Rare brain disease drugs could treat COVID-19 patients – DMU and University of Oxford

Drugs that are used to treat rare brain diseases could have the potential to treat COVID-19, according to early-stage research being conducted by a De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) scientist. Dr Daniel Sillence, Associate Professor and Reader in Cell Biology at DMU, is working alongside the University of Oxford to investigate whether existing medicines could be […]

Are female leaders better at managing in a coronavirus crisis? – De Montfort University Leicester

Angela Merkel in Germany, Tsai Ing-Wen in Taiwan, Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland and New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern have been widely praised for their considered yet caring approach to the coronavirus pandemic. But saying that women make better leaders in a crisis would be an oversimplification, says performance coach and senior lecturer Alex Morgan of Leicester […]

Students volunteer to support frontline pharmacies – De Montford University Leicester

Student pharmacists are volunteering their expertise to support under-pressure pharmacies struggling to cope as the coronavirus takes hold. Many chemists have reported being inundated with orders and people demanding months of repeat prescriptions, with Boots warning it may run out of paracetamol as shoppers try to stockpile. Patients have been urged to behave responsibly to […]

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