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Scientists’ discovery already saving patients’ lives

Patients in the UK with a hereditary immune disorder are benefiting from life-saving treatment, thanks to the work of scientists at Newcastle University.



Cervical cancer screening test set to save the lives of women all over the UK

cobas 4800 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) test from Roche, is able to improve the detection of pre-cancerous cells in women whose cervical smears tested normal



Childhood virus may save lives

A harmless shard from the shell of a common childhood virus may halt a biological process that kills a significant percentage of battlefield casualties, heart attack victims and oxygen-deprived newborns.



New ‘traffic light’ test could save lives with earlier diagnosis of liver disease

A new ‘traffic light’ test devised by Dr Nick Sheron and colleagues at University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital could be used in primary care to diagnose liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in high risk populations more easily than at present.



Using 3D imaging to improve the lives of lung disease patients

Pioneering research at the University of Southampton, using hi-tech 3D imaging, could improve the lives of those suffering from chronic lung disease.



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