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Exeter researcher awarded £1.5 million for research into root cause of type 1 diabetes

  • March 28th 2023
A leading researcher at the University of Exeter has been awarded £1.5 million that will fund ground-breaking research into type 1 diabetes.

The Last of Us: could it really happen?

  • March 17th 2023
“It’s so important to raise awareness of this crucial threat to human health, and we hope that this will lead to more investment in research.” A guest post from Professor Elaine Bignell, an expert in fungal lung infections at the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology.

Mediterranean diet associated with decreased risk of dementia

  • March 17th 2023
Eating a traditional Mediterranean-type diet – rich in foods such as seafood, fruit, and nuts – may help reduce the risk of dementia by almost a quarter, a new study has revealed.

First baby receives life-saving gene therapy on NHS

  • March 6th 2023
A 19-month-old baby girl called Teddi has become the first child in the UK to receive a life-saving gene therapy treatment for a fatal disorder.

Exeter Professor elected as Fellow of prestigious academy for excellence in microbiology

  • March 6th 2023
An NIHR Exeter BRC professor whose research focuses on lung infections caused by environmental mould has been recognised by the award of elected fellowship to a prestigious international leadership group in microbiology.

Taking vitamin D could help prevent dementia, study finds

  • March 6th 2023
An NIHR Exeter Biomedical Research Centre supported study has found that taking vitamin D supplements may help ward off dementia.

Exeter wins £15 million NIHR funding for Westcountry’s first Biomedical Research Centre

  • January 6th 2023
More than £15 million in government funding will support a university-NHS partnership in setting up the Westcountry’s first Biomedical Research Centre, to translate scientific discoveries into tangible benefits for patients.