NIHR-funded researchers have found that dementia could start with DNA mistakes during brain development in the womb. This may help explain the cause of the majority of cases where a patient has no family history of the disease.
Researchers have completed a clinical trial on multiple sclerosis (MS) in which 3 different drugs were tested at the same time instead of 1 by 1 by 1 – a world first in progressive neurological disease research.
Today Health Data Research UK, which is co-funded by the NIHR, has announced a £3M funding competition for projects that will inform and shape the design and specification of the Digital Innovation Programme: a UK-wide infrastructure for health data research and innovation.
NIHR research has shown that reducing sitting time in the office leads to improvements in work performance and engagement, as well as boosting quality of life and reducing feelings of fatigue and back pain.