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19th February 2019

NHS Innovators in Wales Celebrated at National Showcase

Health and care professionals who trial and test out innovative ideas on the frontline of the NHS shared their work at a showcase event at the Senedd – National Assembly for Wales last month, sponsored by Dawn Bowden AM. More than 40 Bevan Exemplars were supported over 12 months by the Bevan Commission to turn…

05th February 2019

University team to play vital role in two global research projects

Swansea University’s reputation for top-level research has been given another major boost after it helped secure two major new grants from the European Commission. The In Vitro Toxicology Group at the University’s Medical School is a partner in a pair of international projects which have been awarded grants totalling 11 million euros from the Horizon…

05th February 2019

NHS innovators in Wales celebrated at national showcase

Bevan Exemplars presented pioneering health and care projects at the Senedd Health and care professionals who trial and test out innovative ideas on the frontline of the NHS shared their work at a showcase event at the Senedd – National Assembly for Wales on 24 January, sponsored by Dawn Bowden AM. More than 40 Bevan…

28th January 2019

CADR instrumental in securing £4.5m of UK funding for Bangor University to carry out new dementia research

Innovative ageing and dementia research at Bangor University will soon be underway, with a team from the Bangor Institute of Health and Medical Research in the School of Health Sciences being the only university in Wales to be awarded funding as part of the ESRC-NIHR Dementia Research Initiative 2018. Support from Health and Care Research Wales’ funded Centre for Aging…

21st January 2019

Let’s put digitally savvy young people in control of their own health and help heal a nation

Written By Ian Bond Young people growing up in Wales today are digital natives who have never known a world without high-speed internet. Always online and constantly connected, for them digital devices like smartphones and tablets are an integral part of their daily lives. At the same time this generation is facing a number of…

14th January 2019

Sam gets set to use his success to inspire fellow students

An award-winning Swansea student has pledged to use his experience to help others progress towards success in their future careers. Student nurse Sam Richards won the nurse title at this year’s prestigious Student Leadership Programme Awards run by the Council of Deans of Health and the Burdett Trust for Nursing with judges praising him for demonstrating…

07th January 2019

£1.3 billion industry/government investment in UK economy and new partnership driving early disease detection

The second Life Sciences Sector Deal will support healthcare innovation and back businesses to create high-paid, high-quality jobs. life-saving early disease detection technology to be developed by new partnership between government and industry using artificial intelligence (AI) to develop the next generation of treatments, including a first-of-its-kind national health programme the second Life Sciences Sector…

11th December 2018

International partnerships offering new opportunities for research students

Swansea University has launched a series of ground-breaking qualifications which will give PhD students the opportunity to study alongside world-leading experts. Collaborations have just been established with the University of Cape Town in South Africa as well as Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris. The pioneering…

28th November 2018

Professor’s work to promote science wins royal seal of approval

A Swansea University academic has been honoured by the Princess Royal for her dedication in sharing a passion for science with other women. Professor Yamni Nigam is a world-renowned expert on the science and therapeutic use of maggots. Discoveries by her research team have led to a greater understanding on how maggots work in wounds but…

28th November 2018

Majority of teens spending hours every day sitting still

Eighty per cent of youngsters aged between 11 and 16 spend two or more hours a day sitting still playing on phones, watching TV or travelling in cars. The shocking statistic is revealed as part of a special report card which gives our youngsters a resounding F when it comes to their sedentary behaviours. The…