Research News

New technology to monitor gut motility

Monday, 10 April 2017 08:35

GutCheck is a wireless, wearable patch that will give doctors a comprehensive picture of what’s going on in the human gut. Learn more about how it works and how it could be used. It is still in development, so preliminary data will be presented at the AGA's Digestive Diseases Week in May 2017.

Action Medical Research awards £100k for IBD research

Monday, 03 April 2017 16:10

Dr Matthias Zilbauer, of the University of Cambridge, has been awarded £100k for a project aiming to find a way to predict how a child’s condition is likely to progress if they are diagnosed with IBD – whether the child’s symptoms are likely to be mild and require minimal treatment, or more severe, needing more intensive treatment. Studies in adults suggest it might be possible to identify people who are at highest risk of having severe symptoms by analysing certain blood cells. Dr Zilbauer has been investigating whether this approach might also work for children and early results are promising. In this project, the team is finding out more about the potential benefits of the new test in children and simplifying the techniques used, so they are suitable for routine use. More information is available from the Action Medical Research website.

Cancer Research UK £10m pancreatic cancer investment

Monday, 03 April 2017 15:52

PRECISION-Panc is an ambitious programme of research that seeks to uncover the molecular profile of individual patients with pancreatic cancer, to learn more about the disease and to pave the way for patients entering clinical trials in a way that matches their tumour biology to the type of treatment. The £10m investment is Cancer Research UK’s biggest standalone investment in pancreatic cancer research to date and builds on their strategic focus on the disease. Research has helped double cancer survival rates, but progress has not been equal across all cancer types. People with pancreatic cancer have some of the lowest chances of survival, which is why CRUK name it as one of four priority ‘cancers of unmet need’ in their 5-year Research Strategy, published in 2014.

€100,000 for future scientific research project: Application for UEG Research Prize 2017 is now open!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:42

The annual Research Prize is awarded for excellence in basic science, translational or clinical research. UEG support a future scientific research project from early stage to successful conclusion. The recipient must be able to demonstrate that their previous work has had an impact in its field and its quality is recognised internationally.

Application is open until May 12, 2017

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