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One-off bowel scope cuts cancer risk for at least 17 years

22 February 2017

A one-off bowel screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives, according to a study published in The Lancet.The researchers, funded by an...

New #twosides campaign promotes public involvement in research

14 February 2017

The NIHR is launching a striking new campaign urging patients and the public to get actively involved in health and social care research which affects the lives of millions of people. Featuring an iconic split...

Call for UK Clinical Research Collaboration Clinical Trials Unit Registration

07 February 2017

The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Registered Clinical Trials Units (CTU) Network invites new applications from previously unregistered Clinical Trials Units to undergo the registration process, which is designed to help improve the quality of...

New Brittle bone trial seeks to reduce risk of fractures

19 January 2017

People with a rare bone condition that can cause them to have hundreds of fractures during a lifetime are being invited to trial a potential treatment. Researchers have received £1.5 million from the NIHR to...

Do you have what it takes to become an adviser for the James Lind Alliance?

05 January 2017

The James Lind Alliance (JLA) has launched a fresh drive to recruit new advisers to its team.The JLA is hunting for people who are passionate about making a difference in healthcare to join them.They are...

Sign up for new webinars offering advice on NIHR Researchfish submissions

04 January 2017

RESEARCHERS and research managers are being invited to sign up for webinars offering vital advice on making 2017 NIHR Researchfish submissions.We are holding two online seminars on Wednesday, January 11 – one tailored for NIHR...

Open access from start to finish

24 November 2016

A new website for the NIHR Journals Library launched today. By incorporating project information into the existing wealth of open access data, the new site provides access to the full story of NIHR-funded research projects....

Government launches £60 million call for global health research

18 November 2016

UK universities are being invited to apply for Department of Health funding for research to benefit people’s health in low and middle-income countries across the globe. £60 million will be available for successful universities looking...

Researchers explore the best treatments for glaucoma

17 November 2016

Researchers have found that a procedure used to remove cataracts is more successful than current standard treatments with laser in treating Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma – a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Professor Azuara-Blanco, from...

Researchers continue the fight against Choroideremia

08 November 2016

Following on from a successful world’s first Phase I gene therapy trial for choroideremia, Professor Robert MacLaren and his team have started a Phase II trial enrolling 30 patients. The project has been funded by...


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