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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.

Here we provide regular updates on some of the latest activities and developments from the Faculty, showcasing the impact of our high quality academic research and knowledge exchange.

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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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    Success at the North West Coast, Research and Innovation Awards

    The University of Central Lancashire’s tradition of collaboration was recognised at the North West Coast, Research and Innovation Awards in March 2018.  Members of the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences were nominated as finalists in the ‘Partnership in Innovation’ award category which recognises a partnership between an NHS and a non-public sector organisation. The […]

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    Pharmaceutics Professor presents at SMi’s annual conference

    Robert Forbes, Professor of Clinical Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Research Lead in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences presented a talk entitled “Scrutinising the optimisation and scale-up of freeze dried formulations and processes” at SMi’s 6th annual conference on Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying Technology which was held in London on 13 and 14 June 2018.

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    CBS Research Day

    The Faculty of Clinical & Biomedical Sciences held their first Research Day on June 13th. The day consisted of both external and internal speakers, a poster session, and ended with some break-out sessions. External speakers included: Dr Louise Bracken (Alder Hey), Prof Joanne Reave (Hull/York Medical School), Dr Mark Morris (Wolverhampton), Dr Carrie Ambler (Durham). […]

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    New CEO of North West Cancer Research visits School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

    Alastair Richards, the new CEO of North West Cancer Research (NWCR) visited the University in May 2018 on the invitation of Dr Mohamed ElSawy of the School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences. After a tour of the research labs and a presentation by neuro-oncology leads, Dr Jane Alder and Dr Lisa Shaw, Alistair commented, “I […]

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    Research paper chosen as front cover for the April volume of Brain Sciences journal

    Professor of Neuropharmacology, Prof Colin Davidson, has had his most recent research paper chosen as the front cover for the April volume of the open access journal Brain Sciences. The cover shows how a ketamine-like novel psychoactive substance (legal high) interacts with the dopamine transporter, a good index of addictive liability. This work was done […]

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    Local charity donates £25,000 to UCLan for brain tumour research

    Local brain and kidney disease charity BK’s Heroes (@BKSHeroes1) donated £25K for a brain tumour project on 22 Feb 2018 for Dr Chris Smith, Dr Vicky Jones and Dr Lisa Shaw, in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (@PABSUclan) to investigate why the incidence of brain tumour is lower in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease.

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    Principal Lecturer in Pharmacology invited to attend the North of England Life Science Accelerator (NELSA) programme

    Dr Jane Alder, Principal Lecturer in Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences was recently invited to attend the 12 week North of England Life Science Accelerator (NELSA) programme at Alderley Park’s BioHub. Being part of the accelerator has given the School access to NELSA’s extensive industry network, enabling us to be ready for the […]

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