The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has announced a £26 million investment in an NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) – a partnership between the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, University of Leicester, Loughborough University and University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group.
The combined research teams in Leicester, Loughborough and Northampton will work together to develop groundbreaking treatments, diagnostics, prevention and care for people who have respiratory diseases (affecting the lungs), cardiovascular diseases (hearts and circulation), Type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and the consequences of inactivity.
Three new speciality areas (called themes) will join the NIHR Leicester BRC for the first time: personalised cancer prevention and treatments; looking at how the environment impacts on long term health conditions; and using data to better understand multiple long term health conditions and factors specific to the health of ethnic minority populations. In addition, the respiratory speciality will be joined by experts in infectious diseases.
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