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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.

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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SHARE Director awarded £7m for Scotland-India partnership to tackle diabetes

The University of Dundee has been awarded a £7million grant from the National Institute of Health Research Global Health programme to establish a major new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes.

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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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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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