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15th August 2019

University diabetes experts share innovative research into elite cycling team

Sport and exercise science experts from Swansea University have shared their world-leading research into how elite cyclists contend with diabetes at an international conference. The researchers presented their findings at the prestigious American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions held in San Francisco and attended by the most eminent academics and health professionals. The team, led by…

05th August 2019

Expert Advice: The Expanding Molecular Diagnostic Approach in Cancer Treatment

Over the past decade, genetic testing has become an essential component of the management of solid and hematologic cancers. It is estimated that 50-90% of tumours bear one or more ‘actionable’ mutations, which could be targeted with either EMA-approved or experimental drugs. As new technologies allow for more and more genes to be tested simultaneously…

05th August 2019

Do you have tattoos? – A discussion around tattoos and MRI scans

By Martin J. Stuart (Cardiff Healthcare Innovation Ltd.)   If you have ever had an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan, you would have filled out what is known as a screening form. The form asks questions to determine whether or not it is safe for you to be scanned in an environment that combines a…

29th July 2019

Wales leading the way on organ donation

The latest figures from the NHS Blood and Transplant published today show the consent rate for organ donation in Wales have increased by 7% from last year. Wales has the highest consent rate of all the UK nations, now 77%, up from 58% in 2015, when the new a soft opt-out system of consent to…

23rd July 2019

Expert Advice: Plastics are not all bad…!!

Written by Tim Hourahine from TCG – view their member profile here Despite the recent media furore with the “War on Plastics”, the campaign would have been hugely more beneficial to have highlighted the awareness to ensure plastics return into the recycling and re-processing chain. Plastics should widely be viewed as a “resource” that can…

23rd July 2019

The Health Technology Wales (HTW) Online Survey

The Health Technology Wales (HTW) online survey has been launched and we’re welcoming all stakeholders to take part. As part of our evaluation, we’d like to know how you feel about our work, what you’re able to learn or gain from it and what you do differently as a result. COMPLETE THE SURVEY NOW You…

23rd July 2019

Cancer research project making progress

A £2.6 million investment in a project to improve diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer is going from strength to strength. The Cluster for Epigenomic and Antibody Drug Conjugate Therapeutics (CEAT) based at based at Swansea University’s Medical School received £1.2m by the European Regional Development Fund via the Welsh Government earlier this year. Epigenetics…

23rd July 2019

Finger-prick blood test could safely reduce antibiotic use for people with chronic lung disease

A new study, involving researchers from the Centre for Trials Research and the Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency Care Research (PRIME Centre Wales), has found a simple finger-prick blood test at a GP surgery could prevent the unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). More than a million people…

22nd July 2019

Swansea University researcher wins £60,000 funding to aid biomaterial research

A researcher at Swansea University working with AgorIP is the third person in the institution’s history to win funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering. Dr Jonathan Widdowson, 26, who is also the CEO of company ProColl, won the funding of £60,000 that will aid their mission to supply biomaterials to help researchers create innovations…

12th July 2019

Swansea University researcher wins £35,000 funding to improve lung cancer detection

A researcher based at Swansea University has secured £35,000 from the ICURe Awards, Innovate UK. Dr Charles Brilliant, 28, will use the funding to further his research using infrared light to determine the molecular structure of sputum to detect lung cancer. It means that patients could get an initial diagnosis in their GP surgeries, rather…