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Within the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, our research groups aim to provide quality research evidence that will inform clinical practice and Health Policy, resulting in real differences to the lives of patients and the public. We have developed strong links with health organisations at local, regional and national levels, as well as academic institutions in the UK, Europe and the USA.

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    Hidden dangers of legal highs revealed

    UCLan academic has found damning evidence for the effects of many legal highs, including the infamous ‘spice’. A team of researchers from the UK, Italy and the USA, led by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has found hidden dangers in numerous legal highs, which are not always obvious to users. UCLan’s Professor Colin Davidson […]

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    UCLan joins €6.5m initiative to fund student mobility

    Six PHDs available in health, energy and social policy thanks to new European Union funding The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will be providing more opportunities at doctoral level for students as part of the University Alliance’s Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) following a multi-million euro award from the European Union. University Alliance’s project has received […]

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    The International Conference and Public Debate on Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

    Dr Sim K. Singhrao, Senior Research Fellow and a member of the Dementia and Neurodegeneration Research Group, has been invited to share her subject knowledge by giving a platform presentation at the International Conference and Public Debate on Chronic Inflammatory Diseases, specifically ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE.  It will be held at the Regent Convention centre on the […]

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    Senior Lecturer appointed a Visiting Professorship at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

    Mr Douglas Hammond, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Maxillo-Facial Surgery in the School of Dentistry and Faculty Lead for the Head Injury Management Group within the Faculty Research Theme of Translational Clinical Sciences, has been appointed to a Visiting Professorship at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  The visiting Professorship is in recognition of […]

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    Global review finds antibiotics frequently supplied without prescription

    About three in four antibiotic requests and three in five consultations in community pharmacies around the world result in the sale of antibiotics without a prescription, according to new research led by academics at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and published in the Journal of Infection. For the full story, please visit https://www.uclan.ac.uk/news/antibiotics-research.php Tweet

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    Malaysia International Dental Exhibition and Conference (MIDEC)

    Dr Shalini Kanagasingam, Senior Clinical Lecturer in the School of Dentistry, is an invited guest speaker at the Malaysia International Dental Exhibition and Conference (MIDEC) in July 2018. Her first presentation is at the Multi-disciplinary Symposium, and her second presentation is at the EndoMolar Workshop. Tweet

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    British Society of Paediatric Dentistry Annual Scientific Meeting

    Professor Richard Welbury, Research Lead for the School of Dentistry, is an invited guest speaker at the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry Annual Scientific Meeting between 15 and 18 September 2018 in Dundee, Scotland. The title of his presentation is ‘FiCTION Trial – impact on clinical practice and teaching’. Tweet

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    Annual British Neuro-Oncology Meeting

    The School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences had a strong presence at the annual British Neuro-Oncology Meeting, held in Winchester from 4-6 July 2018. The team presented posters on 1) Effects of dietary lipids on cell viability and stemness in glioblastoma spheroids; 2) Circulating miRNA expression in glioblastoma patients and its effect on cell migration; […]

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