News from the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
- Postgraduate Summer Research Showcase competition successes
Four students from the Faculty successfully reached the finals of this year’s Postgraduate Summer Research Showcase competitions, with one going on to win the image category.
- Centre for Musculoskeletal Research designated as a European rheumatology centre of excellence
The Centre for Musculoskeletal Research in the Faculty's Institute of Inflammation and Repair has recently been designated as a Centre of Excellence for the third time by European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).
- Multi-centre trial to test new treatment for chronic cough
An international clinical trial to test the first new cough drug in 50 years is being led by The University of Manchester’s Professor Jaclyn Smith. If approved, the promising new treatment could offer hope to the millions of people living with chronic cough for whom few, if any, effective treatments exist.
- Comedy gig kicks off a psoriasis awareness week that’s no laughing matter
A high profile comedy night in Manchester will use humour to raise awareness of a serious subject as it kicks off the biggest ever Psoriasis Shout Out® – a week of events (18-24 June) organised by The University of Manchester.
- Flashes of inspiration needed to solve weather and pain mystery
The University of Manchester team behind a ground-breaking study recording how thousands of people with chronic pain react to the weather is seeking help from the public to come up with explanations for the results.
- One in five rheumatoid arthritis patients missing recommended flu jab
Research from The University of Manchester has found a shortfall in the uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), potentially increasing their infection risk.
- Diabetes risk of common arthritis medicine quantified for first time
Glucocorticoid (or steroid) therapy, prescribed to around half of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, is a known risk factor for developing diabetes. A study from The University of Manchester has found how the risk of diabetes increases in relation to the dosage, duration and timing of steroids.
- Health system fails to prepare patients for reality of psoriatic arthritis
In a new University of Manchester study, people with psoriatic arthritis have told researchers about the condition’s deeply damaging mental effects and how healthcare services failed to prepare them for its reality.
- ‘Grand vision’ to regulate allergies in food
A Manchester scientist has contributed to a review of allergen analysis that aims to improve the situation for those living with food allergies – preventing food fraud and protecting consumers.
- NIHR Senior Investigator appointments awarded to Manchester academics
Five academics from the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences have received the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) prestigious Senior Investigator status in the March 2016 round of appointments.
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