News archive 2020
Reconnecting with nature key for sustainability
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.
Shortness of breath and cough increase as first symptom of lung cancer
GPs are being urged to consider shortness of breath and cough as potential predictors of lung cancer, after a study found they were becoming more common as the first symptom in diagnosis.
Offering hope to Amish families affected by genetic disorders
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.
Poor mental health “both cause and effect” of school exclusion
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.
Medicine co-director in top 100 inspirational women in healthcare leadership
A cancer researcher who heads up the medicine programme has been recognised in the top 100 inspirational women in healthcare.
Genetics professor in top 100 inspirational women in healthcare leadership
A University of Exeter genetics researcher has been recognised in the top 100 inspirational women in healthcare.
First radiography degree apprenticeship launched in Exeter
The first degree apprenticeship in the UK for diagnostic radiography has been approved and will launch this March.
First radiography degree apprenticeship launched in Exeter
The first degree apprenticeship in the UK for diagnostic radiography has been approved and will launch this March.
£1.2 million USA grant to investigate psychosis in Alzheimer’s disease
Funding expected to total £1.2 million ($1,566,874) over four years from the USA’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help Exeter academics advance understanding about the underlying biological mechanisms leading to some people with Alzheimer’s disease developing psychosis.
Build-up of brain proteins affects genes in Alzheimer’s disease
New research has shed fresh light on how the build-up of two proteins in the brain might affect the activity of genes involved in Alzheimer’s disease.
Testosterone levels affect risk of metabolic disease and cancers
Having genetically higher testosterone levels increases the risk of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes in women, while reducing the risk in men. Higher testosterone levels also increase the risks of breast and endometrial cancers in women, and prostate cancer in men.
University of Exeter wins £4 million extension for health and housing project
The University of Exeter has announced that it has been awarded £4 million in further funding to continue with a project researching technology, health and housing in Cornwall.
Sugar levels in UK soft drinks lowered following government levy
The government’s Soft Drinks Industry Levy has resulted in soft drinks manufacturers lowering sugar levels in their drinks
Exeter in global initiative to use wearables to revolutionise dementia detection
The University of Exeter is part of a global initiative to revolutionise the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Stress in small children separated from their parents may alter genes
Experts in the emotional needs of small children say increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol in babies and small children who are separated from their parents could have a long-term genetic impact.
£152,000 grant to investigate brain processes linked to diabetes
A grant of £152,000 will allow researchers to investigate how manipulating specific brain cells can impact the body’s response to changes in blood sugar levels, which may help uncover the processes involved in diabetes.
Exeter launches Master in Public Health to develop future global leaders
A new Master in Public Health programme is launching at the University of Exeter, to nurture future global leaders with skills around complexity, leadership and decision-making.
World-leading plastics research team collect Queen’s Anniversary prize
Prince Charles has awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education to a team at the University of Exeter.
Clinical Education student published in medical journal
A Clinical Education master’s student has had work published in an online medical journal.
Art created by people living with dementia displayed in Exeter
Banners created by people living with dementia who worked with a trio of well-known artists will be on display in Exeter until the end of March.
Sugar levy had no lasting negative impacts on the UK soft drinks industry
Leading UK soft drinks companies continued to experience positive growth in their share prices, despite widespread industry fears the tax would harm their businesses, researchers have found.
Award winning anaesthesia innovation reduces cost and carbon footprint
An award winning innovation being used in theatres at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is saving money and helping to save the planet.
Drug shows promise in reducing deadly brain swelling after stroke
Cases of potentially deadly brain damage as a result of stroke could be reduced after new research identified a pathway in the brain that causes swelling, and which responds to an innovative treatment.
Students in 24-hour row to prep for Atlantic record bid and female athlete research project
Two Exeter doctors will row for 24 hours in the first phase of preparation for an epic 3,000 mile world record bid across the Atlantic.
Three new prestigious NIHR Senior Investigator awards for Exeter academics
Three health researchers at the University of Exeter have been recognised as among the most prominent and prestigious in the country to be funded by the Government health research arm, NIHR.
Truro medical students to deliver hand-made teddies to children in Ethiopia
Medical students are heading by bear-o-plane to Ethiopia to volunteer in a new Maternity unit in Ethiopia, whilst delivering teddy bears to local children.
Low blood pressure linked to high mortality in older adults
International blood pressure guidelines may require review, according to new research that found a link between low blood pressure and higher mortality rates.
Type 1 diabetes is not one but two distinct conditions, defined by diagnosis age
Children who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes under the age of seven have a different form (or “endotype”) of the condition compared with those diagnosed aged 13 or above, new research has shown.
Medical student wins highly competitive scholarship to intern with top Medical Journal
A medical student has won a highly competitive scholarship to intern with BMJ, going through an intense selection process to achieve the funding.
Medical student inspired to write children’s book to explain coronavirus
A medicine student at the University of Exeter has created cute characters and a rhyming story to explain covid-19 to children.
Exeter genomics scientists to battle spread of coronavirus
Scientists and clinicians in Exeter are part of a £20 million investment to unlock the secrets of COVID-19.
Funding appeal launched for potential Covid-19 test
A funding appeal has been launched to help fast-track the development of a “pocket laboratory” that carries out quick, accurate and cost-effective blood tests that could revolutionise how health professionals track, trace and monitor the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19.
Medicine students graduate early to help on COVID-19 frontline
Medicine and Medical Imaging students from the University of Exeter Medical School have opted to graduate early.
University donates PPE to frontline COVID-19 workers in Exeter and Truro
Academics and technical staff at the University of Exeter have united to send thousands of items of protective equipment to the frontline
University and health trusts collaborating to accelerate genomic testing
Academics and clinicians across Devon and Cornwall are collaborating and innovating to improve testing capacity for COVID-19.
£73,000 funding to drive forward dementia diagnosis technology
A dementia diagnosis software system developed at the University of Exeter has received three grants totalling £73,000.
Research to investigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic on family carers
The experience of family carers during the COVID-19 pandemic will be explored in a series of weekly interviews conducted over the next three months.
Medical students joining fight against COVID-19 honoured in first Exeter virtual graduation
Medicine students who opted to graduate early to accelerate becoming junior doctors in the COVID-19 crisis
First Exeter patients start world’s largest trial of COVID-19 treatments
Patients in Exeter with COVID-19 are being recruited to the largest clinical trial in the world to investigate existing medicines which might be effective against the disease.
Mental health and brain research must be higher priority in global COVID-19 response
A new paper published in The Lancet Psychiatry highlights an urgent need to tackle the harmful impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health.
Father and son doctor duo work at the same hospital in fight against COVID-19
A graduate from the University of Exeter is working alongside his clinician father in a Westcountry hospital in treating patients battling COVID-19.
Exeter leading the way in COVID-19 testing
The University of Exeter is supporting the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) to be at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19
UK coronavirus policy places people aged 60-69 at increased risk finds editorial paper
A new editorial has summarised evidence and concluded that people aged 60-69 are at risk of severe illness if infected with COVID-19.
COVID-19 test could determine whether patients are still infectious
A new test which could detect whether people who have had COVID-19 are still infectious is under development
Nature soundscape experiment relaunched
An exciting national experiment reopens today, aiming to shed light on how listening to nature could impact wellbeing.
Five tips from project to support people with dementia and carers in COVID-19 lockdown
New guidance has been developed to support people with dementia and family carers who are facing isolation and reduced services as a result of COVID-19.
New research will study impact of COVID-19 on cancer survival
The impact of COVID-19 on cancer diagnosis and survival will be explored through research led by the University of Exeter.
Aphantasia clears the way for a scientific career path
People with low or no visual imagery are more likely to work in scientific and mathematical industries than creative sectors, according to new research.
World-leading Neuroimaging expert will optimise Exeter’s £10 million new centre
A professor who consistently ranks in the global top five of neuroimaging will bring his expertise to Exeter’s new £10 million Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre.
Exeter student leads research concluding that small red blood cells could indicate cancer
Having abnormally small red blood cells could indicate cancer, according to new research led by a University of Exeter student
Spending time in the garden linked to better health and wellbeing
Spending time in the garden is linked to similar benefits for health and wellbeing as living in wealthy areas, according to a new large-scale study.
University of Exeter health and housing project to combat isolation during lockdown
A project that links technology and housing to improve health and wellbeing in Cornwall is developing a guide to using online devices to reduce feelings of isolation during COVID-19 lockdown.
Home-based cardiac rehabilitation training offered free to cardiac teams affected by COVID-19
NHS staff are being offered free training to deliver a home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme to help support heart failure patients.
Games to bring laughter and help families during coronavirus lockdown
A University of Exeter expert has come up with games featuring dancing, storytelling, running and acting to help families struggling to think of new things to do at home during the coronavirus lockdown.
Editorial paper finds COVID-19 death among doctors in the UK is mostly in over 60s
An editorial paper has reviewed evidence and found that most of the UK deaths in doctors from COVID-19 are aged over 60.
Dementia among “overlooked” conditions linked to high risk of severe COVID19 in older people
A new analysis shows which certain pre-existing diseases may put older people at risk of developing more severe COVID-19, implying they may need special treatments and more shielding.
More than 300 million cases of hip and knee osteoarthritis worldwide in 2017
There were more than 300 million cases of hip and knee osteoarthritis worldwide in 2017 reveals a new analysis
Cornish charity exposes Governmental failure to support the most vulnerable
A rapid assessment of COVID-19 implications for disabled people in Cornwall has illustrated a failure by central government to support people
Researchers track COVID-19 isolation effects on older people’s health and wellbeing
An online study of 25,000 people is recruiting participants to help study the impact of COVID-19 isolation on the health and wellbeing of older people
Online medicine lectures attract thousands of students – and Peter Andre!
A Medicine student at the University of Exeter has teamed up with two clinicians to launch an online seminar series.
£100,000 grant for rising-star medical researcher at Exeter
A rising research star from the University of Exeter has won £100k to launch her work into depression as part of a prestigious grant scheme.
‘Care Under Pressure’: developing interventions to tackle doctors’ mental ill-health
A project led by the University of Exeter has developed guidance and recommendations to optimise strategies to tackle mental ill-health in doctors
Medical Imaging students graduate early online to support NHS in COVID-19
Medical Imaging students from the University of Exeter Medical School who opted to graduate early had a successful online graduation ceremony
Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19
Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19, according to a large-scale study.
£2.5 million award to fund new evidence review facility at Exeter
The University of Exeter has received £2.5 million to establish one of two evidence review facilities to assess quality of research.
Exeter dementia researchers take on 300km running challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK
A group of eight dementia researchers from the University of Exeter are aiming to run over 301km to raise money for pioneering dementia research.
Exeter in £14 million international consortium to improve obesity treatment and narrative
The University of Exeter has joined an international, research consortium which aims to improve how obese people will respond to treatment
Research finds new genes contributing to severe childhood obesity
In the largest study of the genetics of childhood obesity, researchers have looked at why some children gain weight very easily.
Let's talk about money: Smartline supports financial wellbeing app
Smartline, the University of Exeter technology and wellbeing project, is supporting the development of a ground-breaking app
£1.4 million for genetics research on how obesity in pregnancy affects mother and baby
A new £1.4 million award from the Wellcome Trust will help researchers at the University of Exeter investigate pregnant mothers' obesity and health
Online exhibition and new book celebrates art made by people living with dementia
An art project involving people living with dementia has led to a book as well as an art exhibition that has been moved online to be enjoyed by all.
Genetics could help diagnose diabetes in Indians, study shows
A new way of using genetics to diagnose diabetes could pave the way for better diagnosis and treatment in Indians, new research has concluded.
Steroid cuts death risk in some hospitalised patients with COVID-19
A steroid which was part of a nationwide COVID-19 trial that included patients in Exeter has been found to reduce the risk of dying in patients.
Sea swimming linked to illness, study shows
People who go in the sea are more likely to experience symptoms of illness compared to non-bathers.
Research finds indirect effects of COVID-19 on young people’s mental and physical health
New research suggests there may be substantial indirect adverse effects of COVID-19 on children's physical and mental health.
£1 million award could identify a new form of genetic diabetes
An award of almost £1 million will help scientists at the University of Exeter unravel the genetics mysteries of a rare form of diabetes.
Using operational research to reorganise crucial dialysis services during the COVID-19 outbreak
The University of Exeter and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust are making a major contribution to the management of dialysis services.
How our College has risen to the challenges of COVID-19
Students and staff at the University of Exeter have made huge efforts in repurposing research, teaching and University priorities in light of COVID-19.
Exeter in global top five for research on green space and public health
The University of Exeter has leapt into the top five institutions in the world for research output on the links between green space and public health.
£1.85 million for children’s health and maternity research
A national research collaboration has been awarded £1.85 million to investigate children’s health and maternal wellbeing.
Project to enhance climate hazard resilience and related disease prevention in Africa receives funding boost
Experts from the University of Exeter will lead a pioneering project to design digital innovations to help communities across Africa become more resilient to climate hazards and prevent outbreaks of associated diseases.
Next-generation triple antibody test for Covid-19 given green light by MHRA
University of Exeter scientists have developed a revolutionary new device that could allow health professionals to test patients’ antibody response to Covid-19 in as little as seven minutes.
Walking Along Blue Spaces Such as Beaches or Lakes Benefits Mental Health
New study identifies benefits to mood and well-being associated with short, frequent walks near bodies of water
COVID risk calculator aims to help keep BAME healthcare workers safer
A newly-developed tool aims to help workers and employees calculate the biological risk of an individual’s exposure to COVID-19.
Partnership to drive forward experimental dementia research with data science and artificial intelligence
A new partnership brings together a combination of around a thousand scientists and innovators
Defra report features Westcountry research on health benefits of being by the sea
Researchers at two leading Westcountry institutions have teamed up with Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in a study
Exeter academic wins prestigious national BMJ award for climate change in healthcare
David Pencheon, Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter, has won the BMJ Outstanding Contribution to Health Award
£430,000 Government funding to study COVID-19 nursing care
A national team of scientists and nurses, led from the University of Exeter, are researching nursing care for patients in hospital with COVID-19.
Higher end of normal blood platelet count could indicate cancer
Blood platelet counts at the higher end of normal suggest a high risk of cancer in men aged 60 or over, and should be investigated
ADHD services map reveals major gaps in care, failing the vulnerable
New research has called for urgent action after creating a map that identifies gaps in services for adults with ADHD across the UK
Dementia could be prevented or delayed by 40 per cent by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life
Experts have increased the number of lifestyle factors known to influence our risk of developing dementia from nine to 12.
New guidelines launched for doctors on speaking about obesity
Obesity UK is today launching guidelines to change the way doctors speak about obesity, developed in collaboration with the Univerity of Exeter.
Exeter graduates celebrate with online ceremony featuring celebrity alumni
Graduates at the University of Exeter celebrated finishing their degrees in an online ceremony to mark their achievements
Westcountry medical graduates receive thank you hampers
Graduates in medicine-related subjects at the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth have received hampers thanking them for their work
New test better predicts which babies will develop type 1 diabetes
A new approach to predicting which babies will develop type 1 diabetes moves a step closer to routine testing for newborns
New camera recreates Cornish gems in 3D for people with disability
A new 3D camera will help people living with disabilities in Cornwall gain unprecedented access to some of Cornwall's gems.
Prioritising patients with unexpected weight loss for cancer investigation
New research will help GPs to identify the signs, symptoms, and blood test results they should look for to swiftly diagnose cancer in people with unexpected weight loss. The findings have implications for existing health policy and guidelines.
Shoulder replacements benefit most patients for more than ten years, study shows
More than 90 per cent of shoulder replacement implants last more than ten years, according to the largest study of its kind.
Implant choice more important than surgeon skill for hip replacement success
A study analysing over 650,000 hip replacement patients across England and Wales over 14 years sought to investigate why one hospital has consistently been identified as having better than expected outcomes compared to other settings.
Safe thresholds for antibiotics in sewage needed to help combat antibiotic resistance
New research reveals current understanding of safe antibiotic levels in rivers may not prevent evolution of antibiotic resistance.
Buying lots of soft drink linked to low socio-economic status and unhealthier food choices
Households purchasing high volumes of sugary or diet drinks are more likely to have low socio-economic status, higher body mass index (BMI) and overall less healthy food purchases.
Exeter spin-out secures almost £900,000 funding boost
An innovative University of Exeter spin-out company, which uses sophisticated mathematical modelling to help develop treatment plans for patients with epilepsy, has secured two prestigious government funding awards.
Screening UK Biobank blood samples identifies thousands of undiagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes
A study of approximately 200,000 blood samples from the UK Biobank has identified more than 2,000 undiagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes.
£2.5 million to study group treatment programme for people with severe obesity
A team of researchers based in the Westcountry has been awarded nearly £2.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research.
Exeter researchers awarded prestigious fellowships to tackle issues from food insecurity to autism
Five researchers at the University of Exeter have been awarded prestigious fellowships to tackle key issues from food and housing insecurities to autism diagnosis.
Five Simple Lifestyle Changes That Can Prevent Dementia
40% of all dementia diagnoses can be avoided
Mental Health Facility at Torbay Hospital begins construction
The construction of a new £11.8 million Mental Health facility has begun at Devon Partnership NHS Trust’s (DPT) Torbay Hospital.
£1.2 million to roll-out dementia care home programme to COVID-hit sector
£1.2 million in government funding will help researchers develop an innovative online programme to improve and personalise care for people with dementia in care homes.
Cardiac rehabilitation programme wins BMJ award
A home-based rehabilitation programme that could help thousands of heart failure patients to achieve a better quality of life has won a prestigious BMJ award.
Type 1 diabetes could begin in the womb, new research suggests
Type 1 diabetes can develop in babies under six months old, and the immune attack behind the condition may begin before they’re born
Could BCG vaccine protect against COVID-19? UK recruitment begins
A largescale global trial, designed to test the theory that the widely-used BCG vaccine could help protect against COVID-19 will soon recruit healthcare staff and care home workers in the UK.
Young Investigator award for Exeter childhood diabetes researcher
An Exeter researcher who specialises in discovering the cases of types of diabetes that affect babies has been named as Young Investigator of the Year by the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes
Watching nature on TV can boost wellbeing, finds new study
Watching high quality nature programmes on TV can uplift people’s moods and reduce negative emotions
Knighthood for Exeter Honorary Professor allergy and asthma expert
A national authority on the links between allergy and asthmas has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours.
NHS urged not to spend money on expensive incontinence devices
An international team of experts have found no evidence that expensive biofeedback devices used in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women make any difference
Black History Month
The College of Medicine and Health is hosting online events and running a social media campaign to mark the achievements of Black scientists, inventors, doctors and nurses in medicine.
Researcher wins award for work in understanding health benefits of time outside
A University of Exeter researcher has won a US award that recognises his achievements in researching the links between health and the natural environment
Early career researcher recognised with award for depression therapy work
A researcher who has conducted a robust and innovative series of studies on a type of depression therapy has won an award to recognise her work
Scientists pave way to reducing antibiotic resistance build-up in waterways
Researchers have developed a swift new method that could help reduce the problem of antibiotic resistance increasing via wastewater systems
Survey shows one in six children having a probable mental disorder
The proportion of children experiencing a probable mental disorder has increased over the past three years
Launch of new neurodevelopmental and neurodiversity network
A new regional network between the GW4 universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter has launched which will focus on research into neurodiversity and conditions such as ADHD and autism
Death rates among people with severe COVID-19 drop by a half in England
Death rates from people with severe COVID-19 in hospital have dropped to around a half of the rate at the peak of the pandemic
Blood test predicts ovarian cancer better than previously thought
A blood test already available to GPs in the UK is more predictive of ovarian cancer than previously thought and could also help pick up other forms of cancer
Prestigious £900,000 award to investigate underlying mechanisms of depression
An award of £900k will allow research at the University of Exeter to investigate the underlying mechanisms involved in depression
New ‘epigenetic’ clock provides insight into how the human brain ages
A relatively new concept – the epigenetic clock – could inform us about how swiftly we age, and how prone we are to diseases of old age
Living near green space linked to lower rates of smoking and higher chances of quitting
People are significantly less likely to smoke – and are more likely to successfully quit – if they live in green neighbourhoods, new research has found
Learn about how to protect health, wellbeing and the planet through free new online series
Health experts hope a new online webinar series will inspire people to make changes to protect the planet and human health
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Study Seeks CLARITY on COVID-19 risk
A major new UK study investigating whether some patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are at increased risk from COVID-19 has been launched in the South West
Young people recruited to harness smartphones to improve mental health and wellbeing
Young people across Europe are being recruited into a trial to put their smartphone addiction to good use, via an app called MyMoodCoach
No reduction in fractures seen in falls prevention programmes prescribed to older people
Two population screen and treat programmes commonly prescribed to prevent older people falling have no impact on reducing fractures
Green prescriptions could undermine the benefits of spending time in nature
Giving people with existing mental health conditions formal ‘green prescriptions’, may undermine some of the benefits
Understanding rare type of diabetes gives insights into critical mechanisms of insulin production
Solving the genetic puzzle of why babies developed a rare type of diabetes has uncovered a new biological pathway that is fundamental to insulin production
Study aims to REACH out to more heart failure patients
Researchers have received £2.4 million to lead a clinical trial of a home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme for people with heart failure and caregivers.
A few kilograms weight loss nearly halves the risk of diabetes, large scale research study finds
Providing support to help people with prediabetes make small changes to their lifestyle, diet and physical activity can almost halve the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
New funding for research on parent carers in crisis
University of Exeter researchers have been awarded £239,000 to explore suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts, and self-harm in parent carers
£800k funding to investigate treatments for devastating lung disease
Researchers at the University of Exeter have won more than £800,000 in funding to study a deadly lung disease – idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Nearly a third of hospitals in England reached maximum ventilator bed capacity during first wave of Covid-19 pandemic
Thirty percent of hospitals in England reached their maximum occupancy levels for beds with mechanical ventilation support during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic
Liver cancer ten times more likely in men with common genetic disorder haemochromatosis
Men who have the Western world’s most common genetic disorder, haemochromatosis, are ten times more likely to develop liver cancer
Exeter part of UK-wide genomics consortium in £12.2million funding boost
A £12.2 million funding boost will help scientists at the University of Exeter and the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust contribute to national efforts to map how COVID-19 spreads and evolves
Exeter experts recognised as being among world’s most influential scientists
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 danger of Z-drugs for dementia patients
Strong sleeping pills known as ‘Z-drugs’ are linked with an increased risk of falls, fractures and stroke among people with dementia
Staff and Clinical Partners Celebrated at Cross College Staff Aureus Awards
Staff from across the College of Medicine and Health have been recognised for their achievements, successes and student support at the College Aureus Awards 2020
Participants wanted for most in-depth brain study of early Alzheimer’s disease
Exeter researchers are seeking local volunteers to take part in the world’s most detailed study into the onset and development of Alzheimer’s disease
The Exeter hip: 50 years of making healthcare better
An innovative hip stem developed in Exeter 50 years ago today has now been implanted in more than two million patients across the globe
Small and large birth weight linked to genetics of mother and baby – except in tiniest babies
Genetics of mother and baby contribute to most cases where babies are born very large or very small, according to new research
Brain’s ‘speedometer’ could help solve part of dementia puzzle
Nearly one million people in the UK have dementia
Exeter Diabetes Professor wins Belgian’s top scientific prize from country’s queen
Andrew Hattersley, Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Exeter, has won the Baillet Latour Health Prize 2020
Impact of social isolation on the brain... of fish
Have you recently wondered how social-distancing and self-isolation may be affecting your brain?
£300,000 from NIHR to investigate the views of older adults on strategies to improve recovery from planned surgery
A team of researchers from across the University of Exeter Medical School, has secured £300,000 in funding to continue their work into the impact of strategies to improve the recovery of older adults undergoing planned surgery.
Research sheds new light on cause of deadly lung disease
New research could shed light on the mystery cause of a lung disease that is a major killer, and potentially unlock new treatments
Access to nature important for mental health during Covid lockdowns
People in European countries with the strictest COVID-19 lockdown policies were more likely to show symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to an international study investigating the impact of disconnecting from nature.
Research dispels fears human stem cells contain cancer-causing mutations
Pioneering new research has made a pivotal breakthrough that dispel concerns that human stem cells could contain cancer-causing mutations.
New drug molecules hold promise for treating rare inherited terminal childhood disease
Scientists at the University of Exeter have identified a way to “rescue” cells that have genetically mutated
Difference in blood pressure between arms linked to greater death risk
A difference in blood pressure readings between arms is linked to greater risk of heart attack, stroke and death.