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Issue date : 30.4.2018

Research News - April 18


Gene test for growth hormone deficiency developed


A new test developed by Manchester scientists could revolutionise the way children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) are diagnosed.


Currently children request a test which involving fasting for up to 12 hours followed by up to 10 blood tests in hospital. Researchers believe this new discovery could reduce the process to a single blood test.

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital research team first in the EMEA to recruit patient to non-infectious uveitis research study


The Department of Eye Research team has recruited the first patient in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to a study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a drug called, Filgotinib, in treating patients with non-infectious uveitis.

The Gilead research team

Bella's Top Tips for patient involvement in research


Bella Starling, Director of Public Programmes at MFT and Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow writes a piece for Patient Experience magazine (page 4) on her top ten tips for researchers and practitioners on diversity and inclusion in research.

Bella Starling

Research voices

Georgina Williamson

Clinical Research Nurse attends global launch of Nursing Now


Georgie Williamson, Research Nurse based at Wythenshawe Hospital blogs about attending the launch of the Nursing Now 2020 strategy. The aim of the strategy is to encourage nurses and midwives all around the world to work together to make a difference in improving global health by providing more nursing recognition, investment and influence by the year 2020.

Research awards

Dr Tracy Briggs shares £200k Emerging Leaders Prize from Medical Research Foundation


Dr Tracy Briggs, Honorary Consultant at Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, Saint Mary’s Hospital, has been awarded £80,000 for her research into lupus. Tracy aims to understand how changes in genes increase a person’s risk of developing lupus or other related autoimmune conditions. 

Dr Tracy Briggs

Short research placements available for nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals – closes 8th May


Experience working in research through short, flexible 4-6 week taster placements. The NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, in collaboration with the NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility and supported by Corridor Manchester and Health Innovation Manchester are offering placements for nurses, midwives, pharmacists and all allied healthcare professionals


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Improving clinical pathways through prediction of health risks and outcome - 21 June

The NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre interactive workshop is an opportunity to learn more about the use of data to predict health risks and outcomes for clinical pathway redesign and disease prevention.

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