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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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HRH The Duchess Of Cornwall visits Cambridge CRF to see the artificial pancreas

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visited Addenbrooke’s Hospital on Tuesday 27 November to see the world-leading type 1 diabetes technology being developed there by Professor Roman Hovorka of the University of Cambridge.
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Kidney dialysis patients needed for Cambridge research study

Cambridge researchers, with support from NHS Blood and Transplant Clinical Trials Unit and funded by the National Institute for Health Research, are asking patients with failing kidneys who opt to have a fistula Read more

A healthy lifestyle cuts stroke risk, irrespective of genetic risk

People at high genetic risk of stroke can still reduce their chance of having a stroke by sticking to a healthy lifestyle, in particular stopping smoking and not being overweight, Read more

Brain training app helps reduce OCD symptoms, study finds

A ‘brain training’ app could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manage their symptoms, which may typically include excessive handwashing and contamination fears.
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Many cases of dementia may arise from non-inherited DNA ‘spelling mistakes’

Only a small proportion of cases of dementia are thought to be inherited – the cause of the vast majority is unknown. Now, in a study published today in the journal Nature Communications, Read more

Genetic tool to predict adult heart attack risk in childhood

People at high risk of a heart attack in adulthood could be spotted much earlier in life with a one-off DNA test, according to new research part-funded by the British Heart Foundation and Read more

NIHR researcher nominated for The Sun’s Who Cares Wins health awards

NIHR-funded researcher Professor Roman Hovorka has been nominated for the Groundbreaking Pioneer or Discovery category of The Sun’s Who Cares Wins health awards for his research developing an artificial pancreas for people with Read more

The UK’s leading mental health experts unite to solve treatment challenges

The country’s top mental health researchers and clinicians are joining forces to solve some of the greatest mental health challenges facing the UK public.
The group of investigators, based in leading universities and Read more

Finding meaningful patterns in the complexity of ovarian cancer

Patterns of genetic mutation in ovarian cancer are helping make sense of the disease and could be used to personalise treatment in future, according to a study published in Nature Genetics.
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