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Healthy Ageing

21 September 2021

5 minutes to read

ENLIVEN project to foster healthy ageing through nature and community

The new initiative aims to help older people living with dementia become more active, independent and experience a better quality of life, by improving their access to the natural environment. One of seven research projects funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) that form the Healthy Ageing Social, Behavioural and Design Research…

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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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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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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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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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21 August 2020

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Phenomenology of ageing

PhD researcher Jessie Stanier shares her work investigating how existential relations between people, time, the lived body, and the world influence how we make sense of our own ageing from the first-person perspective.

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14 July 2020

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Pioneering a New Self-Propulsion Technique for Small Bowel Endoscopy

The Applied Dynamics and Control Laboratory in Exeter (ADCE) from the University of Exeter has collaborated with the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the Shangxian Minimally Invasive Inc. to pioneer a novel self-propulsion technique for small-bowel capsule endoscopy. 

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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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15 June 2020

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Smartline project to combat isolation during lockdown

Led by the University of Exeter, the Smartline project researches the relationship between technology and the way people live in their homes and communities in Cornwall.

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22 April 2020

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How fatigue affects our dexterity

What effect does fatigue have on your dexterity? PhD candidate Ellie Hassan’s research is looking at whether fatigue makes us clumsier and makes daily tasks more difficult.

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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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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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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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24 November 2015

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Watching Nature DVDs may help to reduce anxiety in dementia patients

Dr Craig Knight is using video to reduce anxiety levels in dementia patients.

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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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20 September 2014

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Using beetroot juice to enhance sport performance

Andy Jones loves beetroot

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6 May 2014

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Researcher in focus: Professor Charles Abraham

Prof Charles Abraham was recently named one of the top 100 practicing scientists in the UK by the Science Council. He was especially noted for his contribution to training and supervision in health psychology. Prof Abraham is a Professor of Psychology Applied to Health at the University of Exeter Medical School, and…

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