Navigation Links
Sharron Davies opens new respiratory research clinic
Date:6/10/2010

Olympic swimmer and television personality Sharron Davies MBE was in Nottingham this week to open a new clinical trials unit that will take treatments for respiratory illnesses such as asthma from laboratory bench to bedside.

The Nottingham Respiratory BRU Clinical Trials Unit will bridge the gap between treatment and research by offering clinical services to NHS patients with respiratory disease, while recruiting volunteers for studies into developing new drugs and therapies to help people to manage their illness.

The new centre is part of the Nottingham Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit (NRBRU), a partnership between The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Funded with 6.1 million by the Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research, it is one of 16 Biomedical Research Units in the UK focusing on 'translational research' taking advances and innovations in basic medical research out of the laboratory and into NHS practice, with the ultimate aim of improving patient care.

Sharron Davies unveiled the new unit, based at the Nottingham City Hospital campus on Wednesday June 9.

She said: "I am delighted to have been invited to open the new Nottingham Respiratory BRU Clinical Trials Unit. Asthma is a serious disease and a health issue that many competitive swimmers have to overcome to achieve success in their sport. It is exciting to think that the clinical trials that will be conducted in Nottingham could one day make a real difference to the millions of people worldwide who suffer from this debilitating illness."

The Nottingham Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit brings together 10 research groups carrying out biomedical, epidemiological and clinical respiratory research. The new clinical trials unit will be based within Nottingham City Hospital in space previously occupied by the paediatric outpatient facility before it was moved to the new Nottingham Children's Hospital at the Queen's Medical Centre campus.

Director of the NRBRU Professor Alan Knox said: "The new unit will bring together both the clinical and research strands of our work to provide a great facility to test new medicines for asthma and COPD. Recruiting for clinical trials is a great example of how the local community in Nottingham can help to make a positive impact on the future health of the city and its inhabitants."

Among the research being carried out at the NRBRU that will benefit from the new clinical trials unit is a study being led by Dr John Anderson looking whether a tablet originally produced for people with diabetes could be used to treat mild asthma.

Dr Anderson said: "Studies like ours rely on the goodwill of patients who give up their time, often for no monetary reward, to help develop our understanding of respiratory conditions such as asthma and to explore new options for treatments.

"We have found that although, it may not benefit their own health in the short term, patients are often keen to take part in clinical trials because they like the idea that their involvement could in the future give relief to others who suffer from the same debilitating conditions."


'/>"/>

Contact: Emma Thorne
emma.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk
44-115-951-5793
University of Nottingham
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. McCracken Eye and Face Institute Opens New Office in Lafayette, CO
2. my PC Techs Opens New Technology Solutions Office in Ahwatukee
3. Bella Medspa Opens Full Service Office in Lancaster, PA
4. New Aspen Dental Office Opens in Lincoln, Nebraska
5. Village at Proprietors Green Opens on South Shore, Introducing Innovative Senior Living to Boston Area
6. Swanson Health Products Opens East Coast Distribution Center
7. New Aspen Dental Office Opens in Grand Island, Nebraska
8. Renal Advantage Inc. (RAI) has Solid Growth, Opens 6 New Centers in 4 Months
9. Prominent East Tennessee Law Firm Opens Greene County Office
10. New Varicose Vein Treatment Center Opens in Prescott, Arizona
11. Mosquito Squad Opens New Location in Marietta, Georgia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On ... as sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle ... honor of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements ... was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is ... herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin ... of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical ... and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can ... CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn ... X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  MedSource announced today that it has ... solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s ... their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data ... nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice in ... "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that ... PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for ... clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in the ... risk assessment and management. PCT is a ... in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , ... Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: