Living kidney donors are not at increased risk for some health outcomes previously of concern, but do seem at risk for worse blood pressure and kidney function than nondonors. In addition, female donors Read more
Researchers have shown for the first time how children can inherit a severe – potentially fatal – mitochondrial disease from a healthy mother. The study, led by researchers from the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Read more
Recent advances in brain imaging have enabled scientists to show for the first time that a key protein which causes nerve cell death spreads throughout the brain in Alzheimer’s disease – and hence Read more
The NIHR BioResource presented their award winning ‘Volunteer-Centric Model of Research Nursing’ at the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses.
The award-winning ‘Volunteer-Centric Model of Research Nursing’ published by the NIHR BioResource nursing team Read more
Substantial reductions in the global burden of traumatic brain injury (TBI) could be achieved with improved policies for prevention, new directions for clinical care, and novel approaches to research, according to The Lancet Read more
A brain network previously associated with daydreaming has been found to play an important role in allowing us to perform tasks on autopilot. Scientists at the University of Cambridge showed that far from Read more
A new study into the genetics underlying restless legs syndrome has identified 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants, while helping inform potential new treatment options for the condition.
As many as one in ten Read more
Researchers have used genome editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development. This is the first time that genome editing has Read more
Researchers from the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre are investigating whether performing biopsies of older kidneys can help transplant patients and reduce waiting lists.
Kidney Research UK reports that in the UK there Read more
Carrying extra pounds could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy.
Researchers have found that being overweight or obese increases a person’s risk Read more
A new research group to help improve the care of patients with traumatic brain injury in low and middle-income countries has been announced at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
Over 3,400 Read more
Negative media coverage of the side effects associated with taking statins, and patients’ own experiences of taking the drugs, are among the reasons cited by stroke survivors and their carers Read more
A ‘brain training’ game developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia, suggests a study published Read more
Research to find ways to improve frail older patients’ strength after a period in hospital will be carried out at the University of Cambridge by Addenbrooke’s Hospital physiotherapist, Peter Hartley, pictured.
After a Read more