The following selected examples provide an insight into the real-life impact of our research, showcasing our ability to translate discoveries into benefits for patients.
Critical congenital heart defects occur in around 2 in 1000 babies, and are a leading cause of infant death.
There are over 6,000 “rare” diseases. Collectively they account for disease in 5-10% of the UK population.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest challenges to human health in the 21st century, with global reliance on antibiotics threatened by the emergence of new resistant strains.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a common destructive joint disease, causing pain and swelling, affecting 1 in 100 people.
Atrial fibrillation is the commonest heart rhythm abnormality, raising risk of stroke and death, affecting around 8.8 million people in the EU.
Inflammatory periodontitis is a complex disease affecting 50% of adults globally. It costs the UK economy £2.8billion and has health impacts beyond just dental issues.
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The College delivers research with real-life impact across all our disciplines, from Cancer Sciences to Immunity and Infection. More examples of our work can be found below.
Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Health and Population Sciences