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MND-SMART (Motor Neurone Disease – systematic multi-arm adaptive randomisation trial) is looking to understand whether certain medications currently used to treat other conditions, could be used to help slow down the progression of motor neurone disease.

It is being carried out by a team based at the Euan Mac Donald Centre for MND Research at the University of Edinburgh.

The CHIEF-PD trial is looking to determine if a certain medication can help prevent falls in people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Falls are a common complication of Parkinson’s and can lead to injuries and reduced confidence when walking.  Previous trials have highlighted that drugs called cholinesterase inhibitors, used to treat dementia and memory problems, can help make walking steadier and therefore reduce the number of falls people experience.

This study is being carried out by researchers from the University of Bristol and is funded by Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.

This study wants to find out how blood pressure control can be improved and whether people are getting the best out of their current medications.

It is funded by the British Heart Foundation and sponsored by The University of Manchester.

The national PRINCIPLE trial is looking to find low-risk treatments that can be taken at home for people with COVID-19 symptoms.

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This study wants to find out whether medications currently prescribed to treat people with diabetes and heart problems could be used to prevent heart problems.

It is being carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Vienna, with the University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde acting on their behalf in the UK.

Investigating whether treating iron deficiency with injections can prevent people with heart failure from being admitted to hospital and improve their overall outcomes.