Press Releases

Jul 22, 2014 08:12 BST Uppsala University More than 80 percent of all drug candidates in the pharma R&D suffer from poor solubility and are therefore rejected early in the drug discovery process. Now Uppsala University researchers show that the new material Upsalite®, has great potential for development of new formulations of these rejected drugs.

Patient recruitment to research studies hits three million

Jun 26, 2014 07:00 BST National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network More than three million NHS patients in England have taken part in research studies over the last six years supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network.

Strokefinder quickly differentiates bleeding strokes from clot-induced strokes

Jun 17, 2014 08:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology The results from the initial clinical studies involving the microwave helmet Strokefinder confirm the usefulness of microwaves for rapid and accurate diagnosis of stroke patients. This is shown in a recently published scientific article. Strokefinder enables earlier diagnosis than current methods, which improves the possibility to counteract brain damage.

May 27, 2014 15:47 BST Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation Event to bring wealth of diabetes information together in one place People from all over the North West region are invited to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to learn more about living with diabetes and how to best cope with it at the first annual Living with Diabetes Day on Saturday 31 May.

May 20, 2014 16:19 BST National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network To mark International Clinical Trials Day and the start of Dementia Awareness Week, the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network has released figures which show recruitment into dementia studies has increased by 13% in the last 12 months.

Aspire calls on MEPs and candidates to commit to supporting the European Accessibility Act

May 15, 2014 16:43 BST Aspire On Global Accessibility Awareness Day and in the lead up to the European elections Aspire, a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, is calling for all UK political parties to commit to supporting the European Accessibility Act.

May 14, 2014 22:00 BST Uppsala University In a new study published today in the journal Plos One, researchers at Uppsala University show that the harmful effect of smoking is aggravated if the person has high blood levels of PCB. This indicates that environmental contaminants interact with other risk factors for various diseases – a field the researchers claim is under-researched.

“The Reluctant Heroes” photography exhibition to be held on Spinal Injuries Awareness Day at the Aspire National Training Centre

May 14, 2014 09:14 BST Aspire Loughborough University’s Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport is hosting a unique photography exhibition entitled “The Reluctant Heroes” on Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Day, Friday 16th May. The guest speaker at the event will be former GB Paralympian Andy Barrow. It will be held at the Aspire National Training Centre in Stanmore and will be open to the public from 2pm to 4pm.

May 12, 2014 16:23 BST Aspire On FRIDAY 16TH MAY Spinal Injuries Together, a group of the UK’s five major Spinal Cord Injury charities, will be joining forces to raise awareness of the life-changing effects of a spinal cord injury.

Brian Carlin’s 12 hour spinathon raises over £3,000

Apr 30, 2014 16:13 BST Aspire Brian Carlin, CEO of Aspire, the national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, successfully completed his 12 hour spinathon yesterday, raising over £3,000 for the charity.