Funded Masters courses and CPD modules now available to support development of genomic technologies
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 10:17
The Health Education England Genomics Education Programme is offering NHS staff a specially-developed fully-funded MSc in Genomic Medicine and associated CPD modules. This to support the NHS's role in the 100,000 Genomes Project and to drive wider service transformation around the development of genomic technologies. The Masters and CPD modules will be offered through a national network of universities. Alongside the MSc, a number of short online courses have been developed, including introductory overviews to Genomics and Bioinformatics, which provide certified learning for staff.
Health Education England Genomics Education Programme
New animation from the Royal Society - What is gene editing and how does it work?
Monday, 28 November 2016 15:35
Gene editing allows scientists to change gene sequences by adding, replacing or removing sections of DNA. This animation explains how this technology works, as well as its possible ethical and societal implications. The animation was produced jointly with the Wellcome Trust.
NIHR and BSG launch top 10 research priorities for alcohol-related liver disease
Monday, 28 November 2016 13:31
‘What are the most effective ways to help people with alcohol-related liver disease stop drinking?’ is the top priority question for alcohol-related liver disease research, according to new results from the JLA’s Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Priority Setting Partnership (PSP). Read the full story on the PSP website.
BSG VP and team win HSJ Award
Monday, 28 November 2016 11:17
Prof Colin Rees wins 'Clinical Research Impact' category at HSJ Awards
On 23 November 2016, Prof Colin Rees and his team at South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust won the Clinical Research Impact category of the Health Service Journal annual awards, for their entry "Delivering High Quality Gastroenterology Research". Sponsored by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network, the award is presented to an NHS organisation that has made an extra effort to embed clinical research as core business and harness the outcomes of clinical research to improve services and treatments for its patients. The full statement from the NIHR can be found on the NIHR website. The full list of awards is on the Health Service Journal website. The BSG congratulates Prof Rees and his team.
- A specific strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus may relieve symptoms of lactose intolerance
- Bacteria from celiac patients influence gluten’s digestion and its ability to provoke an immune response
- Are clues about childhood asthma and heightened immune responses found in a baby’s gut microbiome?
- Hints that composition and diversity of gut bacteria could impact progression of Alzheimer’s disease
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