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10 February 2022

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Breaking Boundaries: ‘Window of Hope’ for North American Anabaptist communities

A landmark translational research project, led by Professor Andrew Crosby and Dr Emma Baple from the University of Exeter, has defined more than 150 different genetic disorders in North American Anabaptist (Amish/Mennonite) communities, 25 of which are new to medical science.

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15 October 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Improving diabetes treatment with specialist education programme

The University of Exeter’s diabetes research has led to the creation of an education programme which has helped to increased referrals for genetic testing and diagnoses of ‘monogenic’ diabetes.

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28 May 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Improving quality of life for babies with diabetes

Research by the University of Exeter has identified the causes of more than 20 genetic subtypes of diabetes, leading to improved treatment and better quality of life.

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6 April 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Improving diabetes diagnosis and care

Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed tools which can help clinicians classify what type of diabetes a patient has to ensure they get the best treatment possible and reduce any complications. Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY), is a form of diabetes caused by single gene mutations that is…

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17 December 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Support and rehabilitation from traumatic brain injuries

The University of Exeter has identified a direct link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and impulsivity and problems in social reasoning, which are risk factors for young people committing violent and repeated crime.

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17 November 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Powered by beetroot

Professor Andy Jones and team have generated a substantial evidence base over the past 12 years for beneficial effects of nitrate-rich dietary supplements on sport and exercise performance as well as cardiovascular and metabolic function.

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3 November 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Uncovering the ‘Glass Cliff’

Research at the University of Exeter has uncovered a previously unknown phenomenon, in which women are more likely to be appointed to risky and precarious leadership positions in times of crisis. The ‘glass cliff’ is the phrase used to describe this situation. It follows previous research has described the barriers women face…

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2 November 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Setting the marathon world record

For many years running a sub-two hour marathon was considered impossible, but research produced by a team at the University of Exeter underpinned much of the scientific strategy applied by project leaders, Nike and INEOS, to make this a reality.

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