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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

Blood vials being placed in centrifuge
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

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

Cancer PPI group
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

Gail Holloway
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

Queen Elizabeth II
NIHR statement on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We at the NIHR offer our sincerest condolences to the royal family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We share in the grief of the whole nation at the death Read more

Large number of stem cell lines carry significant DNA damage, say researchers

Cambridge researchers say detailed genetic characterisation including whole genome sequencing can help ensure safety of cell-based therapies.Read more

Hundreds more to join Covid study to help protect most at risk

Up to 1,700 more patients from across the UK are being asked to join an Addenbrooke’s led drug trial, to help find ways of protecting those with poor immunity from catching Covid.Read more

Kidney graphic
Research reveals how genetic mutations cause kidney cancer

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have shown that genetic mutations associated with kidney cancer rely on factors that regulate normal kidney cells in order to develop into cancer cells.
The study suggests Read more

Surgery at CUH
Heart surgery delays will cost lives, warns research

Urgent action is needed to clear the backlog of people waiting for treatment for severe aortic stenosis as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.Read more

Professor Serena Nik Zainal
Cambridge researchers to receive nearly £4m to tackle cancer roadblocks

NIHR Cambridge BRC researchers are among the Cambridge scientists to receive £3,938,500 as part of Cancer Grand Challenges, a major initiative co-founded by Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Institute in the Read more

Genomics lab reading samples on the screen
New genomic testing provides vital diagnosis for severely ill babies

More than a third of severely sick babies referred for rapid whole genome sequencing receive vital genetic diagnosis in latest study. Read more

Michelle
Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day

Patients, volunteers and research staff share why taking part in research is important and what it means to them.Read more

Prof Miles Parkes
Cambridge researchers awarded Fellow status

Eight Cambridge researchers are elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.Read more

Cognitive impairment from severe COVID-19 equivalent to 20 years of ageing, research finds

Researchers suggest cognitive impairment as a result of severe COVID-19 is similar to that sustained between 50 and 70 years of age and is the equivalent to losing 10 IQ points.Read more

New cohort created to help further research in Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Cambridge researchers studying Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in children will now have access to a panel of young volunteers with IBD, thanks to a new research cohort from the NIHR BioResource.Read more

Cytosponge
Funding boost for ‘sponge on a string’ trial

Millions of pounds in funding has been announced for a trial that could pave the way for a ‘sponge on a string’ test to be established as a routine screening programme to detect Barrett’s oesophagus – a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer. Read more

Genomics lab reading samples on the screen
Children with cancer benefit from whole genome sequencing

More than 100 children with cancer from across the East of England have had their tumours tested by whole genome sequencing to help improve their diagnosis and treatment.Read more

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