News archive 2016
Research into Ménière’s Disease is getting a big boost this week, with the release of a newly updated tool to record and analyse symptoms.
A major study, involving researchers from the University of Exeter, has launched aiming to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.
New research has revealed how disease-associated changes in two interlinked networks within the brain may play a key role in the development of the symptoms of dementia.
Study to look at the influence of Asian parents on their young adult child’s body dissatisfaction levels and disordered eating in Singapore.
A world-renowned expert in diagnostic test evaluation will come to Exeter in March as a Visiting International Academic Fellow at the University of Exeter Medical School.
The University of Exeter Medical School has received a £1 million donation from The Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation.
Mating with a large number of partners may not be as good an indicator of success as it appears, new research has shown.
A University of Exeter Medical School Professor is involved in a project to bring together specialists to find solutions to improve mental health services for school children across the country.
Three graduates from the University of Exeter have received funding for their new and innovative online medical revision service.
A new €6 million research project launches this month, aiming to shed light on how coasts and rivers affect the health of populations across Europe.
People who have had a stroke in Devon are receiving faster and more effective treatment thanks to research that has used the latest advances in computer simulation.
Children who are diagnosed with diabetes before the age of seven develop a more aggressive form of the disease than that seen in teenagers, new research has revealed.
A University of Exeter Medical School student was invited to the Houses of Parliament to showcase his research as part of The British Conference of Undergraduate Research.
The University of Exeter Medical School has led another successful trip to the University of Wollega Medical School in Ethiopia, strengthening the relationship between the two schools.
The University of Exeter has received a slice of £23.2 million in Government funding for cutting-edge medical research to ensure academics can work with industry and that their research transforms medical care.
Research into views on whether doctors should be fully registered to practise on graduation has highlighted scope for improvements in the medical education training system.
Undergraduate medical scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School gained a valuable insight into the workplace during a week-long placement at pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.
People who perceive dementia symptoms as an illness feel more negative than those who see it as an inevitable part of getting older, a new study indicates.
Healthcare and research leaders gathered to celebrate the official opening of a £10.5 million new facility that is fostering excellence in clinical research and education.
A medical student who has embraced a wide range of roles is celebrating winning the University of Exeter Medical School’s Quintiles Women in Science Award ahead of International Women’s Day.
Scientists at the University of Exeter have found the most robust evidence yet that simply being a shorter man or a more overweight woman leads to lower chances in life, including a lower income.
Young people who self-harm only seek emergency hospital care as a last resort due to a deep sense of shame and unworthiness, a study at the University of Exeter has found.
Children from Devon, Dorset and Somerset got hands-on in University laboratories as they used genetic processes commonly seen in TV crime dramas to help solve a mystery.
Two University of Exeter Medical School scientists have won prestigious awards from the national charity Diabetes UK.
A joint project between the University of Exeter Medical School and Physics department has awarded its first Doctor of Medicine (MD).
University of Exeter research which can help people living with early-stage dementia to manage their everyday lives and remain independent will be showcased by politicians at the House of Commons.
Being overweight or obese in pregnancy causes babies to be born larger, according to new research.
The University of Exeter has been named as the latest site to deliver Health Education England’s Masters programme in Genomic Medicine.
An exciting research initiative culminates at the Eden Project this week, with the opening of a new exhibit in the attraction’s outdoor gardens.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are involved in a major European £13.3 million funding initiative which aims to unpick the biological reasons underlying social withdrawal.
New research has found that genes in the brain that play a crucial role in behavioural adaptation to stressful challenges are controlled by epigenetic mechanisms.
Blood pressure differences between each arm can signal an increased risk of dying of heart disease, even in healthy people, a new large-scale study has found.
The world leading Exeter team that research diabetes diagnosis and treatment has ratcheted up a string of prestigious international awards.
A pioneering new research centre will celebrate its official launch this month.
A clinical study evaluating a new hypothesis that an inexpensive drug with a simple treatment regimen can prevent type 1 diabetes has been launched in Dundee.
For Julia Ogden, raising her beloved autistic son can be like bridging the gap to an alien world, one that can be difficult to navigate and interpret.
Health researchers are working to bring together people who have communication problems caused by aphasia.
The largest meta-analysis so far of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for recurrent depression has found that MBCT is an effective treatment option.
Two talented researchers from the University of Exeter have each been awarded £100k to further their work.
Researchers from the University of Exeter will appear on BBC Two’s flagship science strand Horizon this week.
Two Exeter teams have been recognised for excellence in healthcare and research at the coveted British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards in London on 5th May.
Experts from the University of Exeter and the Met Office will bring their research out of the laboratory and into city watering holes.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has recognised another researcher at the University of Exeter Medical School.
A new research project sets out to understand why some GPs are leaving their jobs to take early retirement or career breaks.
The University of Exeter has reinforced its position amongst the leading universities both nationally and internationally, according to the latest influential global rankings.
Exercise is associated with a longer life in patients with heart failure, according to research by the University of Exeter Medical School.
The University of Exeter’s Medical School’s Medicine programme has secured a UK top 10 position in this year’s Guardian rankings.
Female academics from the University of Exeter, the Met Office and beyond will tackle some of the world’s biggest questions in a fun and engaging way when Soapbox Science hits the streets of Exeter.
Medical School staff were involved in PenCLAHRC’s Patient-Initiated Clinic (PIC) project team.
Families affected by rare conditions or cancer across the South West are having their genomes sequenced as part of a national research bid.
Two Exeter teams have been shortlisted for the prestigious Nursing Times Awards.
Researchers at the Medical School have won a prestigious international award for outstanding research in health technology assessment.
Scientists in Exeter are inviting the public to a free meeting on Wednesday 6 July to discuss current dementia research.
Getting regular exercise can lower the risk of cognitive decline and can even change our brain structure.
A simple and inexpensive therapy is equally as effective at treating depression as the “gold standard” of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Researchers are urging people who experienced the 1976 drought to share their stories of how they coped during the most severe water shortage in living memory.
Research investigating the reasons behind a rise in ambulance call-outs in the South West is already being used by a local ambulance service trust.
People feeling low or depressed are being offered the opportunity to take part in a study exploring the effectiveness of a simple new therapy online.
Luke Treharne is making full use of his gap year – he is currently in Rio as part of the Team GB rugby sevens squad.
Two programmes at the University of Exeter Medical School have ranked in the top ten nationally for student satisfaction.
The longer our parents lived, the longer we are likely to live ourselves, and the more likely we are to stay healthy in our sixties and seventies.
Ground-breaking diabetes research and treatment in Exeter will feature in a BBC documentary to air on Radio 4 this week.
Dementia researchers have been awarded £91,500 to purchase a new laser to create a state-of-the-art microscope, transforming their ability to image the brain.
A charity has made a generous donation of £10,000 to support Medicine students at the University of Exeter Medical School in essential specialised training.
A student with close ties to Bangladesh has just returned from a research mission to raise awareness of the damaging culture of child marriage.
An international study has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function in schizophrenia.
A gas that was formerly known for its noxious qualities could help people with diabetes recover from heart and blood vessel complications.
A world-leading diabetes expert at the University of Exeter Medical School has won a top international Diabetes prize in recognition of his research and its worldwide impact on patient care.
Ground breaking research shows teens burn up to 500 less calories in puberty
A medical student’s dedication and life-saving first aid skills have won him the St John’s Ambulance Volunteer of the Year award.
New research presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Munich, Germany (12-16 September) shows that environmental and lifestyle factors have greatest effects on obesity in those who also carry the most obesity genes.
Physical activity in natural environments, or ‘green exercise’, is estimated to provide health benefits of £2.2 billion a year to the English adult population.
New research finds genetic differences that help to explain why some babies are born bigger or smaller than others.
Experts in medical education from across the world will gather in Exeter this month, to discuss how to ensure assessments in training produce safe, responsible doctors.
The University of Exeter has more than doubled the amount of research funding it receives from Research Councils UK (RCUK), bucking the trend for falling government investment in research in the university sector.
Scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School were part of genetics research which could help explain the legend of giants in Irish folklore.
Students at the University of Exeter Medical School have joined forces with their peers from the universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Plymouth to launch a new journal that showcases original research.
The University of Exeter has been awarded £1.5 million by Wellcome to enable translation of findings from its world-leading research programmes into improvements in human health on a global scale.
The University of Exeter’s new dedicated unit to facilitate and conduct clinical trials in health research will officially launch next month.
Two Medical students at the University of Exeter Medical School will bring National Pathology Week 2016 to Exeter through a series of events to engage everyone from clinicians to children.
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Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, has delivered the latest in the University of Exeter’s ‘Exeter Lecture’ series.
Astronaut Dr Michael Barratt has signed up to support the Extreme Medicine teaching team, which will help train doctors on how to practice high-quality Medicine, even in space.
Globally-renowned dementia and ageing expert Professor Clive Ballard is now in post as the new Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter Medical School.
Experts in dementia and those affected by the emotional experience of having a loved one with the condition will join an award-winning cartoonist to discuss the care and support available for those with memory loss at an event today.
Experts at the University of Exeter will join forces with 15 other organisations worldwide to drive action on climate change given potential “catastrophic risk to human health”.
Enabling people with dementia to maintain control of the decisions surrounding their care is key to avoiding isolation, according to a new report by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
The University of Exeter is part of a newly awarded £19 million doctorial training partnership programme with industry leaders.
An Exeter research facility which puts people at its heart has received nearly £6 million in funding over the next five years.
Outstanding students and staff based in Exeter and Truro have been recognised for their commitment and academic excellence at the University of Exeter Medical School’s annual Prizes and Awards ceremony.
An expert in medical education has been awarded the prestigious President’s International Medal.
The UK fact sheet for the ICARE4EU project – part funded by the European Commission, has been published this month.
Historians, literary scholars, social scientists and medical experts will work together to tackle some of the world’s most pressing public health issues as part of a new £4m research centre at the University of Exeter.
The majority of teachers and support staff lack the time and training they need to support students who self-harm, according to a new report co-led by the University of Exeter.
Researchers have found evidence that could shed new light on the complex community of trillions of microorganisms living in all our guts, and how they interact with our bodies.
A Senior Research Fellow and physiotherapist at the University of Exeter Medical School has been honoured with an MBE in the New Year 2017 Honours List.
A professor who was one of the first in the country to investigate the links between the environment and human health has been awarded a CBE for his work.
The University of Exeter’s Provost, Professor Janice Kay, has been awarded a CBE for her services to higher education in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.