Celebrating 10 years of research for Huntington’s disease at MFT
Friday 15 September 2023
A special event took place at Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) to celebrate 10 years of MFT’s involvement in ‘Enroll-HD’ – a global registry study for Huntington’s disease (HD).
‘A better day, every day,’ working together to transform lives through research – World Duchenne Awareness Day
Thursday 7 September 2023
For a nine-year old boy and his family, being part of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy clinical research at NIHR Manchester CRF at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital has been ‘amazing,’ for many reasons.
Manchester CRF colleagues named MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chairs
Thursday 31 August 2023
Two clinicians from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF) are among 15 outstanding individuals announced today by Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC), part of Health Innovation Manchester, as Honorary Clinical Chairs for 2023.
Blood cancer trial gives former nurse new hope
Tuesday 22 August 2023
A former NHS nurse, who was diagnosed with cancer three years ago is now in complete remission thanks to a ground-breaking new blood cancer drug she is receiving at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
Disturbed sleep may partially explain Long COVID breathlessness, find researchers
A major UK study has discovered that the disturbed sleep patterns in patients hospitalised with COVID-19 was likely to be a driver of breathlessness.
NIHR IMID BioResource recruits its 10,000th volunteer in major milestone
The platform for research into Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases (IMIDs) has now signed up 10,000 participants nationwide. Find out about the value of having such a large cohort and what it means for future research studies into IMIDs.
Cutting-edge research in Greater Manchester receives funding boost from NIHR
The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has awarded more than £96 million to 93 NHS organisations as part of a capital investment.
Senior Paediatric Clinical Research Nurse completes Windrush Leadership Programme
Congratulations to Senior Clinical Research Nurse, Margretha Amegadzie, who has successfully completed the Windrush Nurses and Midwives Leadership Programme.
Launch event marks multi-million-pound investment into research across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, officially opened a successful launch event to celebrate the multi-million-pound funding boost for the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF).
Researchers pioneer study for rare genetic condition myotonic dystrophy type 1
Thursday 18th May 2023
Researchers in Salford are pioneering a study examining a potential new treatment for people with a rare and currently incurable genetic condition.
Christie patient injected with cancer-killing virus
Wednesday 5 April 2023
A new type of cancer therapy described by medics as a ‘marvel of genetic engineering’ is showing promising results in an early clinical trial.
Christie lung cancer trial leads to game-changer drug available on NHS
Wednesday 22 March 2023
Clinical trial shows new anti-cancer tablet is a better alternative to chemotherapy.
Malfunctioning immune cell behaviour could be drug target in Long Covid
Thursday 16 March 2023
Greater Manchester researchers have shown for the first time that malfunctioning behaviour of a type of immune cell is linked to specific symptoms of long COVID.
First participant in new study to evaluate next generation COVID-19 protection encourages others to be part of research
Tuesday 7 March 2023
The world’s first participant in a new COVID-19 trial taking place at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), is part of research that may provide important protection for people with a weakened immune system.
Christie cancer trial improves outcome for men with hard-to-treat prostate cancer
Wednesday 1 March 2023
A new treatment for prostate cancer trialled at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester has shown to be more effective for the hardest to treat form of the disease.
Setting new challenges – a blog by Sue Stockdale, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Wednesday 1 March 2023
Sue Stockdale, a newly qualified Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) at NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at Wythenshawe Hospital, shares insights into her research journey and ambitions for her new role.
Research, an opportunity not to be missed – A blog by Dr Shiva Pandey
In his blog, Dr Shiva Pandey shares why he is encouraging other junior doctors to consider research as an opportunity not to be missed.
International Nurses Day 2022 – My journey to becoming a Clinical Research Nurse, by Joshi Prabhu
On International Nurses Day 2022, Clinical Research Nurse Joshi Prabhu shares her nursing journey and why she’s passionate about research.
Trials carried out at MFT show drug eases symptoms of chronic cough
The results of the world’s first Phase 3 trials, of a new drug Gefapixant, show that it can ease the often distressing symptoms of chronic cough, with minimal side effects.
New funding boost for delivery of early stage clinical research across Greater Manchester
The MFT-hosted NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility (MCRF) has received a £15.5 million award, widening opportunities for people across Greater Manchester to participate in research.
Why, as a new Clinical Research Nurse, I am encouraging student nurses to follow a path into research
In her blog Gabby Addison shares her student nurse experiences at the NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility, and how she is proud to be back as a Clinical Research Nurse.
Early data for multivariant COVID-19 vaccine booster shows promise
The first results of an early trial of a multi-variant COVID-19 vaccine booster, launched in Manchester in September 2021, has shown it is driving a comprehensive immune response.
Manchester researchers and patients contribute to study showing people with long COVID after hospitalisation face limited recovery after one year
People who were hospitalised with COVID-19 and continued to experience symptoms at five months show limited further recovery one year after hospital discharge, according to latest research.