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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

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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

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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

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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.
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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

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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

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