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.
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
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
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
“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
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
A short poem, submitted by Dr Paul Chazot
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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.
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
New and growing evidence on the possible role of histamine in diabetes
Enlighten (funded by Leverhulme Trust in 2017) - an update
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
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
Others: a crowdfunded book by Professor Charles Fernyhough
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
‘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
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
(8 May 2017)