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University of Southampton "grateful for investment"

The University of Southampton has received a £10 million pound donation from an anonymous donor to further its research into the causes of cancer. Cancer Research UK say they have also received a donation of £10 million from the same anonymous donor, the biggest single donation in their history.

"This remarkable gift allows us to build on our expertise and expand the research teams in Southampton to make even greater progress in developing new treatments.

– Professor Don Nutbeam, vice chancellor of the University of Southampton


"Asthma breakthrough" it's claimed

Half a million asthma sufferers in the UK could benefit from a "breakthrough" drug that reduces complications caused by the common cold, it was claimed today.

Severe symptoms due to cold infections are one of the chief reasons why asthma patients end up in hospital.

A trial of the new drug, SNG001, at Southampton University, found it significantly reduced asthma symptoms during the critical first week of infection.

Treatment led to a 65% reduction in the number of patients experiencing moderate worsening of symptoms.


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