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Cambridge researcher wins prestigious award for rare eye disease gene replacement therapy research

Neuroscience researcher Professor Patrick Yu-Wai-Man has won the 2023 Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Foundation.
The award was given in recognition of Prof Read more

Cambridge researchers honoured at Microbiology Society Annual Awards

Congratulations to Professors Sharon Peacock and Ravindra Gupta who received top awards at the Microbiology Society Annual Awards.
The Microbiology Society awards recognise excellence and are made to those making significant contributions in Read more

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Underactive immune response may explain obesity link to COVID-19 severity

Individuals who are obese may be more susceptible to severe COVID-19 because of a poorer inflammatory immune response.Read more

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Major funding for Cambridge will help find new cancer treatments

Around £3 million has been awarded to clinicians and scientists in Cambridge to support cancer research and find new treatments. Read more

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NICE recommends Cambridge-developed ‘artificial pancreas’ for use on NHS for management of type 1 diabetes

The artificial pancreas for type 1 diabetes – which was developed in Cambridge and supported in trials by the NIHR Cambridge BRC and NIHR Cambridge CRF – could soon be approved for use Read more

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Gone fishing: highly accurate test for common respiratory viruses uses DNA as ‘bait’

Research supported by NIHR Cambridge BRC has led to a new test that ‘fishes’ for multiple respiratory viruses at once using single strands of DNA as ‘bait’, giving highly accurate results in under Read more

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Artificial pancreas successfully trialled for use by type 2 diabetes patients

Cambridge researchers have successfully trialled an artificial pancreas for people living with type 2 diabetes. Read more

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Professor Krishna Chatterjee awarded a CBE

Professor Krishna Chatterjee, director of NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility, has been awarded a CBE in the King’s New Year Honours.Read more

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Cambridge researchers launch study to investigate the impact of neonatal intensive care on premature babies’ sleep patterns and brain development

Cambridge researchers funded by Action Medical Research and the NIHR Cambridge BRC are investigating the impact interruptions in sleep cycles – such as loud noises – have on the development of brain activity Read more

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Off-patent liver disease drug could prevent COVID-19 infection

Cambridge scientists have identified an off-patent drug that can be repurposed to prevent COVID-19 – and may be capable of protecting against future variants of the virus – in research part-funded by the Read more

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Blood thinning drug to treat recovery from severe Covid is not effective

A Cambridge-led trial has found that a drug used to reduce the risk of blood clots does not help patients recovering from moderate and severe Covid.Read more

Cambridge researchers listed among world’s most influential researchers

Congratulations to our NIHR Cambridge BRC theme leads who have been named in the Clarivate listings of the ‘world’s most influential researchers.’Read more

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Cambridge researchers develop safe, affordable device for prostate cancer diagnosis

A new medical device developed at Addenbrooke’s and supported by the NIHR Cambridge BRC and NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility aims to reduce the risk of infection in prostate patients – and save Read more


High blood pressure is directly linked to severe COVID-19

A new study has shown people with high blood pressure are more likely to be admitted to hospital or die from COVID-19, regardless of other factors such as age, sex, ethnicity or BMI.Read more

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World-first trial to transfuse lab-grown red blood cells is underway in Cambridge

Red blood cells that have been grown in a laboratory have now been transfused into another person at the NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility in a world first clinical trial. Read more

Cambridge BRC receives £86.2 million to translate research discoveries into new treatments for patients

The NIHR has awarded £86.2 million to NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre investigators to continue their ground-breaking research, translating new scientific insights into state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments to transform healthcare. Read more

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Dementia signs detected as early as nine years ahead of diagnosis

Cambridge scientists have shown that it is possible to spot signs of brain impairment in patients as early as nine years before they receive a diagnosis for one of a number of dementia-related diseases.Read more

Referrals to long COVID clinic fell by 79% following roll-out of the vaccine

Referrals to Cambridge’s long COVID clinic fell dramatically in the period August 2021 to June 2022, which researchers say is likely due to the successful rollout of the vaccine. Read more

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Celebrating the role of patients in improving radiotherapy services

A new display in Addenbrooke’s Hospital highlights how patients have helped shape radiotherapy treatment.Read more

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Welcome to our new Patient and Public Involvement coordinator

Gail will be helping researchers design PPI plans for their studies and run training sessions. Read more

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