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Empowering individuals to take action against type 2 diabetes

A dramatic 800 calorie a day diet that has been shown to reverse diabetes is currently being piloted in the NHS across England. This follows a successful NIHR-funded trial that showed the effectiveness of the liquid diet and a larger trial into how the diet could be rolled out into everyday practice.

  • Published: 11 September 2020

Childhood respiratory virus diagnosis without delay

A quick bedside test can deliver diagnosis of respiratory virus infection in children and allow clinicians to treat patients while protecting others from infection. Results from recent trials could change care pathways in the future.

  • Published: 17 August 2020

Efficient and effective vaccination against pneumococcal disease

It is possible to reduce the number of pneumococcal vaccines given to babies and children without increasing their risk of serious and fatal infections. An NIHR-funded trial demonstrated that fewer injections can deliver immunity in the UK, leading to the government changing the pneumococcal vaccine schedule from three doses to two.

  • Published: 04 August 2020

Chipping away at portion sizes

Researchers funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research explored how working with a wholesale supplier could encourage fish and chip shops to offer smaller portion sizes to customers.

  • Published: 19 August 2019

Treatments for broken bones

The NIHR-funded WOLLF study set out to find the best wound dressing for open fractures.

  • Published: 16 June 2019

Improving safety for people who inject drugs

NIHR researchers have worked with people who inject drugs to understand their views on new, safer equipment, helping to increase the adoption of this equipment across the UK

  • Published: 15 June 2019

Virtual reality for mental health

The NIHR is investing in developing new ways to use technology to help people affected by mental health disorders

  • Published: 14 June 2019

Curing the most common form of blindness

NIHR Biomedical Research Centres are leading the way in developing innovative new techniques to treat age-related macular degeneration and restore vision.

  • Published: 02 April 2019

Beating the bugs

The NIHR has committed over £100 million into research addressing the use of antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics to help tackle antimicrobial resistance.

  • Published: 02 April 2019

Living well with dementia

The IDEAL study the first large-scale project of its kind to investigate what factors can be targeted to support people to live well with dementia.

  • Published: 02 April 2019

Treating multiple myeloma

NIHR research into myeloma includes clinical trials testing innovative new drugs which may have therapeutic benefit for patients.

  • Published: 02 April 2019