Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

News 2018

A selection of news from the Usher Institute in 2018 - major publications, awards, visitors and more.

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Professor Scott Murray, of the Usher Institute, will run a session entitled 'From research to learning - Explaining the rationale for early palliative care' at a College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Good Practice Showcase in March.

Female hormones may be linked to asthma

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Fluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a major review of evidence suggests.

Schools alone cannot help to prevent childhood obesity, study finds

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School-based healthy lifestyle interventions alone are not effective in the fight against childhood obesity, WAVES study researchers have warned.

Funding set to transform health through data science

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Health Data Research UK have announced £54 million of funding to transform health through data science.

Dr Martyn Pickersgill to edit prestigious journal

Dr Martyn Pickersgill (Wellcome Trust Reader in Social Studies of Biomedicine) has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the prestigious social science journal, Science as Culture.

Pepper the robot arrives at BioQuarter to aid dementia research

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The possibility of using robots to help those with dementia.

Research book prize awarded

Professor Devi Sridar has been awarded The Virginia Hodgkinson Research Book Prize 2017 along with Chelsea Clinton.

Wellcome Trust Reader delivers Paul Bach-Y-Rita Memorial Lecture

Dr Martyn Pickersgill - 'Neuroscience and the Governance of Family Life'

New Year's Honours recognition

Professor Andrew Morris has been made a CBE in recognition of his services to science in Scotland.