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What’s new with SHARE

In this section you will be able to read all the latest news on the SHARE initiative. In the coming months, as the SHARE community grows, we’ll be providing updates from the team on current activity as well as information on forthcoming health trials in Scotland which you can take part in.

We’ll also highlight some of the people who are helping us in our drive to improve Scotland’s health by signing up to the register and bring you news from partners across the health sector who are supporting this great new project.

Cancer Patient feels 'Privilged to be Alive' After NHS Trial Treatment

A musician from Manchester has spoken of her joy at the NHS clinical trial which has given her the chance of an extended life.

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Majority of Scots Back National DNA Database

A majority of Scots would be willing to provide a blood sample to form part of a UK-wide national DNA database aimed at improving medical research, according to a new poll.

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The Launch of a Sister Register to SHARE in North West London

Discover is our sister research register that has been set up in North West London which, like SHARE, is designed to help patients and members of the public to take part in health research.

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Lord Provost Becomes 200,000th SHARE Signatory at Celebration of Global Diabetes Partnership

Lord Provost of Dundee Ian Borthwick became the 200,000th signatory to the SHARE register.

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The Human Genome Project: Where are we now?

Professor Colin Palmer, co-Director of SHARE, is giving a lecture about the Human Genome Project (HGP) and how mapping the human genome has translated into current research and precision medicine.

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We need to talk about genomics

Healthcare is changing. Just as in the 15th century, explorers left Europe to discover what lay beyond the horizon, 21st-century medical scientists are delving into a realm that was previously out of reach: our genetic code.

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How big data is being used to tackle chronic disease in Scotland

Scotland is leading the way within the field of precision medicine, but how is big data helping tackle chronic disease?

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SHARE Study Helps Identify a Genetic Variant Associated with Statin Use and Muscle Pain

A University of Dundee study, led by SHARE Director Professor Colin Palmer, has found that some people are genetically predisposed to suffering muscular aches and pains when taking statins, and therefore may stop taking their medication.

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SHARE Director Involved in New Global Health Research Unit Targeting Respiratory Health in Asia

One of SHARE's Director's, Professor Brian McKinstry, is going to be involved with a new research group called RESPIRE, which aims to reduce the number of deaths caused by respiratory diseases in Asia.

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Cancer Patients Should be offered gene testing to find best treatment

Patients with cancer should be routinely offered DNA tests to help select the best treatments for them, according to England's chief medical officer.

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