Purified fish oils could help treat rare disease affecting new-born babies

Congenital hyperinsulinism is a rare and potentially lethal disease which affects roughly 1 in 50,000 new-born babies in the UK. A danger to babies whose bodies make too much insulin, it can starve their brain of blood sugar, leading to possible brain damage or long-term disability.

Alongside consultants from The Northern Congenital Hyperinsulinism Service (NorCHI), Faculty researcher Dr Karen Cosgrove has discovered that fish oils could be used to prevent the worst effects of the disease.

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Curtis Dobson at the Innovator of the Year Awards

Faculty scientist recognised for entrepreneurial spirit

Dr Curtis Dobson has won the Commercial Innovator of the Year award at the BBSRC’s Fostering Innovation Awards 2014.

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HRCT of lung showing extensive fibrosis possibly from usual interstitial pneumonitis. There is also a large emphysematous bullae.

New research links body clocks to chronic lung diseases

Dr Qing-Jun Meng and his team have discovered that our body clocks could be utilised to improve therapies for chronic lung disease.

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