Cystic fibrosis impacts growth in the womb

New research, published in Thorax, funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has shown that babies with cystic fibrosis (CF) are born weighing less than babies without the condition, even allowing that they are more likely to be born prematurely. The University of Liverpool reports the research, conducted by CF-EpiNet, a Cystic Fibrosis Trust Strategic Research … Continue reading Cystic fibrosis impacts growth in the womb

How social media influences children’s food intake

New research from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, highlights the negative influence that social media has on children’s food intake. Current research shows celebrity endorsement and television advertising of unhealthy foods increases children’s intake of these foods. However, children are increasingly … Continue reading How social media influences children’s food intake

£73k award for University of Liverpool epilepsy research

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have been awarded a £73,000 grant from Epilepsy Research UK to help identify brain imaging biomarkers for drug treatment response in epilepsy. The University of Liverpool reports Dr Simon Keller, from its Institute Of Translational Medicine, has been awarded the grant to investigate whether or not it is possible … Continue reading £73k award for University of Liverpool epilepsy research

Old drug could help treat motor neurone disease

An international study led by biochemists at the University of Liverpool has shown that the drug molecule ebselen can correct many of the toxic characteristics of a protein that causes some cases of hereditary motor neurone disease. Motor neurone disease is an incurable, progressive disease that attacks the nerves controlling movement so muscles no longer … Continue reading Old drug could help treat motor neurone disease

More insights into how Ebola affects the eye

A new study, conducted by the researchers from the University of Liverpool and published in JAMA Ophthalmology, identifies the specific characteristics of Ebola retinal lesions, which provide further clues as to how the virus travels to the retina and causes damage. Viruses like Ebola can stay hidden in the body by exploiting a vulnerability in … Continue reading More insights into how Ebola affects the eye

Centre of excellence for food research launched

A new University of Liverpool research centre that is addressing the alleviation of hunger, the adoption of healthy diets and the sustainable production and utilisation of food has celebrated its official launch. The world is undergoing the fastest rates of change it has seen since humans began to dominate land and water use. Underlying these … Continue reading Centre of excellence for food research launched

Network launched to help develop drugs for children

A new network, involving paediatric specialists from across the world, has been launched to help facilitate the development of new drugs for children in Europe. The University of Liverpool reports the members of the Collaborative Network for European Clinical Trials for Children (conect4children/c4c), which include specialists from the University of Liverpool, Alder Hey Children’s NHS … Continue reading Network launched to help develop drugs for children

Study highlights gender gap in adolescent mental health

The gender gap in mental ill health and wellbeing widens from childhood into early adolescence, according to a University of Liverpool led study. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and UK Government funded research, led by Dr Praveetha Patalay from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, identified several risk factors … Continue reading Study highlights gender gap in adolescent mental health

£250K for multidrug resistant bacteria antibiotic research

The University of Liverpool has been awarded an initial grant of £250,000 to help develop antibiotics for multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria. Currently, MDR bacteria are one of the most dangerous threats to human health. Typically, MDR bacteria are associated with infections that originated or were acquired in a hospital. The University of Liverpool reports its … Continue reading £250K for multidrug resistant bacteria antibiotic research

£450K for University of Liverpool bowel cancer research

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have been awarded a £450,000 grant from Cancer Research UK to help further develop a machine that can “smell” cancer. Colorectal cancer (CRC), also known as bowel cancer, is the second most common cause of death from cancer in the UK. The University of Liverpool reports the bowel cancer … Continue reading £450K for University of Liverpool bowel cancer research

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