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Revolutionary Illumina gene sequencing technology arrives in Exeter

  • August 30th 2023
A transformational system for Whole Genome Sequencing has arrived at the NHS Exeter Genomics Laboratory, marking a momentous moment for research collaboration in the region.

British Science Festival connects people with cutting-edge innovation in Exeter

  • August 15th 2023
Celebrate the people, stories and ideas at the heart of science with us at the British Science Festival hosted by the University of Exeter this September.

'Smart’ socks that track distress in people living with dementia could transform care

  • August 10th 2023
A sock which combines sensors with artificial intelligence could help carers and care home staff detect agitation and prevent falls in people with dementia.

Creating a roadmap putting people at the centre of our research

  • August 8th 2023
We understand that putting people at the centre of our research makes it stronger. But how to do that? We’ve worked with senior Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) representatives to develop a strategy that creates a roadmap to help us.

Exeter’s Mood Disorders Centre part of £42m national mental health research funding

  • July 31st 2023
A psychological research, assessment, treatment, and training centre for people in the South West who suffer from depression is set to be part of a major new national project addressing issues surrounding mental health and illnesses.

Exeter Scientist Duo join Prince and Princess of Wales at NHS Big Tea 75th anniversary party

  • July 31st 2023
Researchers from Exeter Genomics Laboratory, part of the South West NHS Genomic Laboratory Hub have been honoured at an event marking the 75th anniversary of the NHS.

Innovative home blood testing service wins coveted Impact Award

  • June 30th 2023
An innovative new service developed in Exeter which allows people to take blood tests at home has won a prestigious national award to celebrate its positive benefit for patients.

Investing in the researchers of the future – first PhD projects announced.

  • June 30th 2023
We are delighted to announce our first ever cohort of PhD students. Six students, who will begin their studies in September, have been selected to carry out projects across our core research themes under the expert supervision of leading academics.

Working in partnership with industry to bring health benefits to the South West

  • June 27th 2023
"A strong link between industry, academia and the NHS can help make the South West a rewarding place to learn, work and deliver something of value to the UK and society at large."

New programme to move potential MND drugs into clinical trials faster

  • June 23rd 2023
A ground-breaking experimental medicine programme that will enable researchers to screen potential drugs more rapidly in people with motor neuron disease (MND, also known as ALS), has been announced.

Research challenges current thinking on the genetic causes of very early menopause

  • June 23rd 2023
The genetic causes of very early menopause will have to be reconsidered after researchers found that nearly all women who carried variations thought to cause the condition in fact had their menopause at an older age.

£1.9 million NIHR funding announced for innovative brain health app

  • June 9th 2023
The REACTIVE app will monitor brain health in older adults through regular cognitive tests, as well as providing users with a brain training programme to help them maintain their brain health.