Opin medical research is an informal UK website supportive of the medical and biomedical research around the world. Advances in medicine over the last 20 years has been breathtaking, and never-ending. The consequences that relieves suffering and benefits all humanity and life on this planet has been immeasurable. The high-quality scientific (biomedical) investigation into the causes, consequences and treatment of certain diseases has proven to be a rich seam to exploit, but scientists, as well as their funders, also have a mission to energise ALL medical Research. Read more.
Improved legal and financial arrangements, supported by the UK government, and political leaders around the world, means the whole range of funding streams are open to all research laboratories, small and large. In the UK, the government provides funding through the Medical Research Council This facilitates the integration of basic science with clinical application. Successful initial projects can attract NHS Research funds through the Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre and, with the advent of five new Academic Health Science Centres in the UK, this funding stream will increase in importance.
Looking to the future, good research programmes will continue to develop in both depth and breadth. The applications of genetics and imaging, pharmacology and epidemiology are now major strengths. The development of simulators built to support medical training for surgeons has been significant. Similarly, coordinated Acute Health Care Organisation that has evolved from research over the last 15 years, as well as honed cost effectiveness of the NHS has led to substantial improvements of the critically ill. The application of low-power electronic device and microsensors is emerging as probably the biggest growth area.
Recent Brain research: Brain gray matter reduction
In the July 2016 issue of the journal Neuroimage, scientists in the Netherlands report reductions in ‘gray matter’ in the brain in two groups of ill patients compared with matched healthy people. Together with a recent Japanese report of reduced gray-matter volume in the bilateral prefrontal cortex of the brain in patients, the results raise the intriguing possibility of a new objective and quantitative tool for clinical diagnosis.
New biomedical study of young people
A unique study of biochemical markers in the blood of young people is to begin later in the year.. The investigation will test whether biochemical abnormalities similar to those already observed in adults also exist in a group of children.
Research report — Increased neutrophil apoptosis in people with chronic fatigue syndrome.
A new study is described in The British Medical Journal. The short report says –
“Evidence is emerging that people with chronic fatigue syndrome may have a detectable immunological abnormality…”
Read the item in full at the BMJ website; and the comments at the Journal of Clinical Pathology, including a response by the authors. The original paper, in the August 2014 issue of the Journal of Clinical Pathology, reports evidence of increased neutrophil apoptosis (programmed cell death) in patients.
Projects dealing with the verification of potentially important genes continue to receive substantial contributory funding from private and public backers alike. The project at the University of Glasgow is one of a number of ongoing research projects seeking to identify a ‘biomarker’ using novel microarray technology.
Non-technical summaries of all research projects sponsored by public bodies should help readers without a medical or scientific background better understand recent advances.
Research Publications Database
Research publications databases consist of the summary data (including abstracts) of over research publications on specific conditions, derived from sources such as medical publications including the Journal of Medicine, sorted by year and linkable to form one large database to download. It is intended to be an easily accessible database of research record for researchers, healthcare professionals and patients who study an illness or who are involved with the management of patients.
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About the Research
The Medical Research Society is a society for all those involved in clinical and/or scientific research relating to any aspect of medicine. The Society aims to encourage and further such research by:
- hosting the annual Meeting for Clinician Scientists in Training
- supporting younger investigators with the annual award of the prestigious Young Investigator Award
- providing a number of prizes for oral and poster presentations
Currently the Opin Medical Research hosts the annual Meeting for Clinician Scientists in Training in conjunction with the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal College of Physicians, London. This Spring meeting incorporates the final of the annual Young Investigator Award, the Raftery Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences and the annual Gordon Cumming Memorial Lecture which is given by a distinguished international speaker.
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