into the “critically low” research pipeline and improve the chances of finding effective dementia therapies.
The environment could be as important a battle ground as the clinic in the global fight against the spread of antibiotic resistance, new research has shown.
Medications which are commonly prescribed to people with dementia have been linked to an increase in harmful side-effects, research involving the University of Exeter has concluded.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Ken Stein has been appointed as Programme Director for the NIHR Systematic Reviews (SR) Programme, starting in September 2018, successor to Professor Tom Walley.
The University of Exeter is collaborating with Synexus, the leading global network of dedicated research sites, to launch one of the largest, registry-based research initiatives in the United States to help understand how healthy brains age.
A young Romanian couple who met while studying together in Exeter have married and graduated from Medical School on the same day.
A new study has questioned assumptions about the best way to stop unnecessary admissions and extended hospital stays for frail, elderly people.
The University of Exeter Medical School will celebrate a major milestone on July 17, when its first Medical students will graduate.
A charitable organisation is providing vital funding for people with a rare condition across the world to have genetic screening at the University of Exeter.
Training teachers to focus their attention on positive conduct and to avoid jumping to correct minor disruption improves child behaviour, concentration and mental health.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded Exeter experts £2 million to answer important questions on diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa.
A new research project in Truro is calling for members of the public to help study the effects of virtual reality on health.
A national expert on cancer diagnosis will take a lead role in a new £4.75 million centre to create research that guides policy.
A new study has identified the highest risk symptoms that can indicate testicular cancer, in research that aims to improve diagnosis.
A ground-breaking study has concluded that patients who see the same doctor over time have lower death rates.
A professor who is an expert in older people's medicine has further bolstered Exeter's research expertise in dementia
One of the most important factors in people’s overall experience of cancer care is good administration, according to results from a major new study funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and led by the University of Exeter Medical School in collaboration with University College London.
NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has published a new guideline on assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers.
Hypnosis could help to reduce the fear of medical procedures in children and young people with cancer.
To mark Diabetes Week, we’re celebrating eight Exeter Diabetes discoveries that are changing lives worldwide.
An Exeter Medicine student has won a prestigious essay award for her essay on emergency medicine.
Students and staff from across the Medical School gathered this Saturday (9th June) for the Undergraduate Student Conference, which took place at the Exeter Racecourse.
To mark Diabetes Week, we’re celebrating eight Exeter Diabetes discoveries that are changing lives worldwide.
Members of the public are being invited to a free event in Exeter on Friday 15 June, to learn more about dementia and the latest research underway in the South West to tackle the condition.
An Exeter clinical scientist who has helped to transform the lives of thousands of patients worldwide has been recognised by the Queen in her latest Birthday Honours.
New research has shown that the rapid decline in insulin production that causes Type 1 diabetes continues to fall over seven years and then stabilises.
Exeter announces new Mireille Gillings Fellowships in Health Innovation to develop future women leaders
The University of Exeter Medical School is creating two new Mireille Gillings Professorial Fellowships, to help develop the next generation of leaders that excel in medicine, science, leadership and business. They have been funded from a £10 million donation from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation – the largest single gift ever made to the University.
First of its kind Joint Centre in Hong Kong
Over a decade, Emma Matthews has progressed from fearing for her son’s life every night to being safe in the knowledge that his diabetes is well managed thanks to the long-term success of “miracle treatment” tablets.
A Medicine student from the University of Exeter Medical School has been named Course Rep of the Year at the Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union’s (FXU) Student Voice Awards.
New guidance has been published on managing diabetes in the elderly, including for the first time how to manage treatment for the particularly frail.
A group of researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School has launched a project to improve our understanding of how best to help people with dementia and their loved ones in hospital.
Researchers in Exeter have received a £50,000 funding boost for pioneering dementia research in the city. The announcement of this new funding comes during Dementia Action Week, a national campaign aimed at raising awareness of dementia and encouraging people to get involved with efforts to help people living with the disease.
Two researchers from the University of Exeter are gearing up to reach their funding goal for dementia research.
A new Academy of Nursing will combine academic rigour with NHS expertise to raise standards of care.
New research has shown that older people with very low heart disease risks also have very little frailty, raising the possibility that frailty could be prevented.
A public exhibition will feature poems, cartoons and images created by well-known artists working with people with dementia.
Older adults in England with fewer financial resources are more likely to develop dementia, according to new UCL and University of Exeter research.
The University of Exeter has entered the world top 30 for Biomedical and Health Sciences, according to an influential international ranking of the research quality of thousands of universities worldwide.
Exeter Medicine students had huge success this month with the first ever South West Plastic Surgery Conference, aimed at helping students develop skills and maximize opportunities in the field of plastic surgery.
A Medical Sciences student has won a prestigious award from Quintiles (now IQVIA) for her achievements on her Professional Training Year (PTY) placement.
The power of the ocean to bring mental health benefits to humans is a growing field of research as scientists increasingly understand the value of the marine realm in human health and wellbeing.
A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to live as well as possible with dementia.
A world-leading expert in the economics of health is joining the University of Exeter Medical School’s senior team.
A robust clinical trial to investigate whether taking vitamin D can help keep our brains sharp in older age has been supported by a donation of nearly £250,000 from the J P Moulton Charitable Foundation.
The “blue light” emitted by street lights including LEDs, and commercial outdoor lighting such as advertising, is linked to a significant increase in the risk of breast and prostate cancer, innovative new research has concluded.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found a statistical link between pneumonia in older people and a group of medicines commonly used to neutralise stomach acid in people with heartburn or stomach ulcers.
Experts from the University of Exeter will bring their research out of the laboratory and into city watering holes, as the world’s largest festival of public science talks arrive in Exeter.
£1m is being invested in an online toolkit designed to empower cities and developers to accurately assess the multiple benefits of green infrastructure, so as to make informed policy and business decisions.
Two Medicine students have collaborated with a national expert to produce a national paper on the teaching of Pathology in Medicine.
A new common room for Medicine students has been opened at the Research, Innovation, Learning and Development (RILD) building.
Gift from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation is the single largest received by the University of Exeter.
Unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for some forms of cancer, concludes the first robust research analysis to examine the association.
Scientists have known since 2013 that a version of the gene FGF21 makes us consume more carbohydrates.
The University of Exeter Medical School has been confirmed as a full partner of Dementias Platform UK (DPUK), a partnership of leading universities and prominent industry names striving for better research in dementia.
The first National Social Prescribing Conference organised by an Exeter Medicine student has been hailed a resounding success, attracting 80 delegates and featuring keynotes from world leading medical experts.
Research has revealed for the first time that around 271 million recreational visits are made to marine and coastal environments in England.
A rising research star at the University of Exeter Medical School has won a prestigious European prize, for her commitment to the study of diabetes.
Around 60 people gathered to bid farewell to a much-loved cat who was among the most famous in Exeter.
An Exeter PhD student has been selected as a lead student at the upcoming Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC).
An Exeter PhD student has been selected as a lead student at the upcoming Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC).
An Exeter PhD student has been selected as a lead student at the upcoming Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC).
Exeter students have won a national prize for their scientific posters at last week’s Diabetes UK professional conference.
Pupils from schools across the Westcountry used genetic processes commonly seen in TV crime dramas to help solve the mystery of who sabotaged Devon’s very own Bake Off.
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.
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.
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.
86 per cent of teenagers have traces of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical compound used to make plastics, in their body.
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.
An Exeter Medicine student has had her award-winning essay published in a European-wide journal.
Two Medicine students have contributed to research published in an international scientific 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).
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.