As one of only 20 BRCs in the country, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester BRC is at the frontier of research into illnesses linked to respiratory conditions, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and the consequences of inactivity. Our overall purpose is to translate scientific breakthroughs in these areas into diagnostic tests, preventions and life-saving treatments for our patients.
We do this by creating a collaborative workspace that allows scientists and clinicians to share their findings and deliver research that is relevant to patients and the professionals who treat them. An £11.6 million grant from NIHR enables our pioneering research into medical advancements.
We drive clinical research from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside in the areas of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, precision medicine and diet, lifestyle and physical activity. Key to our strategy is advancing the idea of precision medicine, that is, adjusting treatments for individuals based on their personal characteristics, including their genetic make-up. This will make sure that everyone has the most effective treatment for them while reducing the risks of side-effects.
For updates on our research, results and events visit the Leicester Biomedical Research Centre website: www.leicesterbrc.nihr.ac.uk
The NIHR Leicester BRC is hosted by Leicester’s Hospitals, in partnership with the University of Leicester and Loughborough University.