New research published in Lancet Oncology has shown that many patients receiving chemotherapy following surgery for bowel cancer may only need three months treatment rather than the six months currently given.
Infants who have died from sudden infant death syndrome are more likely to have rare genetic mutations associated with impairment of the breathing muscles, according to new research supported by the NIHR.
The NHS is inviting teenagers to join the fight against meningitis by taking part in a study to see whether giving a group B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine to teenagers reduces carriage of this bacteria in their throat, potentially providing protection to all ages from this dangerous infection.
Research by the NIHR CLAHRC South London’s maternity theme has informed the Government’s plans to introduce continuity of midwife care – where women are cared for by the same midwife or group of midwives – by 2021.
NIHR has launched a new website and online network aimed at early career dementia researchers, called Dementia Researcher. The site contains a range of resources to help emerging talent to get involved in dementia research.
Professor Andrew Shennan, Clinical Director of the Clinical Research Network South London was recognised by the Queen in the New Year Honours List 2018 for services to maternity care. “I’m surprised and delighted to get this recognition,” he said.