The Body unlocked: how research is changing lives

A photography exhibition showcasing ground-breaking NHS medical research in Thames Valley.

No medical test or treatment exists without the research that led to its discovery.

From the development of penicillin to the link between smoking and lung cancer, research in the last century transformed how people are diagnosed and treated. Today, millions of us live healthier and longer lives thanks to research.

These improvements would not be possible without the involvement of ordinary people in a wide range of research studies, from testing new drugs and procedures to filling out questionnaires about life with their condition.

Studies are conducted by the NHS and universities in hospitals and the community and this exhibition highlights research supported by the National Institute for Health Research, which is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.

Ask your doctor or nurse about research or search for studies you could take part in at Be Part of Research.

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See the exhibition at Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot until Thursday 29 October.

Want this exhibition displayed in your venue? Contact: comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk / 01865 227252.