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Cambridge clinical researchers elected Fellows of the Royal Society

Two NIHR Cambridge BRC clinical researchers, Prof. Sadaf Farooqi and Prof. David Rowitch, have been elected as Royal Society Fellows.Read more

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Ability of multi-drug resistant infection to evolve within cystic fibrosis patients highlights need for rapid treatment

Researchers have tracked how a multi-drug resistant organism is able to evolve and spread widely among cystic fibrosis patients Read more

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Differing immune responses discovered in asymptomatic cases and those with severe COVID-19

A UK-wide study part-funded by the NIHR has identified differences in people’s immune responses to COVID-19, depending on whether they have no symptoms or more serious reactions to the virus.Read more

Save your energy! New tool shows algorithms’ environmental impact

Data science and artificial intelligence are transforming UK healthcare – but at an environmental cost.
The data centres housing the supercomputers that run the algorithms account for 100 megatonnes of CO2 emissions every Read more

Stress does not lead to loss of self-control in eating disorders, study finds

Stress does not trigger binge eating in people with eating disorders, new research suggests.Read more

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Placenta is dumping ground for genetic defects

Researchers have confirmed that the normal structure of the placenta is different to any other human organ and resembles that of a tumour, harbouring many of the same genetic mutations found in childhood cancers.Read more

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Diphtheria risks becoming ‘major global threat’ again as it evolves resistance to antimicrobials

Diphtheria is evolving to become resistant to a number of classes of antibiotics and in future could lead to vaccine escape, warn an international team of researchers.Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day

8th March marks International Women’s Day, hear from two women who work in research at the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.Read more

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Genomics study identifies routes of transmission of coronavirus in care homes

Genomic surveillance – using information about genetic differences between virus samples – can help identify how SARS-CoV-2 spreads in care home settings.Read more

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Single dose of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine reduces asymptomatic infections and potential for SARS-CoV-2 transmission

New data suggests that a single dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine can reduce by 75% the number of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections.Read more

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Can a tapeworm drug boost protection from Covid-19 for high-risk kidney patients?

A new trial led by Cambridge launches to see if the drug niclosamide, usually used to treat tapeworms, can prevent Covid-19 infection in vulnerable, high-risk kidney patients.Read more

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Could repairing damaged donor livers be the key to increasing life-saving transplants?

Researchers have found a way to grow ‘mini bile ducts’ in a lab-setting to repair damaged livers.Read more

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