CUH PPI Panel focus group discussion
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

Blood vials being placed in centrifuge
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.
Pelvic Read more

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

World-first trial to provide hearing for children with rare type of genetic hearing loss launches in Cambridge

NIHR Cambridge BRC is supporting a world-first trial to see whether gene therapy can provide hearing for children with severe to profound hearing loss due to a rare genetic condition.Read more

November events for your diary: save the dates!

Want to find out more on how research improves patients’ outcomes? Or on the problems of the health and social care workforce from different research perspectives?
Two events taking place in November may Read more

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Risks from smoking while pregnant more than double previous estimates

Cambridge researchers have shown that women who smoke during pregnancy are 2.6 times more likely to give birth prematurely compared to non-smokers – more than double the previous estimate.
The study analysed data Read more

Professor Charlotte Coles receives top honour from Royal College of Radiologists

Congratulations to NIHR Cambridge BRC cancer researcher Professor Charlotte Coles, CRUK RadNet Cambridge lead, on being awarded the Gold Medal by the Royal College of Radiologists.
The Gold Medal is the highest honour Read more

BRC-supported invention to be showcased at major industry fair

A digital health invention supported by NIHR Cambridge BRC is to be showcased at a major industry fair in London.
BloodCounts!, developed by NHS Blood and Transplant’s Dr Nicholas Gleadall and Dr Michael Read more

Prof Sadaf Farooqi
Prestigious laureate award for Theme Lead Prof Farooqi

Our Nutrition, Obesity, Metabolism and Endocrinology Theme Lead Professor Sadaf Farooqi has been given the prestigious 2024 Outstanding Clinical Investigator award from the Endocrine Society.
The award honours an internationally recognized clinical investigator Read more

Brain scan
Largest genetic study of brain structure identifies how the brain is organised

The largest ever study of the genetics of the brain – encompassing some 36,000 brain scans – has identified more than 4,000 genetic variants linked to brain structure. The results of the NIHR Read more

Brain’s ‘appetite control centre’ different in people who are overweight or living with obesity

Cambridge scientists, in research supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, have shown that the hypothalamus, a key region of the brain involved in controlling appetite is different in the brains of Read more

Professor Catherine Birken
Leading professor of paediatric medicine from Canada to visit as part of our Distinguished Lecturer programme

The NIHR Cambridge BRC is delighted to announce that Professor Catherine Birken, Professor of Paediatric Medicine at the University of Toronto, will visit as part of our Distinguished Lecturer Programme this Thursday 21 Read more

Rheumatology research team receiving award
Cambridge research wins two NIHR regional awards

A research team and senior clinical trial coordinator swooped top awards at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Eastern celebration awards in July.
The Rheumatology Research Unit at Cambridge University Read more

NIHR employees invited to create LGBTQ+ staff network

As part of Pride Month at NIHR, plans have been announced by the NIHR Research Inclusion team to create an NIHR LGBTQ+ Staff Network that will also be open to all NIHR Infrastructure Read more

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