MVLS News Archive: 2018
Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:06:00 GMT
A new study suggests rolling out a Type 2 diabetes remission programme in the NHS could cost around £1,067 per participant in its first year – or, factoring in the likelihood of success, £2,564 for each case of remission. Researchers say findings ‘make the case for shifting resources to offer remission’ in the future.
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:51:00 GMT
Scientists at the University of Glasgow have discovered a potential combination therapy for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), the most common form of leukaemia in the Western world, diagnosed in more than 3,500 people in the UK each year.
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:01:00 GMT
A team of researchers at the University of Glasgow have been awarded a grant of over £1m to study the impact of the loss of the night on animals that are subjected to the increased light at night that occurs in urban areas throughout the world.
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:30:00 GMT
University of Glasgow Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak is named as one of the experts appointed to advise the Scottish Government.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:05:00 GMT
Kidney dialysis can cause short-term ‘cerebral stunning’ and may be associated with progressive brain injury in those who receive the treatment for many years. For many patients with kidney failure awaiting a kidney transplant or those not suitable for a transplant, dialysis is a life-saving treatment.
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 18:05:00 GMT
Many deadly and newly emerging viruses like Ebola and Zika circulate in wild animal and insect communities long before spreading to humans and causing severe disease. However, finding these natural virus hosts – which could help prevent the spread to humans – currently poses an enormous challenge for scientists.
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:01:00 BST
A scientific breakthrough has revealed a new way that bacteria evolves, thought to be at least 1,000 times more efficient than any currently known mechanism. The insights will help scientists to better understand how superbugs can rapidly evolve and become increasingly antibiotic resistant.
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 13:00:00 BST
New research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and published in The Lancet shows that treatment with albiglutide (a type of drug called a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist) results in fewer cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes and existing cardiovascular disease than treatment with placebo.
Early age of type 1 diabetes diagnosis linked to greater heart risks and shorter life expectancy, compared to later diagnosis
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:01:00 BST
Life-expectancy for individuals with younger-onset disease is on average 16 years shorter compared to people without diabetes, and 10 years shorter for those diagnosed at an older age, according to new research.
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:48:00 BST
The University of Glasgow’s pioneering work in Precision Medicine has been hailed by the new Scottish Government Innovation Minister Ivan McKee as playing a key role in developing Scotland’s profile internationally – while contributing to inclusive economic growth at home.
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 09:43:00 BST
The University of Glasgow is to launch an innovative scheme that will equip selected medical students with the requisite skills and experience to become the next generation of leaders of Primary Care in Scotland.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:26:00 BST
A new study co-authored by Daniel Streiker, from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, and led by researchers from Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, describes a new DNA method to efficiently screen many vampire bat blood meal and faecal samples with a high success rate and thereby determine which animals the vampire bats have fed on blood from.
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:00:00 BST
Recommended alcohol limits in many countries should be lowered to around 100g/week for men and women, according to an analysis of data from nearly 600,000 current drinkers in 19 countries, published today in The Lancet.
Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:00:00 BST
From the emotional burden of immigration and integration, to the science of developing emotionally intelligent social robots, understanding how and why we feel angry, joyful, or terrified can tell scientists a lot about who we are, what pushes our emotional buttons, and how emotion influences our behaviours.
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:01:00 BST
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 08:15:00 BST
People who have served in the Armed Forces are more likely to suffer from peripheral arterial disease - clogged arteries in their legs - than people who have never been in the military, according to a study by the University of Glasgow.
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:46:00 GMT
Treatment-resistance in patients with one of the most aggressive types of blood cancer may be overcome by combining a new targeted drug called venetoclax with chemotherapy, researchers at the University of Glasgow have shown.
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT
New research, led by the University of Glasgow and published today in Current Biology, found that fish who consumed a large meal had to move to the back of their swimming social group due to reduced aerobic capabilities cause by food digestion.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:10:00 GMT
The idea that it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, otherwise known as the “obesity paradox”, has been challenged by a study of nearly 300,000 people published in in the European Heart Journal.
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:26:00 GMT
People with learning disabilities are suffering from a far greater number of illnesses than had been previously understood, adding to concerns that life-threatening conditions are being routinely missed.
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:16:00 GMT
Researchers from the University of Glasgow have been awarded £875K from the MRC (Medical Research Council) to lead a multi-centre, international research project to better understand the cause of brain bleeding (haemorrhaging) in patients who have had a stroke.
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow was delighted to welcome First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital – offering an insight into one of the key sectors in which Scotland has the potential to truly lead the world.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:42:00 GMT
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:15:00 GMT
A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) reveals that both type 2 (T2D) and type 1 diabetes (T1D) are associated with complications during pregnancy including stillbirths and emergency Caesarean sections, as well as increasing the risk of infant mortality.