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Research News

UHDB taking part in 'Siren' research trial to understand COVID immunity

UHDB is taking part in a national trial aiming to find out whether healthcare workers who have evidence of prior COVID-19, detected by antibody assays (positive antibody tests), compared to those who do not have evidence of infection (negative antibody tests) are protected from future episodes of infection.

Worms cultured in Derby to be sent into space as part of pioneering experiment

University of Nottingham researchers based at Royal Derby Hospital are set to send worms into space in a bid to further understand the effects of muscle loss during space flight – which could also benefit patients. The Molecular Muscle Experiment is being led by the University of Nottingham’s Professor of Space Biology, Nathaniel Szewczyk, and involves sending tiny worms of about 1mm in length, which are cultured on-site at Royal Derby, to the International Space Station where their condition will be monitored by a team of experts who analyse how being in space effects their muscles.

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day 2020

International Clinical Trials Day is an annual event acknowledged around the world to commemorate what is thought to be ‘the first ever’ clinical trial conducted in 1747 by Naval Surgeon, James Lind aboard HMS Salisbury. 

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