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Pneumococcal meningitis - improving diagnosis and management

Research date: 1 March 2019 - 1 April 2021
Grant amount: £19,850.00

[INFO_TABLE] Background The bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as pneumococcus, can cause a number of serious infections including meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia. Young children are particularly at risk, up to one in seven of those who develop pneumococcal meningitis will lose their lives and a quarter will have severe, long-lasting...

Premature birth: how does breastmilk help protect vulnerable babies from illness?

Research date: 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2021
Grant amount: £175,826.00

Each year around 10,000 babies are born extremely prematurely – before 32 weeks of pregnancy – in the UK.1-3 Despite huge advances in neonatal care, estimates suggest up to 4,000 will develop a serious bowel disease and/or a blood infection (sepsis) after birth.1-4 Many will lose their lives due to these dangerous complications and those who...

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