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Issue date : 31.10.2018

Research News - Oct 18



Research shows weight loss surgery for obese women prevents womb cancer

New research funded by the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre shows that for super obese women, quick access to weight loss surgery can reduce womb cancer risk. 



Manchester Vascular Centre recruit first patient in the UK to abdominal aortic aneurysm study

The research team successfully recruited the first patient in the UK to a study comparing current treatment for complex abdominal aortic aneurysms.



Research shows Candida test could save lives

A new study shows how deaths from a serious blood stream infection caused by the yeast Candida can be avoided. Using a biomarker found in patients’ blood, researchers also showed a reduction in inappropriate prescriptions of expensive antifungal drugs.



Innovative paediatric CAR-T therapy study meets recruitment target

Congratulations to the paediatric oncology research team and colleagues in London who have met their recruitment target for an innovative CAR-T therapy study.


Research team

Manchester patient is one of the first in the UK to trial new eye drops for aged-related macular degeneration

Researchers have successfully recruited one of the first patients in the UK to a research study evaluating a new form of treatment for wet AMD, which could replace injections.


Research Voices

Luca after treatment

Luca's research story

At just four years old, Luca was diagnosed with cancer. His mum Jane shares their experience of taking part in research and his road to remission.


Stephanie Yau

Why we need to focus on rare disease – individually rare, collectively common

Stephanie Yau, Rare Disease Project Manager blogs about the importance of rare disease research and work underway to bring together rare disease cohorts across MFT. 


Research awards

MFT researchers shortlisted in Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards 2018

Congratulations to the 11 individuals and teams from MFT who are finalists in the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards 2018. Winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony in Manchester city centre on Thursday 22 November 2018.


GM CRN awards


Researchers promote eye research to public and patients during National Eye Health Week

Staff from the Department of Eye Research promoted a different area of ophthalmology research each day to celebrate National Eye Health Week.


Photography competition

Photography Competition: ‘What research means to me’

What research means to me is a photography competition for budding photographers of all abilities to celebrate healthcare research in Manchester with £300 up for grabs for the winning entry. 


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