Your chance to be part of research into how a nasal spray could help combat Covid-19

Swansea University is looking for volunteers from South Wales to be part of vital research into how an over the counter nasal spray could help protect against Covid-19. Swansea University says its scientists are investigating if Carragelose, which contains a form of seaweed, could prevent Covid-19 or reduce the severity of its symptoms. They are … Continue reading Your chance to be part of research into how a nasal spray could help combat Covid-19

Researchers to develop a test for children most at risk of severe short sightedness

Researchers are developing a genetic test to identify people with severe short sightedness (high myopia) who are most at risk of permanent damage to their eyesight and would therefore benefit from more frequent monitoring. The test may also help to identify children who are most at risk of developing severe short sightedness. Researchers at Cardiff … Continue reading Researchers to develop a test for children most at risk of severe short sightedness

Funding boost for research looking at the provision of eyecare in the community

A new project set up to study the best way to care for patients with long standing eye conditions in the community has secured a major research grant. Swansea University reports Dr Pippa Anderson and Dr Mari Jones, from their Centre for Health Economics (SCHE), are part of a multidisciplinary team which has just been … Continue reading Funding boost for research looking at the provision of eyecare in the community

Trials in Swansea to see if a popular Boots cold remedy can stop coronavirus

A trial of a cold remedy containing seaweed which could potentially combat coronavirus is underway in Swansea. WalesOnline reports a research study by Swansea University involving four hundred and eighty frontline NHS workers in the city is examining the efficacy of Boots Dual Defence in preventing Covid illness and reducing the severity of its symptoms. … Continue reading Trials in Swansea to see if a popular Boots cold remedy can stop coronavirus

Volunteers wanted for Covid-19 vaccine trial in Wrexham

Volunteers are needed to take part in a clinical trial of a vaccine against coronavirus in North Wales. The BBC reports preliminary testing has been completed and showed promising initial results on antibody levels in healthy volunteers. It will now be tested on nine thousand volunteers across eighteen regions around the UK including Wrexham. Betsi … Continue reading Volunteers wanted for Covid-19 vaccine trial in Wrexham

Reports show health and care research in Wales brings significant benefits

A report published by Health and Care Research Wales reveals the impact of research for patients living with conditions such as Huntington’s, post traumatic stress disorder and breast cancer as a result of major collaborations in Wales. The report, Making a difference: The impact of health and social care research in Wales, also highlight the … Continue reading Reports show health and care research in Wales brings significant benefits

More coronavirus vaccine trials in Wales “within weeks”

A top scientist who works for the body responsible for organising the pilots has said different vaccines will be trialed across parts of Wales “very soon”. About five hundred volunteers in the Gwent area have already taken part in trials of the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. The BBC reports the … Continue reading More coronavirus vaccine trials in Wales “within weeks”

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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