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  • Biomedical Heart Research SculptureUK first for Leicester: ground-breaking software lets surgeon see real-time 3D map of heartPress release date13/08/2019SummaryInnovative software that allows a surgeon to view inside a patient’s heart in real time while applying treatment has been used for the first time in...Press releaseUniversity of Leicester Professor and Leicester’s Hospitals Cardiologist Andre Ng used the new technique in operations on two patients...
  • Leicester's Research News Press release (filler image)Ten minutes of walking per day may increase life by three yearsPress release date30/07/2019SummaryPeople with multiple chronic conditions could increase their life expectancy by three years with as little as ten minutes of brisk walking a day,...Press releaseThe study focusses on patients with two or more conditions (such as asthma and cancer), and uses both self-reported levels of physical activity and...
  • Leicester's Research News Press release (filler image)NEW BLOOD TEST FOR HUMAN TB MAY ALSO IDENTIFY PEOPLE AT MOST RISK Press release date10/07/2019SummaryA new study conducted by researchers in Leicester and Nottingham has shown the potential for a new blood test to not only diagnose human tuberculosis...Press releaseDespite recent reductions, England still has one of the highest rates of TB in Western Europe . While TB cases have been declining overall in the UK,...
  • Leicester's Research News Press release (filler image)County research partnership launched to tackle local health challengesPress release date09/07/2019SummaryUniversity Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and the University of Leicester have today announced the creation...Press releaseThe three organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form Leicestershire Academic Health Partnership (LAHP). The partnership will be...
  • Nigel Brunskill - Director of Research and DevelopmentResearch at Leicester’s Hospitals in top tenPress release date05/07/2019SummaryNew figures released by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for 2018/19 show that Leicester’s Hospitals are performing well in the...Press releaseLast year, 13,197 people took part in research studies and clinical trials across the Trust’s three sites, putting Leicester’s Hospitals...