Monthly Archives: October 2012

University hosts ‘Games for Health’

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts at University of Kent and its industrial collaborator, Silverfit ( hosted a jointly-organised workshop on “Games for Health” to explore how computer games can be used to support older people with dementia. In … Continue reading

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Running a different race – the reinclusion of intellectually disabled atheletes into London 2012 Paralympics

The second of the Tizard Research Seminars will take place on Wednesday 17 October. Read the full article for more information.

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Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs): How can Industry and Academics work closer with the NHS?

The government is spending around £750 million over the next 5 years to create 15 or 16 regional AHSNs. AHSNs will encourage academia and industry to work more closely with the NHS to improve patient outcomes and create wealth. The … Continue reading

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Kent and Medway Palliative Care Research Meeting: Research for Better Care

An afternoon looking at the research into end of life care taking place in Kent and Medway. This will include: Results on the research for patient benefit study on rapid response hospice at home. The latest NIHR palliative care portfolio … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE – University of Kent and Pfizer research aims to develop treatment for Acute Kidney Injury

The University of Kent is to undertake a half million pound research project with pharmaceutical company Pfizer to develop new therapies for patients who suffer Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) after kidney surgery. Dr Claire Peppiatt-Wildman, of the Medway School of … Continue reading

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Kent, Surrey Sussex AHSN bid submitted

A consortium of NHS Trusts, CCGs, local authorities, Universities and Industry groups across Kent, Surrey and Sussex have been working together over the last 6 months to put together a bid for funding to establish a KSS Academic Health Science … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Vitamin variants could combat cancer as scientists unravel B12 secrets

In a development that may lead to new drugs to treat cancer, scientists at the University of Kent have discovered the process by which a key vitamin (B12) is made in cells. A team at the University’s School of Biosciences … Continue reading

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Student work experiences in local NHS Hospitals

Three University students have been working for 10 weeks over the Summer vacation within research projects in local hospitals as part of a work experience scheme administered by KentHealth and the NIHR Research Design Service (SE).  Samantha Rennells from the … Continue reading

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