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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

Prof Miles Parkes
Cambridge researchers awarded Fellow status

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

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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

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

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

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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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Largest study of whole genome sequencing data reveals new clues to causes of cancer

DNA analysis of thousands of tumours from NHS patients has found a ‘treasure trove’ of clues about the causes of cancer.Read more

BioResource patient
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

Cambridge Clinical School successfully renews Silver Award for Athena Swan Charter

The University of Cambridge School Of Clinical Medicine which is part of the NIHR Cambridge BRC partnership, has been awarded the Athena Swan Charter Silver Award for another five years.Read more

CRF patient Eliska and mother
Cambridge recruits first patient to national inflammation study

Cambridge recruits first patient in a new national vasculitis trialRead more

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Brain charts map the rapid growth and slow decline of the human brain over our lifetime

An international team of researchers has created a series of brain charts spanning our entire lifespan – from a 15 week old fetus to 100 year old adult – that show how our brains expand rapidly in early life and slowly shrink as we age.Read more

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Study suggests lithium may decrease risk of developing dementia

Researchers have identified a link which suggests that lithium could decrease the risk of developing dementia, which affects nearly one million people in the UK. Read more

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