Press Releases

Aug 03, 2012 22:00 BST Uppsala University The congenital eye disease persistent foetal vasculature syndrome leads to bleeding, detached retina, and a cloudy lens. Now researchers at Uppsala University show in a model for the disease that it may be associated with an excessive expression of a growth factor during the foetal period.

Jul 25, 2012 19:02 BST National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network Consumer polls show NHS patients want the chance to take part in clinical research. Now a new league table from the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network shows how well NHS Trusts across England are meeting that expectation.

Jun 08, 2012 16:53 BST National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network The NIHR Clinical Research Network is offering all NHS Trusts in England a free "health check", to discover their health and strength when it comes to delivering clinical research.

Jun 07, 2012 07:52 BST Uppsala University Adrenocortical cancer is an uncommon form of cancer that is often fatal. For the first time, a large-scale randomized treatment study has now been carried out. The study is being published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine and constitutes an important and long-awaited platform for continued research.

May 24, 2012 18:46 BST Uppsala University There is a correlation between high levels of the environmental toxin PCB and the distribution of body fat to the abdomen. This is shown in a new study published today in the scientific journal Obesity. Abdominal fat is already known to increase the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, among other conditions.

May 24, 2012 09:23 BST Gambro ERA-EDTA is one of the most important congresses within clinical nephrology, dialysis, renal transplantation and related subjects. During May 24–27 visitors will be able to see the latest innovations from Gambro. Highlights: Individualized Quality-assured Dialysis, SelectBag® Citrate, Diascan, HemoControl™, Gambro Water Systems, Lunch symposium with Dr.Ingrid Ledebo

May 21, 2012 08:00 BST National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network The results of a new survey, published on International Clinical Trials Day (21 May), have shown that most people are not aware that research is a core part of the work of the NHS. The survey raises concerns that patients could be missing out on opportunities to take part in potentially beneficial clinical trials as a result.

May 15, 2012 21:00 BST Uppsala University The devastating role of maternal and child malnutrition is especially prominent in South Asia. In this week’s issue of JAMA researchers from Uppsala University in collaboration with colleagues from Bangladesh and United States report significant progress in reducing the consequences of malnutrition in pregnant women.

May 15, 2012 08:33 BST Uppsala University New research from Uppsala University, Sweden, suggests that an active lifestyle in late life protects grey matter and cognitive functions in humans. The findings are now published in the scientific journal Neurobiology of Aging.

May 14, 2012 17:01 BST Uppsala University Paediatric brain tumours preserve specific characteristics of the normal cells from which they originate – a previously unknown circumstance with ramifications for how tumour cells respond to treatment. This has been shown by Uppsala researcher Fredrik Swartling together with colleagues in the U.S., Canada and England in a study that was published today in the distinguished journal Cancer Cell.