Research News

Spotlight on Hepatitis

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 00:00

The World Hepatitis Day 2016 took place on on Thursday 28th July. This year's theme was Elimination with the organisers launching the 'NOhep campaign' as part of the proceedings.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) website contains campaign material, general information, patient stories, technical information, WHD archives and their strategy on tackling hepatitis.

The key points of the strategy are that by 2030:

  • 90% of infants will receive hepatitis B birth dose vaccine
  • All blood donations will be screened
  • 90% of people will have access to safe injections
  • 90% of people will be aware of their illness and 80% will be treated for it
  • that these aims will contribute to a 65% reduction in hepatitis deaths and a 90% reduction in new cases

MRC - 'Screen-and-treat' scheme for hepatitis B may prevent deadly complications

Thursday, 04 August 2016 14:46

Research into Africa's first 'screen-and-treat' programme for hepatitis B suggests the initiative may reduce deadly complications of the virus.

To catch hepatitis infection earlier, before it causes conditions such as liver damage or cancer, the research team ran a pilot study testing people for the virus in communities in The Gambia, West Africa.

The new findings, from researchers at a number of international institutions including the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia and Imperial College London, also suggest the initiative is feasible and cost-effective.

Further Information

NIHR Fellowship Information Afternoon

Friday, 29 July 2016 14:58

The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) and Trainees Co-ordinating Centre (TCC) will be holding a Fellowship Information Afternoon, in September. If you are intending to apply for the January 2017 round of the NIHR Fellowship scheme, it is strongly advised that you attend.

The event will aim to provide a more in-depth understanding of how best to apply for a Fellowship and the opportunity to ask questions of the TCC team, Fellowship panel members, experienced researchers and RDS advisers.

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.

When: 13:00 to 16:30 - 27 September 2016

Where: The Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE.

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NIHR RDS Essential Guide to Grant Applications

Friday, 29 July 2016 14:47

Are you thinking of applying to an NIHR funding programme? Do you have an idea for a health and social care research proposal, but require help with methodological aspects of writing a grant application? The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) is running an interactive, innovative and free to attend three-day event that focuses on how to write a good grant application.

Applying for research funding is increasingly becoming more and more competitive and this is a great chance to get expert support and advice from those who know what makes a successful application.

When: 12 October 2016

Where: Southampton

Further Information

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