Accelerate supports the development of safer VR experiences in healthcare

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Assistive Technologies Innovation Centre (ATiC) and Cardiff University’s Clinical Innovation Accelerator (CIA) are collaborating with Rescape Innovation Ltd to improve the safe deployment of virtual reality for health care staff and patients. Rescape Innovation are pioneering the use of VR in healthcare to reduce pain, anxiety and improve … Continue reading Accelerate supports the development of safer VR experiences in healthcare

Rescape overfunding after successful crowdfunding campaign

A Cardiff based immersive technology in healthcare pioneer is overfunding after its successful crowdfunding campaign secured backing from a wide range of investors. Insider Media reports Rescape Innovation has already raised more than £350,000 through Crowdcube to help the company expand its use of virtual reality in the treatment of patients and to help frontline … Continue reading Rescape overfunding after successful crowdfunding campaign

Crab shells could protect NHS staff from coronavirus

A material derived from waste crab shells is being tested for use as a virucide for use on PPE and other medical devices. Bangor University reports its experts are working Pwllheli based Pennotec (Pennog Limited) to develop a unique coating which has long lasting virus destroying properties. The BBC reports the crab shells providing the … Continue reading Crab shells could protect NHS staff from coronavirus

Agreement between Cardiff University and Cytox to tackle Alzheimer’s disease

Cardiff University has signed an agreement with Cytox to help the company develop a genetic risk assessment tool for Alzheimer’s disease. Cardiff University says under the licence Cytox will access its IP regarding polygenic risk scoring algorithms for predicting the future onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Cytox will gain exclusive commercialisation rights to IP and know … Continue reading Agreement between Cardiff University and Cytox to tackle Alzheimer’s disease

Welsh scientists helping to understand how the immune system responds during coronavirus

Cardiff University’s School of Medicine and Systems Immunity Research Institute are part of a UK wide effort to identify what makes a good or bad immune response to Covid-19. The UK Covid-19 Immunology Consortium will also look at how factors like age can influence the immune response to coronavirus. Evidence from the pandemic has shown … Continue reading Welsh scientists helping to understand how the immune system responds during coronavirus

International study reveals low levels of wellbeing among children in Wales

Children in Wales have some of the lowest levels of wellbeing among children across thirty five countries, a team of Cardiff University researchers has found. The university reports the team, from the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD), surveyed over two thousand six hundred children from across Wales about their own … Continue reading International study reveals low levels of wellbeing among children in Wales

Genetic study points to cells responsible for Parkinson’s disease

Scientists have uncovered new insights into the origins of Parkinson’s disease. The team, from the UK Dementia Research Institute at Cardiff University and the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre at the University of Oxford, studied the genes of more than six thousand cells from a region deep in the middle of the brain called the substantia … Continue reading Genetic study points to cells responsible for Parkinson’s disease

Cardiff University awarded £155k to improve brain cancer treatment

Researchers at Cardiff University have been awarded £155,000 from the Brain Tumour Charity to develop a standardised way of recording patient reported outcomes for brain tumour trials. Brain cancer studies traditionally focus on tumour size and maintaining patient survival. But there is growing recognition that studies need to better consider information about outcomes such as … Continue reading Cardiff University awarded £155k to improve brain cancer treatment

Brother Engineering plans to make half a million masks per day

A Swansea based engineering company has adapted its way of working and is now producing surgical masks, creating new jobs and supporting the Welsh Government’s efforts to increase Welsh production of much needed PPE. The Welsh Government says, with the help and support of its COVID-19 Research, Development and Innovation support fund, Brother Engineering has … Continue reading Brother Engineering plans to make half a million masks per day

Two studies to look at visual hallucinations in people with sight loss

Fight for Sight is highlighting the need for more awareness and research into Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS), a visual hallucinatory condition which is common in people with sight loss. MediWales reports the charity is announcing funding for two research projects into the condition with the hope of finding a treatment or cure. Charles Bonnet syndrome … Continue reading Two studies to look at visual hallucinations in people with sight loss

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