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.

PI Recognition

Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:29

Earlier this year, all NIHR local research networks were asked to nominate 3 investigators who had made a difference to the commercial portfolio under the following categories:

  • Consistently delivered to time and target
  • Delivered first commercial study
  • Delivered first global/ European patient
  • Top recruiter globally/Europe-wide
  • Worked above and beyond their call of duty to support commercial research
  • Overcame the challenges of a particularly difficult study
  • Excellent team leader and mentor

The BSG congratulates the following investigators, all of whom received signed certificates acknowledging their achievements:

Tariq Iqbal - University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust - GI
Kosh Agarwal - Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Hep
Daniel Forton - St George's Hospital - Hep
Steve Ryder - Queen's Medical Centre - Hep
Raj Srirajaskanthan - University Hospitals Lewisham – Hep

Help Streamline Health Research

Monday, 12 May 2014 08:12

The HRA is looking for a range of exceptional people across a range of disciplines, knowledgeable about health research systems and regulation, with excellent change and project management skills, in full and part-time posts to help them streamline health research by implementing the HRA Assessment and Approval. See PDF for further details.

 

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