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Blog Entry Breathe easy: Leicester scientists model lungs
All of us are unique but when it comes to your lungs that isn’t always a good thing. A project led by the University of Leicester is taking a pioneering approach to personalising lung treatments.
Blog Entry Airprom
Professor Chris Brightling is PI of an Airprom FP7 EU grant worth £16 million focusing on new imaging modalities in airway disease.
Blog Entry MRC Grant Award
Professor C Brightling (PI) Professor M Tobin, Professor P Burton, Professor A Brookes and Professor M Polkey have secured £372,734 for four years from the MRC (Medical Research Council) focusing on Supplement - MRC/ABPI Inflammation and Immunology Initiative WP1: COPD Phenotyping
Blog Entry Healthcare iNet grant enables Pfizer investment in lung disease research
Collaboration involving University of Leicester researchers attracts £900,000 investment from pharmaceutical company
Blog Entry MRC initiative in the field of COPD
Professor Chris Brightling is leading a UK wide MRC initiative in the field of COPD worth £7million which also involves Dr Mick Steiner.
Blog Entry Dunhill Medical Trust Grant
A grant for £107,110 has been awarded for two years from the Dunhill Medical Trust with Professor P Bradding (PI) Dr S Duffy and Dr Y Amrani focusing on The K+Channel Kca 3.1 as a novel target for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Blog Entry Rewriting the textbooks on lung development
University of Leicester study challenges conventional wisdom on how our lungs grow
Blog Entry MRC Grant Award
A £344,033 grant has been secured from the MRC (Medical Research Council) for three years by Professor P Bradding (PI) Dr Y Amrani and Dr D Jones for the project Resolving mediators as novel therapies for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Blog Entry New discoveries in genetics of lung health
Findings offer hope for better prevention and treatment for lung diseases
Blog Entry VC opens news Bronchoscopy Suite and Respiratory Science Lab
State-of-the-art facilities for research into asthma and COPD.
Blog Entry NIHR Grant for Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit
We have secured a £4.5 million pound grant from the NIHR for a Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit (BRU). The overall aim of the Leicester Respiratory BRU is to promote the development of new and effective therapies for the treatment of severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Blog Entry MRC Grant via the University of Nottingham
Professor M Tobin (PI) and Dr. L Taylor have been awarded £1,615,121 for two years from the MRC (Medical Research Council) via the University of Nottingham for their Proposal to study common and rare genetic variants in respiratory health: the UK Biobank Lung Exome Variant Evaluation (UK BiLEVE) consortium.
Blog Entry Virtual lung models set to personalise asthma and COPD treatment
University of Leicester leads international project to develop pioneering tool
Blog Entry A respiratory story: mould that causes asthma grows inside asthma patients' lungs
It is well-known that minute spores from moulds can have an effect on asthma (and on cystic fibrosis too). But new research from Leicester shows that asthma-causing mould actually occurs inside patients' lungs much more commonly than previously thought.
Blog Entry University of Leicester involved in three new research partnerships with NHS
Researchers awarded over £15.5 million in record funding
Blog Entry University of Leicester study fundamentally alters our understanding of lung growth
Research findings challenges medical textbooks
Blog Entry Lung disease research showcased at prestigious London event
GENIE leads Leicester team to Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012.
Blog Entry Asthma UK Grant Award
£163,626 has been awarded for three years from Asthma UK with Dr S Siddiqui as PI focusing on Endotyping Asthma for the Benefit of Patients.
Blog Entry Coughing could be a sign of lung cancer
A new campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of lung cancer is launched.
Blog Entry New appointment
Dr John Le Quesne - an academic pathologist and CR-UK Clinician Scientist (joint appointment between the UoL and MRC Tox Unit).
Blog Entry Leicester secures funding for new Cancer Research UK Centre
University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals partnership wins backing for new centre of excellence
Blog Entry New Professorship in Respiratory Science
Professor David Cousins
Blog Entry ERS Romain Pauwels Research Award 2014
Awarded to Professor Chris Brightling
Blog Entry Leicester academic leads study into chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Professor Christopher Brightling involved in study to evaluate safety of benralizumab drug in patients with COPD
Blog Entry Grants awarded
Asthma UK and MAARA
Blog Entry Leicester academic wins two ERS prizes
European Respiratory Society prizes
Blog Entry Primary ciliary dyskinesia – restoring cilia to prevent lung damage
Collaboration between Great Ormond Street and The Institute of Child Health
Blog Entry Dr Mick Peake has been awarded the ’Quality in Care’ Judges Special Award
for a lifetime achievement in improving the quality of care in oncology
Blog Entry Ground-breaking breath test for lung cancer in clinical trial
University works with Leicester’s Hospitals to evaluate revolutionary device which detects lung cancer in early stages
Blog Entry The science behind the summer pollen count
Dr Cat Pashley on BBC News discussing how the pollen count is worked out
Blog Entry Bacterial scientist recognised with prestigious Fellowship
Leicester Professor honoured by Learned Society of Wales
Blog Entry GSK announces outcome of US FDA Advisory Committee recommending approval of mepolizumab for the treatment of adults with severe asthma
The Institute for Lung Health were instrumental in developing this drug that is now likely to be given FDA approval
Blog Entry New insights into how asthma 'pathways' could be blocked revealed
Researchers involved in study demonstrating how combining novel treatments currently in development may lead to better asthma control
Blog Entry Study reveals new associations with lung disease and smoking behaviour
Professor Martin Tobin co-leads first UK Biobank genetic study in order to investigate how genetics affect likelihood of a person smoking
Blog Entry Centre to bring pathology testing to breathless patients
Experts lead development of the East Midlands Breathomics Pathology Node launching on Friday 2 October
Leicester researchers nominated for prestigious health science award
Children’s long term ventilation team at Leicester’s Hospitals nominated for research to improve health care for children
Blog Entry Breakthrough research to diagnose children with asthma
Midlands Asthma and Allergy Research Association funds projects to combat effects of asthma
Blog Entry New target could help to reduce symptoms of asthma attacks
Researchers from Universities of Leicester and Naples propose new target for the treatment of asthma
Blog Entry Research shows new way lungs respond in asthma attacks
Researchers identify new process for preventing narrowing of airways that could lead to new treatments for disease

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