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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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6 November 2021

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How is our Community Engagement Improving Health and Wellbeing?

For the last four years, the University of Exeter has been working with Volunteer Cornwall and Coastline Cornwall on a Smartline project, which supports communities in Cambourne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth (CPIR) to take part in activities which will improve health and wellbeing.

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5 November 2021

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Household Products Should Carry Asthma Warnings

New evidence finds that a group of chemicals found in a wide range of household products can increase the risk of asthma. Medicine and Health Research Associate, Cheryl Paterson, has been leading this research in collaboration with Cornwall’s Smartline.

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4 November 2021

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Exeter-led Team Receives National Funding to Roll-out Innovative Rehab Programme

Healthcare professionals will be trained to deliver an award-winning programme, led by the University of Exeter, which supports people with heart failure to undergo cardiac rehabilitation in their own homes, thanks to funding from NHS England.

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28 September 2021

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Landmark Radiography Degree Apprenticeship Welcomes Fourth Cohort

The first higher education programme of its kind, The College of Medicine and Health’s Level 6 Diagnostic Radiographer Degree Apprenticeship – launched in March 2020 – is now taking on its fourth cohort.

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20 September 2021

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New technology shows potential to accelerate recovery and patient outcomes

A recent study from Activity Informatics – the partnership centre from University of Exeter and Activinsights – has shown the potential for improving patient outcomes with digital wearables called accelerometers. The project took advantage of Activinsights’ technology to use accelerometers – wrist-worn digital devices that monitor a range of biometric functions –…

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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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31 March 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Addressing boardroom equality

Professor Ruth Sealy has led reviews into the diversity of leadership groups of large public and private organisations across the UK.

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23 March 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Transforming health policy across Europe

A unique World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Culture and Health (WHO Centre) at the University of Exeter has transformed health policy and practice in Europe.

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11 January 2021

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Discovery of a new trigger for antifungal defence

Scientists at the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology made a discovery that could help in the fight against a fungus that kills around 200,000 people every year and causes lung and allergic diseases in millions of others.

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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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15 December 2020

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Enabling treatment for a neglected disease

Researchers at the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology discover that faulty signalling in the immune system of healthy individuals leads to Chromoblastomycosis.

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9 November 2020

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Evolution of antibiotic resistance in the environment

Research conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School, the University of Hong Kong, and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca revealed that low concentrations of antibiotics in the environment could be contributing to the evolution of antibiotic resistance.

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5 November 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Warning against major diseases in Brazil

Dr Theo Economou and a research team at the University of Exeter have developed a statistical data modelling framework for prediction of disease burden, and thus warn different regions of Brazil against the threat of major diseases.

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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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20 October 2020

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Kindness and Coronavirus: Building Relationships using HAIRE

Might more kind and compassionate communities be part of the legacy of Covid-19?

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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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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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