PulmonIR take major step in tackling lung disease

Swansea-based start-up PulmonIR Ltd has developed a first generation of products that will predict whether a person has or is likely to develop a serious lung condition. Business News Wales reports PulmonIR are the first in the world to have developed a commercial instrument of this type specifically designed for respiratory applications. The company’s founders … Continue reading PulmonIR take major step in tackling lung disease

Vaughan Gething launches emergency medicine centre

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has officially launched the Welsh Centre for Emergency Medicine Research at Morriston Hospital. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board say the centre, located in Morriston Hospital’s Emergency Department, is a hugely successful partnership between them and Swansea University. The launch builds on years of cutting edge work in emergency, biomedical, epidemiological … Continue reading Vaughan Gething launches emergency medicine centre

Oriel Science returns for Super Science Sunday

Oriel Science will be returning to the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea on March 10th to host “Super Science Sunday” during British Science Week. From 11am to 4pm visitors of all ages can enjoy over twenty interactive science exhibits at this free event. Swansea University says this year visitors can find out how insects are helping … Continue reading Oriel Science returns for Super Science Sunday

Swansea University maggots appear on Casualty

The plot of last Saturday’s episode of Casualty was developed with assistance from Professor Yamni Nigam, who heads the research team behind the Love a Maggot campaign. Swansea University reports she has been working with the production team of the BBC hospital drama for more than six months, advising them on medicinal maggots. In the … Continue reading Swansea University maggots appear on Casualty

Swansea University helping improve heart attack treatment

The Welsh Ambulance Service will work with researchers from Swansea University Medical School, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London and University of Leeds to identify when ambulance crews should perform a simple ECG test. The project has received a £197,000 grant from the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Currently when someone has a suspected … Continue reading Swansea University helping improve heart attack treatment

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

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