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Additional routine ultrasounds benefit mothers and babies, and could save costs, study finds

A study led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and published this week in PLOS Medicine has found that offering universal late pregnancy ultrasounds at 36 weeks’ gestation eliminates Read more

Discovery of genetic variants that protect against obesity and type 2 diabetes could lead to new weight loss medicines

Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.
The MRC/Wellcome Trust-funded research, Read more

New diet and activity research collaboration tackles obesity and chronic disease challenge

The nation’s world-leading researchers in nutrition and physical activity have pledged to work together to tackle challenges associated with obesity and sedentary behaviours.  

The UK is recognised internationally for the strength of Read more

Rare Disease Day Cambridge Lecture follow-up

 
Put motivated people together to talk rare disease research and network and you can expect an interesting evening. And that’s what happened when over 150 people attended the public evening, hosted by Read more

Clinical trials launch for new prostate biopsy device  

A device developed by a Cambridge researcher to make prostate biopsies safer has begun clinical trials.
University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) researcher and urologist, Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam (right), first developed Read more

Recruitment target success in rheumatoid arthritis prevention trial

The research team behind a clinical trial to investigate a preventative therapy for rheumatoid arthritis are greatly encouraged after exceeding their patient recruitment target.
The study, supported by the NIHR Joint Translational Research Read more

Diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases given boost through grant win

A project to help with the identification, diagnosis and treatment of the one in 17 people in the UK who have a rare disease in the UK has won a £400,000 grant.
Working Read more

Could Virtual Reality help detect the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease?

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), have begun a large-scale study to see if virtual reality (VR) headsets can help spot Alzheimer’s Disease years Read more

Brain training app improves users’ concentration, study shows

A new ‘brain training’ game designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge improves users’ concentration, according to new research published. The scientists behind the venture say this could provide a welcome antidote Read more

Clinical trial launches to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Researchers have launched a clinical trial to develop a breath test, analysing molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage. This is the first test of its kind to Read more

A year in highlights

As 2018 draws to a close, we reflect on the busy year our researchers have had.
We have looked back and picked some of our important research stories from the year.
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Brain tumour poster voted the public’s favourite

A poster highlighting research into how patients think both before and after surgical treatment for the most common type of brain tumour has won a competition run by NIHR Cambridge BRC.
Dr Rohit Read more

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