Research to improve the diagnosis of of colorectal cancer

Current faecal blood tests for colorectal cancer have a 60% false positive rate. New funding from Cancer Research UK is helping scientists at Cardiff University to find better, safer tests. Inaccuracy of initial tests for colorectal cancer are putting patients at unnecessary risk, highlighting vital need for the development of precise and non-invasive testing. Cardiff … Continue reading Research to improve the diagnosis of of colorectal cancer

Award for 3D printing project to support wheelchair users

Using his background in engineering, trainee clinical scientist Jonathan Howard has played a key part in the manufacturing of 3D printed bespoke head supports for people using wheelchairs. Jonathan Howard, who is based in Morriston Hospital, collaborated with both PDR at Cardiff Metropolitan University and the College of Engineering at Swansea University on this new … Continue reading Award for 3D printing project to support wheelchair users

Swansea University study looks at top diabetic cyclists

Swansea University researchers have been monitoring the gruelling demands endured by a unique group of elite cyclists in their drive to find out more about diabetes. Team Novo Nordisk is the world’s only professional cycling team made up of riders with type 1 diabetes. Swansea University reports its sports scientists studied the physical challenges the … Continue reading Swansea University study looks at top diabetic cyclists

New project aims to offer treatment for ovarian cancer

A new £2.6m project led by Swansea University aims to dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer for women. Swansea University says the Cluster for Epigenomic and Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) Therapeutics (CEAT) has been awarded £1.2m from the European Regional Development Fund via the Welsh … Continue reading New project aims to offer treatment for ovarian cancer

Swansea University’s £14.7m award to build future skills

Swansea University has been awarded major funding for two Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) that will help build knowledge and skills bases needed to address the scientific and technological challenges facing the UK. Swansea University reports the £14.7m funding has been awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the main funding body … Continue reading Swansea University’s £14.7m award to build future skills

Swansea University playing vital role in research projects

Swansea University’s reputation for top level research has been given another major boost after it helped secure two major new grants from the European Commission. Swansea University reports the In Vitro Toxicology Group at its Medical School is a partner in a pair of international projects which have been awarded grants totalling €11m from the … Continue reading Swansea University playing vital role in research projects

Healthy people’s poo could help tackle obesity and diabetes

A research trial in Swansea will see microscopic organisms harvested from the faeces of healthy volunteers and transplanted into the bowels of people with type 2 diabetes who are also obese. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) say the trial has the potential to be a global game changer by leading to weight loss … Continue reading Healthy people’s poo could help tackle obesity and diabetes

Tasmanian devil cancer unlikely to cause extinction

A new study of Tasmanian devils has revealed that a transmissible cancer which has devastated devil populations in recent years is unlikely to cause extinction of the iconic species. Swansea University reports new research led by Dr Konstans Wells, from its College of Science, has revealed it’s more likely the disease will fade out or … Continue reading Tasmanian devil cancer unlikely to cause extinction

New trap for bugs could stop damage to golf courses

Swansea University-based biotech company Bionema has launched a product that can trap chafer beetles, whose larvae is responsible for millions of pounds worth of damage to grass and turf. An ADAS Consultancy report has calculated the economic cost of chafer grubs at up to £85m a year for golf courses in the UK, from lost … Continue reading New trap for bugs could stop damage to golf courses

Ultra ultrasound to transform new technology

Scientists at University of Queensland and Swansea University’s Department of Physics have developed a new, more sensitive method to measure ultrasound waves. The new sensor, capable of detecting vibrations of living cells, may revolutionise everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles. World first experiments at the University of Queensland have combined modern nanofabrication and nanophotonics … Continue reading Ultra ultrasound to transform new technology

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