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26 October 2020

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Consider the Microbiome

Behind the paper “Bacterial biodiversity drives the evolution of CRISPR-based phage resistance” – or, evolution is complicated.

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21 October 2020

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Adverse Childhood Experiences

Kate Allen’s PhD study is firmly grounded in Patient and Public Involvement which helps to better understand the lives of those affected by clusters of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

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19 October 2020

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Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in our waters

From streams and lakes, to rivers and oceans, antibiotics are making their way into our waters in ever greater concentrations, increasing antibiotic resistance and risking a rise in deadly superbugs.

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9 October 2020

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COVID-19 and implications for antimicrobial resistance

Dr Aimee Murray, Research Fellow at the University of Exeter and GW4 Crucible 2020 Alumni explores how the COVID-19 crisis could impact AMR in clinical and community settings, and explains why GW4 is well placed to research and help combat these significant global challenges. (Repost from gw4.ac.uk)

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1 October 2020

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Do antibiotics drive environmental resistance?

Antimicrobial resistance is predicted to be the leading cause of death globally by 2050 resulting in 10 million deaths per year, many caused by antibiotic resistant bacterial infections. Implementing mitigation strategies to limit the spread of antibiotic resistance would help limit both morbidity and mortality in the future. (Republished from nature.com)

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23 September 2020

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A look back at my first year as a PhD student

As medical student Thomas Hewat enters the second year of his PhD he reflects on the challenges of his first year – including a global pandemic, the support he has received from the PhD students in the Medical School in addition to offering his advice for any new PhD students and those considering embarking upon a PhD.

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24 June 2020

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The impaired control of blood glucose in diabetes

Dr Cruz recently defended her PhD at Exeter which focused on understanding the whole body regulation of energy metabolism and glucose homeostasis, with specific focus on how these change in diabetes.

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20 April 2020

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Five ways collective intelligence can help beat coronavirus in developing countries

As developing countries gear up to tackle COVID-19, here are five ideas for simple collective intelligence projects that might help them. (Republished from The Conversation).

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13 March 2020

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Blood pressure effects in frail older adults

Jane Masoli is an NIHR clinical doctoral fellow and Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine at the College of Medicine and Health. She is currently working towards her PhD on blood pressure, co-morbidities and outcomes in older populations and, in this blog, she talks about her research into the link between low blood…

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24 January 2020

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Improving treatments and services at local NHS trusts

For over a decade, the University of Exeter Medical School has worked collaboratively with the NHS, delivering a large number of research projects to improve services, treatments and patient quality of life.

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6 January 2020

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Social Innovation with Age UK Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

The University of Exeter’s Social Innovation Group (SIG) has been working in partnership with Age UK Cornwall and Isles of Scilly since 2009 conducting research into how volunteers and the older people can be best supported in Cornwall’s rural communities.

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13 November 2019

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Experts unite to improve dementia research

Data scientists, artificial intelligence experts and clinicians are among a range of professionals invited to join a new national network to find innovative ways of conducting dementia research and care.

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23 July 2018

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Improving the prescribing practice of newly qualified doctors

A recent study looked at ways of supporting junior doctors to improve their prescribing capabilities.

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22 March 2018

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Optimising changes in the NHS

NIHR PenCLAHRC at the University of Exeter Medical School have teamed up with NHS Trusts to roll out of training that uses computer modelling to help make difficult decisions.

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6 December 2016

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Researcher in focus: Professor Andrew Hattersley

A world-leading diabetes expert at the University of Exeter Medical School has been granted one of the nation’s most prestigious awards in recognition of his outstanding contributions to medical science and ground-breaking achievements in diabetes research. Andrew Hattersley, Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Exeter Medical School and Consultant Physician at the Royal…

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15 November 2016

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The Interconnection between the environment and human health

Researchers at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) are interested in the complex connections between the environment and human health Professor Lora Fleming is Director of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, which is part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Based at the University of Exeter’s Truro campus in…

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19 October 2016

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Researcher in focus: Professor Clive Ballard

World-leading dementia expert, Professor Clive Ballard, is joining University of Exeter. He will be starting his role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of University of Exeter Medical School in November 2016. Ahead of his arrival, we spoke to Professor Ballard about his aims for the Medical School, the misunderstood areas of dementia, and what…

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13 April 2016

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Bacterial resistance and its impact on health

Vital research into how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics is being conducted by Dr William Gaze, Senior Lecturer at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health.

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17 December 2014

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Personalising treatments for patients with Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young

Exeter research has shown insulin injections are not always necessary for diabetes patients.

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15 December 2014

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Preventing suicides through non-clinical methods

Professor Christabel Owens is working with suicide prevention charities and public agencies to improve community safety, and public awareness and understanding of suicide. Suicide prevention guidance produced by Professor Owens – a leading expert on suicide prevention in public places – and her team has been cited in national suicide prevention strategies, translated…

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20 September 2014

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Using beetroot juice to enhance sport performance

Andy Jones loves beetroot

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