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Take part in research?
Some key studies from across the Usher Institute currently recruiting participants include:
- ELVIS COVID-19 - Professor Aziz Sheikh and Dr Sandeep Ramalingam seek to investigate whether a simple salt water solution could reduce symptoms and transmission of COVID-19. Read more on the study website.
- Coronagenes - Professor Jim Wilson is leading an international volunteer project to help understand the genetics of susceptibility to and symptoms of coronavirus: why some people get sick and others don't. Read more on the Coronagenes Study website.
- COVIDENCE UK - Professor Aziz Sheikh is Scotland lead for this study, recruiting people over 16 years old across the UK for a study involving monthly questionnaires to dig into the longer term challenges following the COVID-19 pandemic, and to establish a platform for future research on coronavirus disease in the UK. Red more on the COVIDENCE UK Study website
Join us for our Annual Lecture 2020 from Dr Jeannie Shoveller, with a showcase of work from the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society | 28 October
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- New study highlights disruptive impact of pandemic on non-COVID NHS care in Scotland
- Covid-19 risk tool helps guide treatment
- DataLoch heralds new data-driven era in healthcare innovation
- Understanding Covid-19 and Tobacco in six Low and Middle Income Countries: findings and reflections from a desk-based mapping study
- New global collaborative to enable secure COVID-19 data research at scale
- Salt water solution could treat COVID-19 symptoms
- Home blood pressure test eases GP demand
- Home DNA test data to boost Covid-19 fight
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Overview of core research areas within the Usher Institute.
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Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society
Building on a unique history of social studies of science and medicine to scrutinise the complex social, cultural and technological landscape that characterises contemporary biomedicine and health care.
Read more on the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society website.
Clinical Trials Unit
Providing an infrastructure to design, plan and deliver clinical research studies across a varied portfolio of clinical specialties and methodologies.
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