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21st January 2021

Researchers show Irish soil can offer more hope in fight against antibiotic resistance

Scientists who highlighted the bug-busting properties of bacteria in Northern Irish soil have made another exciting discovery in the quest to discover new antibiotics. The Traditional Medicine Group, an international collaboration of scientists from Swansea University, Brazil and Northern Ireland, have discovered more antibiotic-producing species and believe they may even have identified new varieties of…

12th January 2021

New study concludes continuous wireless monitoring of a mother’s temperature during labor promises to be more effective than manual measurements for indicating the risk of early onset sepsis in newborn babies

A new study has concluded that the use of a continuous wireless patient monitoring platform which monitors a mother’s temperature during labor could aid detection of newborns at risk of the early onset of sepsis (EOS) faster than current practice, enabling earlier and more effective targeted treatment of affected infants. Maternal fever during labor is…

06th January 2021

Funding boost for community eyecare study

A new project set up to study the best way to care for patients with long-standing eye conditions in the community has secured a major research grant. Dr Pippa Anderson and Dr Mari Jones, of Swansea University’s Centre for Health Economics (SCHE), are part of a multidisciplinary team which has just been awarded a substantial…

06th January 2021

Smart vaccine patch research gets go-ahead

Researchers at Swansea University have received £230,000 to develop the world’s first smart vaccine device that will both deliver the COVID-19 vaccine and measure its efficacy through monitoring the body’s associated response. The research, from the Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies (IMPACT), is to be funded by the Welsh Government Sêr Cymru…

06th January 2021

Tenovus Cancer Care Chief Executive Judi Rhys Awarded MBE

Tenovus Cancer Care, Wales’ leading cancer charity, is delighted to announce that Chief Executive Judi Rhys has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list 2021, in recognition of her services to the voluntary sector. Judi began her role heading up Tenovus Cancer Care in May 2019. Prior to this, Judi’s career in…

01st January 2021

Funding boost for research collaboration studying provision of eye care in the community

A new project set up to study the best way to care for patients with long-standing eye conditions in the community has secured a major research grant. Dr Pippa Anderson and Dr Mari Jones, of Swansea University’s Centre for Health Economics (SCHE), are part of a multidisciplinary team which has just been awarded a substantial…

01st January 2021

New international research examines way of fighting back against Covid-19

Researchers at Swansea University Medical School are helping to drive forward understanding of the virus that causes Covid-19 and how it can be tackled. The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the etiological agent of Covid-19, has swept across the world with unprecedented speed. Since it was initially identified there have been more than…

01st January 2021

Older, Poorer People At Greater Risk OF Adverse Drug Reactions

A review by Swansea University academics has found that older, poorer people who are socially distanced from their doctors or pharmacists, suffer more adverse drug reactions (ADRs) than the general population and that systematic monitoring is needed to protect these patients suffering from reactions which could result in over-sedation, falls, or drug-induced Parkinsonism. The paper,…

01st January 2021

Researchers to develop test for children most at risk of severe short-sightedness

Researchers funded by Fight for Sight in partnership with Welsh Government, through Health and Care Research Wales, are developing a genetic test to identify people with severe short-sightedness (high myopia) who are most at risk of permanent damage to their eyesight and thus benefit from more frequent monitoring. The test may also help to identify…

09th December 2020

Researcher to deliver keynote address at unique virtual summit

Swansea University researcher Dr Lewis Francis will share his work with a global online audience at an international online conference next week.  Dr Francis, an associate professor in biomedical sciences based at Swansea University Medical School is a keynote speaker at the SelectScience Virtual Biopharmaceutical Summit. Covering hot topics from across the biopharmaceutical pipeline, this…