Research News

Spotlight on Hepatitis

Friday, 25 July 2014 10:56

To mark World Hepatitis Day (28 July) the NIHR Clinical Research Network has launched "Spotlight on Hepatitis" - an online resource highlighting recent breakthroughs in Hepatitis C research which are leading to better treatments for hepatitis C patients.

The online resource includes information on a revolutionary treatment approach to Hepatitis C. A new generation of oral drugs with minimal side effects have been developed which block the virus and stop it from replicating. Published results of the recent Turquoise-II trial showed that one such drug cured more than 90% of patients of hepatitis C within 12 weeks.

As well as reading interviews with patients describing how taking part in ground-breaking research studies has changed their lives, visitors can also learn how collaboration between researchers and the life-sciences industry is helping patients to gain access to cutting-edge treatments sooner. Find out more at www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/spotlightonhepatitis

 

Funding opportunities update

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:49

Deadlines are fast approaching for quite a few funding opportunities. Please go to the RFO page for details.

Please go to the Clinical Trials Updates page for more news and progress with UK clinical trials.

UEG Rising Stars 2015 - nominations open

Friday, 06 June 2014 07:43

Every year, the UEG's National Societies Committee and Scientific Committee jointly select up to 10 emerging clinical scientists. Those young researchers are awarded Rising Star status based on a track record of international-quality research and developing scientific independence. This initiative provides a durable platform for young researchers to give state-of-the-art lectures and chair scientific sessions at UEG Week. The nominations process for UEG Rising Stars is open until 30 September 2014; BSG members should email the following documentation to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 1st September 2014. Two successful applicants will be supplied with mandatory supporting letters to accompany their application via the UEG website.

  • One A4 page Curriculum Vitae.
  • Listing of full papers, downloaded from Medline or PubMed.
  • A short (maximum 300 words) outline of the talk they would give at UEG Week if selected as Rising Star.

Candidates for Rising Stars 2015

  • Must be born October 1, 1973 or later.
  • Must reside in Europe or the Mediterranean area (countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea).
  • Must show at least one publication in a major journal (Journal of Hepatology, Gut, Hepatology, Gastroenterology and above) or at least 3 publications in other renowned peer-review journals. Please note that this is a minimum criterion and in practice Rising Star awardees have substantial international quality publication records.
  • May be at any academic level except full professor.
  • Have to be able to give their talk at UEG Week in English.

CICRA Research Grants

Monday, 14 July 2014 14:30

The Crohn's in Childhood Research Association offers the following research opportunities.

Research Fellowship in Paediatric Gastroenterology: Applications are invited from interested centres in the UK - closing date for receipt of applications Thursday 6th November 2014

PhD studentship: CICRA invites applications from research groups with a proven track record of high quality output in gut immunology and inflammation or IBD genetics. Closing date for receipt of applications - Thursday 6th November 2014

Project grant: CICRA invites high quality research applications for funding up to £100,000 relevant to Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in childhood. Closing date for receipt of applications Thursday 6th November 2014

Bursary grants: CICRA also gives grants of up to £400 (up to a total amount of £5,000pa) to enable UK based young Doctors still in training/nurses/final year medical students and similar persons with an interest in the area of Crohn's and colitis (IBD) to support attendance at national, international scientific/educational congresses and if considered appropriate IBD related training courses.

Application forms and further information can be obtained from the CICRA website: www.cicra.org

 

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