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New initiative to improve patient retention in paediatric clinical trials

The new programme will engage with children and young people under the age of 18 years. Innovative Trials has announced a new initiative designed to boost clinica...
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Researchers develop nanogel to deliver anti-inflammatory drugs for spinal cord injury

The nanogels, in combination with rolipram, contributed to the recovery of injured tissue. Researchers from the Instituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri I...
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Predict-PD study to identify those at high risk of PD before symptoms appear

The study aims to improve the representation of ethnic diversity within Parkinson’s research. A study led by researchers at Queen Mary University and University C...
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Digital CBT reduced distress in patients with long-term physical health conditions

Participants who received COMPASS showed a clinically significant improvement after 12 weeks. Researchers from King’s College London’s (KCL) Institute of Psychiat...
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Researchers investigate new technique for diagnosing cardiac conditions

Cardiac quantitative susceptibility mapping successfully visualised iron deposits in patients. Researchers from King’s College London (KCL) have investigated a ne...
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Stroke brain-bleed deaths predicted to increase by 40% in the UK

In Europe, stroke-related brain-bleed deaths are expected to increase by 8.9% by 2050. Researchers from King’s College London (KCL) have predicted that the number...
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NIHR awards over £20m to eight new global health research projects

The projects will focus on healthcare in LMICs in the event of extreme weather. The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has awarded over £20m t...
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First UK patients receive experimental mRNA therapy for cancer in global trial

The phase 1/2 Mobilize trial is evaluating the safety and efficacy of mRNA-4359. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT) and Imperial College London (ICL) ha...
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Scientists develop microfluidic chip to make cell therapy safer

The chip removes cells, which could become tumours, before they are implanted in a patient. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and t...
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JCVI announces advice for 2024 spring COVID-19 vaccine programme

The committee has advised that the vaccine should be given to those at the highest risk. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has announced ...
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