New SHIELD to tackle antibiotic resistance

Scientists have received a £3.5m funding boost to investigate new ways to combat antimicrobial resistance with super white blood cells. The SHIELD Consortium led by the University of Sheffield with partners from Edinburgh, Birmingham and Newcastle universities will look at developing therapies within the body to kill harmful bacteria. Current work has focused on developing…

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Tackling Obesity in Secure Mental Health Settings

One of the first MRC funded “Proximity to Discovery” to be awarded in the Faculty involves collaborative work between ScHARR and Public Health England to explore ways of addressing a growing problem in specialised settings. People with severe mental illness are at increased risk of obesity, compared to the demographically matched population. Rates of obesity…

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