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West Midlands Academic Health Science Network - August Update

This monthly newsletter delivers the best in news, project spotlights, events, and more directly to your inbox every month. See what's been happening so far this month.

Wed 31 Aug 2022, 13:11 | Tags: Health GRP

Financial and sleeping difficulties are key mental health risk indicators in university students

  • Research led by University of Warwick psychologists shows that financial worries and sleep difficulties are consistently associated with poor mental health in students
  • Based on surveys with 895 university students and 547 non-students, the research examined changes to poor mental health symptoms during the pandemic
  • No significant difference in mental health risks between students and non-students of the same age
  • Research reinforces the importance of utilising research expertise to better inform student support services
Thu 18 Aug 2022, 10:28 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network - June Update

This monthly newsletter delivers the best in news, project spotlights, events, and more directly to your inbox every month. See what's been happening so far this month...

Tue 21 Jun 2022, 09:01 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

Compromised connections: the impact of Covid-19 on hospice care

Today we’re launching brand new research with @warwickuni@johnmacartney, exploring the impact of Covid-19 on hospices and what this means for the future of hospice care.

Thu 09 Jun 2022, 09:02 | Tags: Cancer Research Centre GRPNews Health GRP

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network - May Update

Welcome to the May WMAHSN Update

We have a new-look newsletter to bring you the best in news, project spotlights, events, and more. See what's coming up in May...

Wed 04 May 2022, 11:08 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

Understanding how to stop ice growth with amino acids

The GibsonGroup, working with the Sosso Group in chemistry have demonstrated that simple amino acids can slow the recrystallisation of ice. Ice recrystallisation inhibition (IRI) is normally associated with ice binding proteins, but the team show that amino acids can also achieve this. Using a combination of experiments and modelling the importance of the structure of the amino acid is explored, and the relative role of ice binding investigated.

Read the paper here.

Tue 12 Apr 2022, 10:53 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

Multiple sclerosis and the Epstein Barr virus

Multiple sclerosis mystery solved: Glandular fever virus is the cause.

Fri 11 Mar 2022, 09:29 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

AMR programme: call for Research Fellow Mentors

Monash Warwick Alliance antimicrobial resistance (AMR) training programme in Emerging Superbug Threats – Call for Research Fellow Mentors

Academic colleagues are invited to apply to become a mentor for a philanthropically funded research fellow associated with this programme, which aims to deliver interdisciplinary AMR research training across the Warwick and Monash campuses to recent PhD graduates with relevant expertise. Further information about the goals and structure of the programme, and details of how to apply can be found here https://warwick.ac.uk/global/partnerships/mwa/current/amr/. The deadline for submitting applications is 28 Feb 2022.

Fri 11 Feb 2022, 09:10 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

AHSN Funding Newsletter November 2021

Welcome to November's AHSN Funding Newsletter. This bulletin alerts you to funding opportunities, international opportunities, events and other relevant AHSN news. For each opportunity we have provided a brief summary and a link to full details.

Thu 25 Nov 2021, 15:25 | Tags: funding GRPNews Health GRP

How insulin has changed diabetes care, 100 years on

Dr Thomas Barber was interviewed by Medical News Today on current insulin research and potential future developments. Listen to the interview here.

Wed 17 Nov 2021, 13:18 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

International Partnership Fund

The fund aims to strengthen or initiate exchange between Warwick researchers/educators and their counterparts from leading international universities or institutes by enabling them to jointly undertake preliminary research, organize meetings, conferences, or workshops.

Tue 02 Nov 2021, 13:53 | Tags: funding, Health GRP

Immunotherapy combination could be alternative to ‘Extreme’ chemotherapy in some head and neck cancers

An immunotherapy combination could be better than standard ‘Extreme’ chemotherapy as first-line treatment for some patients with relapsed or metastatic head and neck cancer, or both, a major phase III trial suggests.

Tue 12 Oct 2021, 13:19 | Tags: GPP GRPNews Health GRP

Cholesterol drug appraised by WMS researchers to be made available on NHS

A new drug to lower cholesterol which was appraised by Warwick Evidence will be made available to hundreds of thousands of NHS patients

Mon 20 Sep 2021, 12:32 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

Patient Community Hub

A new Patient Public Community Hub has been launched within Academic Primary Care, with content developed with NIHR Research Champions (public volunteers who raise awareness about research ) from the West Midlands. The hub is aimed at helping to create an environment that makes local health research results more accessible to the public and provides opportunities for local involvement and engagement with health research. It's being developed as part of a qualitative research project by Eleanor Hoverd, Research Nurse and NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellow at UAPC, supervised by Professor Sophie Staniszewska and Professor Jeremy Dale.

Thu 26 Aug 2021, 09:38 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

Making a difference to the health and wellbeing of our region

We've just launched a new network, in partnership with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) and Bruntwood SciTech, called the West Midlands Health and Wellbeing Innovation Network. The Network will find and develop the next big innovations in healthcare transformation.

Using the expertise and resources of the University and hospital, businesses in the healthcare, technology and wellbeing sectors can benefit and grow, and ultimately help us to take on new and existing healthcare challenges. The Network has also received £100,000 funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority's Innovation Programme to create and develop responses to health challenges that will impact our region. Read on below to find out more about the Network.

Thu 29 Jul 2021, 08:31 | Tags: GRPNews Health GRP

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