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Preventing cerebral palsy in premature babies

An NIHR-funded evaluation confirmed that PreCept, a national programme to prevent cerebral palsy, improved the uptake of an important treatment for women in preterm labour and helped protect premature babies from developing cerebral palsy.

  • Published: 29 March 2023

Guiding the UK and international response during the Covid-19 pandemic

The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Modelling and Health Economics played a critical role in providing urgent public health advice to policy makers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Their research contributed to saving tens of thousands of lives in the UK and internationally.

  • Published: 09 December 2022

Improving young people’s mental health worldwide

This month, NIHR joined with other leading global funders as a partner in ‘Being’, a new international mental health initiative for young people. In this feature, we focus on youth mental health, and explore how NIHR-funded projects are addressing this long-neglected issue in innovative ways.

  • Published: 17 November 2022

Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Explore the timeline of our research to help develop the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and its impact to reduce transmission and save lives.

  • Published: 28 October 2022

Interning in research as a social worker

A social worker’s experience of doing a research internship and investigating the impact of adversity on child development. Read Emily's story.

  • Published: 27 October 2022

Supporting mental health after flooding

Researchers from three NIHR Health Protection Research Units have found that flooding can have a significant negative impact on the mental health of people whose homes are flooded, as well as those whose lives are disrupted by flooding events. Their research has informed guidance for local authorities, policy makers and public health practitioners on planning for and dealing with the aftermath of a flood.

  • Published: 29 September 2022
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Tracking global antimicrobial resistance with genomic sequencing

Bacterial antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious and growing threat to global public health. In 2019, AMR was associated with nearly five million deaths globally. The rise in AMR threatens healthcare at all levels in every country, with infectious diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, soil and food-borne diseases becoming more difficult to treat.

  • Published: 21 September 2022