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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

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

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Rare Disease Day webinar – 29 February

More than 300 million people worldwide live with a rare disease. Join us for a free lunchtime webinar to discuss our latest rare disease research.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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Patient and Public Involvement Network – next meeting 24 January

Do you work in a PPI role or are you working to involve the public in your practice or research? Join the next PPI network meeting.Read more

Prestigious NIHR Research Professorship awarded to Cambridge researcher

Congratulations to co-theme lead for the NIHR Cambridge BRC Data Science and Population Health theme, Professor Angela Wood, who has been awarded an NIHR research professorship.Read more

Cambridge announced as a major collaborator in new paediatric HealthTech Research Centre

NIHR Cambridge BRC researchers will be supporting a new paediatric research centre hosted by Sheffield, which aims to develop new technologies that improve healthcare in children and young people.  Read more

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Lab-grown ‘small blood vessels’ point to potential treatment for major cause of stroke and vascular dementia

Cambridge scientists have grown small blood vessel-like models in the lab and used them to show how damage to the scaffolding that support these vessels can cause them to leak, leading to conditions such as vascular dementia and stroke.Read more

Research nurses “the key to study delivery”

The publication of a small research study completed during his Master’s in the early noughties was enough to give Dr Adrian Boyle the research bug.
The Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Addenbrooke’s said: Read more

World-leading Quantitative Genetics Professor to share his insights in lunchtime lecture

One of the world’s leading statistical and quantitative genetics researchers will be talking about some of his work in a lunchtime lecture on 1 December at the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Heart and Lung Read more

Professor Peter Hutchinson (right) receiving the medal from Professor Tor Ingebrigtsen
Top research award for Neuroscience Theme co-lead Prof Hutchinson

Congratulations to our Neuroscience theme TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) co-lead Professor Peter Hutchinson, who has been awarded the Vilhelm Magnus Medal from the Norwegian Neurosurgical Association in Oslo, following delivery of the prestigious Read more

Shaping the future for women with prolapse

Cambridge physiotherapist Claire Brown believes a physiotherapist-led pessary service for women with prolapse could be life-changing – and has embarked on a year-long research fellowship as a first step to investigating this.
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Commercial Research update

From Mid-October as part of work to improve the set-up of commercial studies in the UK, local contract negotiation is changing in Stage 2 of the National Contract Value Review (NCVR).Read more

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