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Wolfson En'light'en project is brightening up the lives of hospital patients

A unique art project using special glass to mimic how light changes during the day inside a hospital, plus images of beautiful North East scenes projected onto the walls of an intensive care ward, is boosting the health of patients in the region.

(28 Oct 2019) » More about Wolfson En'light'en project is brightening up the lives of hospital patients


We are delighted to be part of the North East and North Cumbria’s Applied Research Collaboration (ARC).

(11 Jul 2019) » More about We are delighted to be part of the North East and North Cumbria’s Applied Research Collaboration (ARC).


Why elite cyclists should talk to astronauts

It is well known that the bones of astronauts can become weak from being in space. But did you know that elite cyclists can lose a similar amount of bone density during a racing season?

(3 Apr 2019) » More about Why elite cyclists should talk to astronauts


#icanpreventdelirium Conference March 2019

Delirium is a very common, but refractory clinical state, notably present in intensive care and in the growing ageing community. Over 20% of hospital patients and 10% of nursing home residents suffer from this condition which is characterized by fluctuating disturbances in a number of key behavioural features, namely cognition, mood, attention, arousal, and self-awareness. This can be very frightening for patients and their families and results in extended hospital stays, with effects that can be long-lasting after discharge. Dr Paul Chazot, associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences, who has experience delirium first-hand, recently presented new work at the 2019 #icanpreventdelirium conference (over 300 attendees) in County Durham

(14 Mar 2019) » More about #icanpreventdelirium Conference March 2019


Should fish and chips portions be smaller? by Wolfson Fellow Dr Frances Hillier Brown

(11 Feb 2019) » More about Should fish and chips portions be smaller? by Wolfson Fellow Dr Frances Hillier Brown


Research with the general public consistently shows that people don't understand the severity of Parkinson's

(14 Jan 2019) » More about Research with the general public consistently shows that people don't understand the severity of Parkinson's


North-South divide in chronic pain

England has a North-South ‘pain divide’, with a clear geographical split in the prevalence and intensity of chronic pain and the use of potentially addictive opioid pain killers, shows new research.

The study involving researchers from Durham University is published in the online journal BMJ Open.

(12 Sep 2018) » More about North-South divide in chronic pain


Pre-announcement: 18ALERT: Mid-Range Equipment Initiative

(16 Aug 2018) » More about Pre-announcement: 18ALERT: Mid-Range Equipment Initiative


Peppermint essential oil with high levels of menthol positively modulate performance on demanding cognitive tasks

(14 Aug 2018) » More about Peppermint essential oil with high levels of menthol positively modulate performance on demanding cognitive tasks


Wavelengths of Colour by Diane Bousfield, Submitted by Dr Paul Chazot

(13 Aug 2018) » More about Wavelengths of Colour by Diane Bousfield, Submitted by Dr Paul Chazot


“The Illusionist of Intention” by Diane Bousfield, an original poem submitted by Dr Paul Chazot

(8 Aug 2018) » More about “The Illusionist of Intention” by Diane Bousfield, an original poem submitted by Dr Paul Chazot


Global Challenges Summit 2018: Working Together for International Development - 24th July 2018

(12 Jul 2018) » More about Global Challenges Summit 2018: Working Together for International Development - 24th July 2018


Research Showcase and BSI Thesis Prize - This Friday

(11 Jul 2018) » More about Research Showcase and BSI Thesis Prize - This Friday


HERON Conference 2018: Current and Future Directions in Health Equity Research and Action

(10 Jul 2018) » More about HERON Conference 2018: Current and Future Directions in Health Equity Research and Action


A short poem, submitted by Dr Paul Chazot

(2 Jul 2018) » More about A short poem, submitted by Dr Paul Chazot


GDPR and us.

(30 May 2018) » More about GDPR and us.


Regional NIHR Research Design Service awarded new contract, extending support to researchers as the NIHR RDS North East and North Cumbria.

(9 May 2018) » More about Regional NIHR Research Design Service awarded new contract, extending support to researchers as the NIHR RDS North East and North Cumbria.


Informational slides from the CLAHRC/ISCF scoping meeting are now available.

(2 May 2018) » More about Informational slides from the CLAHRC/ISCF scoping meeting are now available.


SPHR Studentships - Now accepting applications

(26 Apr 2018) » More about SPHR Studentships - Now accepting applications


An unusual case study of anaphylaxis by Dr Paul Chazot

(23 Apr 2018) » More about An unusual case study of anaphylaxis by Dr Paul Chazot


New and growing evidence on the possible role of histamine in diabetes

(15 Jan 2018) » More about New and growing evidence on the possible role of histamine in diabetes


Enlighten (funded by Leverhulme Trust in 2017) - an update

(8 Jan 2018) » More about Enlighten (funded by Leverhulme Trust in 2017) - an update


Research that helps parents and babies sleep better gets Royal approval

(4 Dec 2017) » More about Research that helps parents and babies sleep better gets Royal approval


Psychology study needs participants

(28 Nov 2017) » More about Psychology study needs participants


Live Well with Pain

(20 Nov 2017) » More about Live Well with Pain


The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY

(7 Nov 2017) » More about The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY


Enlighten Project - Overcoming the 'black mirror' - a view from a hospice bedroom at night

(30 Oct 2017) » More about Enlighten Project - Overcoming the 'black mirror' - a view from a hospice bedroom at night


Technology Enhanced Learning SIG: Activity 2016/17

(23 Oct 2017) » More about Technology Enhanced Learning SIG: Activity 2016/17


Enlighten-related Event - Sunderland Illuminations 2017

(9 Oct 2017) » More about Enlighten-related Event - Sunderland Illuminations 2017


Others: a crowdfunded book by Professor Charles Fernyhough

(26 Sep 2017) » More about Others: a crowdfunded book by Professor Charles Fernyhough


Exciting results of clinical trial related to En'light'en

(4 Sep 2017) » More about Exciting results of clinical trial related to En'light'en


‘Shoal’ brings new light to Biosciences!

(24 Aug 2017) » More about ‘Shoal’ brings new light to Biosciences!


Call for proposals USIAS Fellowships 2018

(19 Jul 2017) » More about Call for proposals USIAS Fellowships 2018


The Arts Health Early Career Research Network (ECRN)

(12 Jun 2017) » More about The Arts Health Early Career Research Network (ECRN)


CSGS Blog - One Day Workshop by Susan Frenk and Simon Forrest, co-directors CSGS

(1 Jun 2017) » More about CSGS Blog - One Day Workshop by Susan Frenk and Simon Forrest, co-directors CSGS


‘If physical activity was a pill, doctors could well be prescribing it to everyone’ by Coral Hanson

(31 May 2017) » More about ‘If physical activity was a pill, doctors could well be prescribing it to everyone’ by Coral Hanson


Coming out of academic comfort zones – embracing dissemination of research findings to all research users

(15 May 2017) » More about Coming out of academic comfort zones – embracing dissemination of research findings to all research users


Sleep Lab Blog: Baby Sleep Down Under

(15 May 2017) » More about Sleep Lab Blog: Baby Sleep Down Under


Why is breathlessness invisible?

(9 May 2017) » More about Why is breathlessness invisible?


The Second Annual WRIHW Early Stage Researcher Conference

The Second Annual Early Stage Researcher Conference - 12th June 2017, Durham City

More information about The Second Annual Early Stage Researcher Conference

(8 May 2017)