News 2012

News from the Departmental of Health Sciences

 

News September 2012 - TIMMS

University researchers report on low child ward staffing levels. 

Standards of care in children's intensive care units come under scrutiny in a new audit report.

University Press Release

 

News September 2012 - SAPPHIRE

 

Study highlights difficulties in comparing patient safety data

A study led by a Leicester researcher has found that some kinds of infection data may not be comparable across hospitals, and may not be suitable for use as a performance measure.

University Press Release

News July 2012 - Cardiovascular/Diabetes

 

 

 

Leicester diabetes experts contribute to NICE guidelines

Research from University of Leicester will help management of diabetes risks

 The guidance involved inputs from key academics from our Departments of Health Sciences and Cardiovascular Sciences, including Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Professor Melanie Davies and Dr Tom Yates

News May 2012 - Data 2 Knowledge 4 Practice

GENIE leads Leicester team to Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012.

Cutting-edge science from Leicester has once again been selected for the highly prestigious Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. Last year our geologists and physicists exhibited; in 2012 it’s the turn of our geneticists and health scientists.

A team of Leicester scientists and health professionals, led by Dr Cas Kramer from GENIE, the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Genetics, will head down to London this summer with their exhibit, Breathless Genes: the lung and the short of it. The team includes academics, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students from our Departments of Genetics and Health Sciences as well as colleagues from the Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit based at Glenfield Hospital here in Leicester.

Dr Kramer and Professor Martin Tobin submitted an application based on Professor Tobin’s recent research on the genetics of lung health and lung disease, which involved comparing millions of differences in the DNA of almost 50,000 people and checking how healthy their lungs were. More than 100 submissions were received by the Royal Society, of which just 21 were selected for the exhibition.

Visitors to the exhibition in July will get the chance to see how lung health is measured and to learn about genetic variation between people. Scientists from the team behind the research will be on hand to discuss their work.

The Summer Science Exhibition takes place from 3 to 8 July 2012 at the Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG. As well as the science exhibits there will be events, workshops and even a visit from Sir Isaac Newton himself.

You can meet Professor Martin Tobin and find out more about the University of Leicester exhibit in these two videos, and follow the preparations for the exhibit on the Lung Genetics blog.For Further Details Please Click Here

News January 2012 - Adult Psychiatry

Leicester survey on autism in adults reveals previously overlooked group

New research has shown that adults with a more severe learning disability have a greater likelihood of having autism.

The research was led by Professor Terry Brugha of our Department of Health Sciences for a report published by the NHS Information Centre, and has been combined with findings from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) 2007 which also included research on autism led by Professor Brugha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A study led by a Leicester researcher has found that some kinds of infection data may not be comparable across hospitals, and may not be suitable for use as a performance measure. class="external-link" href="http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/press-releases/2012/september/infection-data-may-not-be-comparable-across-hospitals-but-201cgaming201d-is-not-the-explanation-study-shows">University Press Release

News July 2012 - Cardiovascular/Diabetes

Research from University of Leicester will help management of diabetes risks

 

The guidance involved inputs from key academics from our Departments of Health Sciences and Cardiovascular Sciences, including Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Professor Melanie Davies and Dr Tom Yates

News May 2012 - Data 2 Knowledge 4 Practice

GENIE leads Leicester team to Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012.

Cutting-edge science from Leicester has once again been selected for the highly prestigious Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. Last year our geologists and physicists exhibited; in 2012 it’s the turn of our geneticists and health scientists.

A team of Leicester scientists and health professionals, led by Dr Cas Kramer from GENIE, the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Genetics, will head down to London this summer with their exhibit, Breathless Genes: the lung and the short of it. The team includes academics, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students from our Departments of Genetics and Health Sciences as well as colleagues from the Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit based at Glenfield Hospital here in Leicester.

Dr Kramer and Professor Martin Tobin submitted an application based on Professor Tobin’s recent research on the genetics of lung health and lung disease, which involved comparing millions of differences in the DNA of almost 50,000 people and checking how healthy their lungs were. More than 100 submissions were received by the Royal Society, of which just 21 were selected for the exhibition.

Visitors to the exhibition in July will get the chance to see how lung health is measured and to learn about genetic variation between people. Scientists from the team behind the research will be on hand to discuss their work.

The Summer Science Exhibition takes place from 3 to 8 July 2012 at the Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG. As well as the science exhibits there will be events, workshops and even a visit from Sir Isaac Newton himself.

You can meet Professor Martin Tobin and find out more about the University of Leicester exhibit in these two videos, and follow the preparations for the exhibit on the Lung Genetics blog.For Further Details Please Click Here

News January 2012 - Adult Psychiatry

Leicester survey on autism in adults reveals previously overlooked group

New research has shown that adults with a more severe learning disability have a greater likelihood of having autism.

The research was led by Professor Terry Brugha of our Department of Health Sciences for a report published by the NHS Information Centre, and has been combined with findings from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) 2007 which also included research on autism led by Professor Brugha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A study led by a Leicester researcher has found that some kinds of infection data may not be comparable across hospitals, and may not be suitable for use as a performance measure.

 

 University Press Release

News July 2012 - Cardiovascular/Diabetes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leicester diabetes experts contribute to NICE guidelines

Research from University of Leicester will help management of diabetes risks

The guidance involved inputs from key academics from our Departments of Health Sciences and Cardiovascular Sciences, including Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Professor Melanie Davies and Dr Tom Yates

News May 2012 - Data 2 Knowledge 4 Practice

GENIE leads Leicester team to Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012.

Cutting-edge science from Leicester has once again been selected for the highly prestigious Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. Last year our geologists and physicists exhibited; in 2012 it’s the turn of our geneticists and health scientists.

A team of Leicester scientists and health professionals, led by Dr Cas Kramer from GENIE, the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Genetics, will head down to London this summer with their exhibit, Breathless Genes: the lung and the short of it. The team includes academics, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students from our Departments of Genetics and Health Sciences as well as colleagues from the Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit based at Glenfield Hospital here in Leicester.

Dr Kramer and Professor Martin Tobin submitted an application based on Professor Tobin’s recent research on the genetics of lung health and lung disease, which involved comparing millions of differences in the DNA of almost 50,000 people and checking how healthy their lungs were. More than 100 submissions were received by the Royal Society, of which just 21 were selected for the exhibition.

Visitors to the exhibition in July will get the chance to see how lung health is measured and to learn about genetic variation between people. Scientists from the team behind the research will be on hand to discuss their work.

The Summer Science Exhibition takes place from 3 to 8 July 2012 at the Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG. As well as the science exhibits there will be events, workshops and even a visit from Sir Isaac Newton himself.

You can meet Professor Martin Tobin and find out more about the University of Leicester exhibit in these two videos, and follow the preparations for the exhibit on the Lung Genetics blog.For Further Details Please Click Here

News January 2012 - Adult Psychiatry

Leicester survey on autism in adults reveals previously overlooked group

New research has shown that adults with a more severe learning disability have a greater likelihood of having autism.

The research was led by Professor Terry Brugha of our Department of Health Sciences for a report published by the NHS Information Centre, and has been combined with findings from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) 2007 which also included research on autism led by Professor Brugha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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