The NIHR has announced “Partnership for Sight” as the winner of this year’s New Media Competition. The winning film explains NIHR Clinical Lecturer Dr Mariya Moosajee’s research into genetic eye disease. The film is told through the perspective of Matthew Murrell, who narrates the film and is a patient taking part in the study.
A special prize for the film which best demonstrated the positive impact of embedding patient and public involvement into a research project went to Bristol-based “The STAR Project”.
An extra “Highly Commended” honour was also awarded to NIHR Clinician Scientist Dr Emma Crosbie of the University of Manchester for her film about the "Womb Cancer Alliance".
A new magazine called The Researcher has launched today. The digital publication, created for early career researchers by early career researchers aims to raise awareness of research careers among nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
A study supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) has published its findings in the Lancet, resulting in a recommended change for future radiotherapy treatment for patients with prostate cancer.
Surgeons in Southampton are leading a pioneering study into whether or not antibiotics can prevent the need for surgery in children with acute appendicitis.