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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.

How SHARE Can Help Find New Drugs

What if you carried a genetic mutation that left you nearly impervious to heart disease? What if scientists could then harness the positive effects of these genetic mutations to manufacture a drug that could then be used to treat everybody else?

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Scientists led by University of Edinburgh Identify Key Gene in Bowel Diseases

A research team led by the University of Edinburgh have been able to identify a key gene which plays a role in the cause of a number of bowel disorders, such as Crohn's disease.

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Prostate Cancer: Blood Test Could Help Target Treatment

A simple blood test has been developed that could target treatment for men with advanced prostate cancer.

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SHARE Investigator Appointed Head of new UK Health Informatics Institute

Professor Andrew Morris has been appointed Director of the UK health and biomedical informatics research institute, which is to be named Health Data Research UK (HDR UK).

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SHARE Paper Published in BMJ

An exciting day in the SHARE office as a new paper detailing the great work we do has been published in the British Medical Journal.

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New Study Testing the Delivery of the Best Asthma Treatment Based on Genetics

A new study has found that gene testing can help find the right medicine for children who suffer from asthma.

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SHARE Director Involved in New Diabetes Research

New research involving supervised self-monitoring measures has found to improve diabetic control in clinical trial.

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New Drug Gives Hope For Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

New research has highlighted a drug that may help in the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.

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The support for SHARE continues to grow as we get closer to hitting the 85,000 registrations milestone. Today the following article appeared on the Scottish Government's intranet, inviting everyone to get involved and play their part in helping to improv

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Precision Medicine Used in New Type 2 Diabetes Study

Researchers at the University of Dundee have discovered a gene variant which explains differences in Diabetes drug response.

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