Researchers call for better quality reporting of asthma diagnosis and events

Researchers from Swansea University Medical School and the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research have today cautioned that improved and consistent reporting of studies is needed in order to answer important questions about asthma (Swansea University, 2017). Nearly 10% of the UK population has a recorded diagnosis of asthma, accounting for almost 100,000 hospital admissions … Continue reading Researchers call for better quality reporting of asthma diagnosis and events

Project to develop graphene sensor for quicker diagnosis of hepatitis

Researchers from institutions in China and the UK, including Swansea University, are collaborating on a project to develop a graphene-based sensor, which aims to provide an easy, low cost way of diagnosing hepatitis on the spot (Swansea University, 2017). BIOVICI, developing the next generation of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices, brings together the National Physical Laboratory … Continue reading Project to develop graphene sensor for quicker diagnosis of hepatitis

Plans for a new wellness centre in Swansea city centre

Swansea Council, in partnership with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU), has commissioned specialist healthcare advisors, IBI Group, to work on the feasibility of a new city centre wellness centre that aims to address future trends in healthcare (ARCH, 2017). In a move to place as much emphasis on people’s wellbeing as on healthcare, … Continue reading Plans for a new wellness centre in Swansea city centre

Hunger hormone appears to promote the growth of new brain cells

A stomach hormone that stimulates appetite seems to promote the growth of new brain cells and protect them from the effects of ageing, and may explain why some people say that fasting makes them feel mentally sharper (New Scientist, 2017). When ghrelin was first discovered, it became known as the hunger hormone. It is made … Continue reading Hunger hormone appears to promote the growth of new brain cells

Swansea University’s smart bandages to be trialled “within 12 months”

Swansea University scientists have said bandages which can detect how a wound is healing and send messages back to doctors could be trialled within the next twelve months (BBC News, 2017). The bandages would use real time 5G technology to monitor what treatment is needed and also keep track of a patient’s activity levels. The … Continue reading Swansea University’s smart bandages to be trialled “within 12 months”

Study finds volunteering reduces the risk of dementia

A Swansea University academic is part of a team that has discovered that individuals who decide to retire from the workforce, but start to volunteer instead, report substantially less cognitive complaints and are far less likely to be diagnosed with dementia compared to retired workers who do not volunteer (Swansea University, 2017). Dr Martin Hyde … Continue reading Study finds volunteering reduces the risk of dementia

Moleculomics helps get effective drugs to market quickly and cheaply

Getting better drugs to market faster, and at a fraction of the cost, is a step closer thanks to technology for speeding up the testing process, which is being developed by a Swansea University spin-out Moleculomics (Swansea University, 2017). Moleculomics has been developing comprehensive platforms of computer generated models for protein structures in the human … Continue reading Moleculomics helps get effective drugs to market quickly and cheaply

Farmed chicken’s immune system “too slow” to beat campylobacter

University of Liverpool research has revealed that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off campylobacter during their short lifespan (University of Liverpool, 2017). The findings have important implications in the challenge towards developing a poultry vaccine for the bug, which is the UK’s leading cause of food poisoning. … Continue reading Farmed chicken’s immune system “too slow” to beat campylobacter

New drug proven to reduce your risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke

A pioneering new drug has been clinically proven to reduce the chance of someone dying from a heart attack or stroke (WalesOnline, 2017). Following a worldwide trial involving 27,500 high risk patients, evolocumab, also known as Repatha, was found to radically lower cholesterol levels. The study, which included scientists at Swansea University, found that evolocumab … Continue reading New drug proven to reduce your risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke

Bevan Commission Academy officially opens

The Bevan Commission Academy for Health Leadership and Innovation has been formally opened at Swansea University’s Bay Campus by Dr Andrew Goodall, Director General of NHS Wales (Swansea University, 2017). The Bevan Commission Academy responds to the findings of the Commission for stronger leadership and innovation through a more prudent approach to health and wellbeing … Continue reading Bevan Commission Academy officially opens

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