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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has released their latest Themed Review, including several research studies which were led by Keele University

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Research to be published in this week’s issue of the journal Nanoscale is helping to increase understanding of the impact of metals in the brain which may drive the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, and how the management of these metals could lead to more effective treatments for Alzheimer’s in the future.

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Researchers from Keele University have been selected to present their work on the quest for a life-like prosthetic hand at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

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The single, divorced, and widowed at heightened risk, pooled data analysis suggests

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As the FIFA World Cup approaches, researchers have found that keyhole surgery could help get injured footballers back on the pitch faster than physiotherapy-led treatments.

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Professor Elaine Hay has been appointed as the new Programme Director for National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR).

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An iPCHS research team has been awarded a grant for £249,998 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to explore rehabilitation programmes for patients who have undergone shoulder surgery.

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Research at Keele University has examined why members of the public make judgements as to whether violent attackers are viewed as either terrorists or mentally ill.

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Keele University awarded major grant by the ESRC to help shape police policy and practice

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A large study led by Keele University has found that patients suffering with gout are not at a higher risk of fractures, contradicting previous research findings.

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Scientists have detected an exoplanet atmosphere that is free of clouds, marking a pivotal breakthrough in the quest for greater understanding of the planets beyond our solar system.

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An ambitious £2.7 million programme of research is seeking to personalise care for people with shoulder pain

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Keele University has successfully retained the HR Excellence in Research Award.

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Keele researchers have been awarded a grant to help cure a heart defect that causes thousands of sudden deaths each year.

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Keele University researchers have been awarded a grant to investigate whether gene therapy can stop older people becoming frail.

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Sue Sherman, Senior Lecturer in Psychology writes for The Conversation UK.

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Research conducted at Keele University has found that many parents of boys are unaware of the dangers of HPV - the Human Papillomavirus, and once made aware, want the vaccine for HPV to be offered to boys as well as girls.

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The Keele University Astrophysics Group has been awarded a £435,000 grant from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to explore the formation and fundamental properties of stars and (exo)planetary systems.

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A new study, funded by Keele University, has highlighted the need for better treatment of heart disease patients suffering from additional chronic conditions.

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Keele University works with global research team: low back pain affects 540 million people worldwide, but too many patients receive the wrong care.

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Research by Keele University, in collaboration with University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) and Staffordshire University, will help clinicians across the UK when detecting an unexpected adrenal tumour.

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Keele University research has found providing better access to vocational advice for patients suffering with musculoskeletal pain will improve absence from work, and create huge societal cost savings.

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Three new research studies at Keele University have been awarded £58,000 from local charity the North Staffordshire Medical Institute (NSMI).

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Dr Sarah Laurence has been awarded a £235,000 grant from the Economic and Social Research Council to explore how we recognise faces.

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Professor Clare Holdsworth has been awarded a £152,000 Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship to explore how people cope differently with being busy.

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Keele University has officially launched a new interdisciplinary research project to tackle public health issues in the Philippines.

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Keele University’s Dr Heidi Fuller has received a grant from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and a medical research charity, to fund a study that will help pave the way towards a cure for the muscle-wasting condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

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New research reveals that primary care funding in England is not distributed according to local health needs.

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New research offers an explanation for the discrepancy between the size and age of the Rosette Nebula’s central cavity and that of its central stars.

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A study led by researchers at Keele University has shown for the first time that human muscles possess a ‘memory’ of earlier growth - at the DNA level.

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Criminologist Dr Helen Wells, and PhD student Leanne Savigar, have been awarded a grant from the Road Safety Trust, to review the range of innovations currently operating aimed at reducing mobile phone use by drivers.

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A study led by researchers at Keele University has found the risk of death in later life due to coronary heart disease doubles in women who give birth prematurely.

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A new study has highlighted that emotionally demanding workloads and confrontational patients are among the key stressors for GPs.

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An international team of astronomers has revealed an ‘astonishing’ overabundance of massive stars in a neighbouring galaxy.

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