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22nd September 2020

Study to help improve health, education and wellbeing of children in Wales launched

Researchers at the National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research, funded by Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales, have launched a study to help inform how to improve health, education and wellbeing for all children in Wales. The Born in Wales study will develop the evidence for families, health care professionals and policymakers on how to…

12th September 2020

How can we ensure ambulance teams are best equipped to deal with suspected COVID-19 cases?

Researchers at PRIME Centre Wales are trying to find out the most effective way for ambulance services to triage patients with suspected COVID-19 symptoms. Not all ambulance services use the same methods to assess calls and prioritise treatment (triage) for suspected COVID-19 patients, so identifying the most effective method could have an impact on how…

04th September 2020

Study focuses on best way to handle 999 calls from Covid-19 patients

A new Swansea University study examining the best way for ambulance services to deal with suspected Covid-19 999 calls just won major funding support. COVID-19 is new and unpredictable, for communities and individuals. The number of emergency ambulance calls related to COVID-19 increased enormously at points during the coronavirus pandemic. In some areas, the volume…

26th August 2020

Funding for Cardiff Firm to Develop New COVID-19 Immunity Test

Cardiff-based Indoor Biotechnologies Ltd has been awarded funding from Innovate UK to develop a new type of test for COVID-19. Identifying people who have already been infected with the virus and become immune could have huge benefits for enabling society to safely return to normality. However, since the symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from person…

22nd August 2020

Cardiff Researchers Awarded £155k To Improve Brain Cancer Treatment

Researchers at Cardiff University have been awarded £155,000 from the Brain Tumour Charity to develop a standardised way of recording patient-reported outcomes for brain tumour trials. Brain cancer studies traditionally focus on tumour size and maintaining patient survival. But there is growing recognition that studies need to better consider information about outcomes such as quality…

22nd August 2020

Four year delay in getting autism diagnosis, but online tools can cut the wait

Parents concerned that their child may have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can wait up to four years for a formal diagnosis, but online assessments can help reduce these delays, two new research studies from Swansea University have shown. In the first study, 200 parents and carers of children with experience of ASD services were surveyed….

18th August 2020

University experts leading the way on pandemic research

Four Swansea University academics are part of major new research project investigating Covid-19 and what it can teach us about coping with future pandemics. Biagio Lucini, professor of physics and head of Mathematics Department, Mike Gravenor, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Swansea University Medical School, and Supercomputing Wales senior research software engineers Dr…

18th August 2020

Fight for Sight fund two studies to investigate the cause of visual hallucinatory condition in people with sight loss

Fight for Sight is highlighting the need for more awareness and research into a visual hallucinatory condition, known as Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS), which is common in people with sight loss. The charity is announcing funding for two research projects into the condition with the hope of finding a treatment or cure. The condition Charles…

11th August 2020

Mental health issues rise by nearly 110% due to Covid-19, Forth survey finds

Forth, a Welsh based health tech company, conducted the survey in early July as lockdown restrictions began to ease. The survey compared mental health issues before and after the Covid-19 lockdown, and lifestyle habits such as sleep.
28th July 2020

Funding awarded to develop new COVID-19 T cell immunity test

Cardiff-based Indoor Biotechnologies Ltd has been awarded funding from Innovate UK to develop a new type of test for COVID-19. Identifying people who have already been infected with the virus and become immune could have huge benefits for enabling society to safely return to normality. However, since the symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from person…