NIHR Exeter Biomedical Research Centre
The NIHR Exeter Biomedical Research Centre partnership is led by the University of Exeter and the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Working across five core themes that represent major health challenges, the NIHR Exeter BRC will have patient benefit at its heart. The partnership also brings together world-class medical research leaders from across the region, including clinical and laboratory scientists, doctors, nurses, and data experts. Their technical knowledge will be partnered with expertise from patients, carers, and families to identify and drive forward important new research.
The team will all aim to improve diagnosis, treatment and care, in the South West and across the world. The innovations will transform lives, improve the NHS and ensure patients receive the treatment and care that is best for them.
The five themes are:
- Neurodegeneration: finding and testing new, better drugs that prevent and treat major brain conditions in older adults such as dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
- Rehabilitation: Using exciting new approaches to help older people to recover from illness or manage their long-term conditions like dementia and arthritis.
- Diabetes: Improving diagnosis and treatment, and exploring how to help those most at risk.
- Genetics: Unlocking the power of genetics, to improve diagnosis of rare illnesses in children and rare cancers, and to create tailored treatments for common diseases.
- Clinical Mycology: Seeking better treatments to prevent and manage potentially deadly fungal infections.
For more information on the Exeter BRC, visit their website here.