Nita Forouhi
Researcher awarded prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

Congratulations to Professor Nita Forouhi, NIHR Senior Investigator and co-theme lead for Nutrition, Obesity, Metabolism and Endocrinology, who has been elected as a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.Read more

Book now for events in Public Involvement Week

Tickets are now available for our Regional Patient and Public Involvement Week from 24-28 June – five days of non-stop events celebrating the many opportunities for public involvement in health and social care Read more

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Cambridge researchers elected as Fellows of the Royal Society 2024

Congratulations to our NIHR Cambridge BRC researchers who have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences.Read more

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Baby born deaf can hear after breakthrough gene therapy

A baby girl born deaf can hear unaided for the first time, after receiving ground-breaking gene therapy trial supported by the NIHR Cambridge BRC. Read more

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Study highlights increased risk of second cancers among breast cancer survivors

Survivors of breast cancer are at significantly higher risk of developing second cancers, including endometrial and ovarian cancer for women and prostate cancer for men, according to new research studying data from almost 600,000 NHS England patients.Read more

Launched today! Phone app supports parents and carers of pre-term and sick babies

A mobile app launched today for parents-to-be and parents and carers with babies in the Rosie Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) could make visits less stressful – with a range of 360-degree Read more

Dr Nicholas Evans
Prestigious lectureship award for NIHR Cambridge BRC stroke researcher

Congratulations to Dr Nicholas Evans, who has been awarded the prestigious Royal College of Physicians Linacre Lectureship.
The lectureship, which is awarded annually, is presented to a clinical academic under the age of Read more

Infants with brain injury may face social/emotional and behavioural complications, NIHR Cambridge BRC-supported study suggests

Babies who suffer brain injury before, during or shortly after birth because of lack of oxygen to the brain may face longer-term socioemotional and psychological complications, research supported by the NIHR Cambridge BRC Read more

How genetic testing answered questions for local family living with a rare disease

Baby Louisa was about six weeks old when her mum Michaela started to be concerned about her.
At the time, the family were living in Canada and Louisa – who was born with Read more

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Treating newly-diagnosed Crohn’s patients with advanced therapy leads to dramatic improvements in outcomes

A large-scale clinical trial of treatment strategies for Crohn’s disease has shown that offering early advanced therapy to all patients straight after diagnosis can drastically improve outcomes, including by reducing the number of people requiring urgent abdominal surgery for treatment of their disease by ten-fold.Read more

Inspire Inclusion: research nurses discuss their careers for International Women’s Day

Cambridge research nurses took part in a podcast to discuss what inspired them to work in research and why International Women’s Day is important to them. Read more

No simple choices: tickets now open for our Cambridge Festival panel discussion on privacy and consent in health data research

How is health data used for research? What choices do researchers make when using patient data for their research?
And what impact do those choices have not only on the quality and reach Read more

Candidates sought for NIHR senior leadership posts

Do you want to work for an outstanding organisation at the forefront of Health and Care research delivery?
The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is seeking individuals with extensive experience Read more

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Study estimates number of patients for potential new Alzheimer’s disease treatments

Clinical researchers at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust have collaborated to model how many patients might receive new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease currently under review.Read more

Cambridge launches clinical trial to test new drug for a rare lung condition

People with pulmonary sarcoidosis are being invited to take part in an international clinical trial at Cambridge University Hospitals. Read more

New trial brings screening for oesophageal cancer closer

A man from Cambridge is the first to join the surveillance part of a clinical trial part-funded by NIHR Cambridge BRC and supported by the NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility, that could see Read more

Cambridge-led study discovers cause of pregnancy sickness – and potential treatment

A study supported by NIHR Cambridge BRC has shown why many women experience nausea and vomiting during pregnancy – and why some women become so sick they need to be admitted to hospital.Read more

Paediatric cancers: a researcher’s quest to find answers

Clinician, researcher, teacher, mother: it’s exhausting just listing the many hats that paediatric consultant oncologist Dr Aditi Vedi wears.
But we interviewed Aditi not to find out how she ended up in Cambridge Read more

Jason Domingo, senior clinical research charge nurse, poster winner
Research nurse’s poster on complex cancer study wins first prize at public event

Jason Domingo, senior clinical research charge nurse from the NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility has won the poster competition at the NIHR Cambridge BRC open eveningRead more

Newborn babies at risk from bacteria commonly carried by mothers

One in 200 newborns is admitted to a neonatal unit with sepsis caused by a bacteria commonly carried by their mothers – much greater than the previous estimate, say Cambridge researchers.Read more

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