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Researchers awarded prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowships

Four NIHR Cambridge BRC researchers have been elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship.
Theme Leads Professors James Rowe and Serena Nik-Zainal, together with researchers Professors Charlotte Coles and Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Read more

Obesity accelerates loss of COVID-19 vaccination immunity, study finds

A new study has found the protection offered by COVID-19 vaccination declines more rapidly in people with severe obesity than in those with normal weight. It suggests that people with obesity are likely to need more frequent booster doses to maintain their immunity.Read more

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New study recommends replacing skull section after brain bleed treatment

A new trial has found – where possible – surgeons should replace the removed section of the skull following surgery to treat a form of brain bleed. Researchers say the approach will save patients undergoing skull reconstruction further down the line.Read more

Volunteers needed for new needle-free coronavirus vaccine at CRF

Recruitment is underway in Cambridge for volunteers to take part in clinical trials of a revolutionary new needle-free vaccine to protect against COVID-19.Read more

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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

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

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023

Today marks International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on the 8th March it focuses on highlighting women, calling for equal opportunities and removing discrimination. Read more

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Three more great events at this year’s Cambridge Festival – and they’re all from BRC researchers

We’ve already publicised our webinar and family event taking place as part of this year’s Cambridge Festival – now we want to let you know about three more events taking place during the Read more

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Cambridge Festival 2023

Can health data really save lives? Join us for this free online talk at the Cambridge Festival in March.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

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

Baby with non-invasive sensors on their head to monitor brain activity during sleep. Photo reproduced with permission from Uchitel J et al, Neuroimage 2022 in press.
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

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

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