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Mobile app to help patients with psychosis is a finalist of health technology awards

9 Nov 2017

In 2016, an app developed by scientists at the University of Manchester Farr Institute Of Health Informatics Research became a finalist at the annual AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards. ClinTouch is a pioneering mobile phone app designed to improve the care and lives of people living with psychosis by monitoring real-time symptoms and reducing unscheduled and emergency hospital admissions.

MRC scientists identify new treatment for rare immune disorder

7 Nov 2017

MRC-funded scientists at the University of Sheffield have identified a new treatment approach for patients with a rare inherited immune disorder known as Activated PI3-kinase Delta Syndrome (APDS) which causes increased susceptibility to infection.

Gene therapy successfully treats 'Bubble Boy disease' in children

1 Nov 2017

MRC-funded scientists at the UCL Institute of Child Health have developed a successful treatment for children with ‘Bubble boy disease’, a rare immune disorder. In 2015, this work led to the launch of Orchard Therapeutics, a spin-out company which aims to further develop gene therapy to benefit patients with serious and life-threatening diseases.

Change to industrial CASE studentships scheme

14 Mar 2017

A change to the MRC industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (CASE) studentships scheme will see studentships allocated directly to research organisations for two intake years.