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  • Leicester's Research News Press release (filler image)University Hospitals of Leicester joins alliance for health data researchPress release date08/01/2020SummaryNine health care and research organisations, including University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, have signed up to join the UK Health Data...Press releaseThe other new members include the first mental health trusts to join the Alliance (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Nottinghamshire...
  • Leicester's Research News Press release imageGenomic sequencing confirms breast cancer link between Leicester sistersPress release date27/09/2019SummaryTwo Leicester sisters who had their entire genomes sequenced in the hope of finding answers to their family history of breast cancer have learnt they...Press releaseMary and Sandra, together with their sister Kerry, all developed breast cancer within 13 months of each other. Their mother and two other close...
  • Leicester's Research News Press release imageBabies' gut bacteria affected by delivery method, BabyBiome project showsPress release date24/09/2019SummaryResearch into samples from mothers and babies taken in Leicester has shown that babies born vaginally have different gut bacteria - their microbiome...Press releaseScientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, UCL and the University of Birmingham have discovered that babies born vaginally got most of their gut...
  • Leicester Biomedical Research Centre logoEast Midlands asthma patients to benefit from new data HubPress release date12/09/2019SummaryPatients in the East Midlands with respiratory illnesses including asthma and COPD will benefit from a pioneering data hub announced today.Press releaseResearchers in Leicester and Nottingham are part of the UK’s first dedicated data hub for respiratory illnesses that will enable cutting-edge...
  • Leicester Biomedical Research Centre logoPhysical activity at any intensity linked to lower risk of early deathPress release date22/08/2019SummaryA multi-national team of researchers, including authors from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre...Press releaseThe findings, published in The BMJ today, also show that being sedentary, for example sitting, for 9.5 hours or more a day (excluding sleeping time)...