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‘Fat but fit’ are at increased risk of heart disease

Carrying extra pounds could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy.
Researchers have found that being overweight or obese increases a person’s risk Read more

Older transplant kidneys could be given a new lease of life

Researchers from the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre are investigating whether performing biopsies of older kidneys can help transplant patients and reduce waiting lists.
Kidney Research UK reports that in the UK there Read more

Cambridge welcomes next generation of scientists

On Thursday 3rd August, we welcomed the London International Youth Science Forum. Entering its 59th edition, the two week trip for young scientists aged between 16-21 from over 70 different countries, got to visit Read more

NIHR global health brain injury centre to open in Cambridge

A new research group to help improve the care of patients with traumatic brain injury in low and middle-income countries has been announced at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
Over 3,400 Read more

Cambridge researcher tackles the health stories

NIHR Cambridge BRC researcher, Dr James Rudd, has been on secondment as one of 13 British Science Association Media Fellows at The Guardian.

In his Read more

‘Brain training’ app found to improve memory in people with mild cognitive impairment

A ‘brain training’ game developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia, suggests a study published Read more

Concerns over side effects of statins stopping stroke survivors taking medication

Negative media coverage of the side effects associated with taking statins, and patients’ own experiences of taking the drugs, are among the reasons cited by stroke survivors and their carers Read more

New research to help prevent older patients losing strength and function while in hospital

Research to find ways to improve frail older patients’ strength after a period in hospital will be carried out at the University of Cambridge by Addenbrooke’s Hospital physiotherapist, Peter Hartley, pictured.
After a Read more

Cambridge researcher gets major award to take prostate biopsy device into clinical application

Researchers in Cambridge have secured funding of nearly £800,000 from the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme to take a novel test for prostate cancer from a Read more

Cambridge CRF nurses come out on top 

Two of our NIHR Cambridge CRF nurses have won top prizes at a research conference in Cambridge. 
The Cambridge Research Conference is an annual event organised by Professor Christi Deaton to support the sharing Read more

Cambridge celebrates International Clinical Trials Day

The NIHR BRC staff hosted a day of events on Thursday 18th May, to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH).
ICTD is part of a national campaign Read more

Results of public research awareness survey from CUH

Results from the public research awareness survey conducted at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) have now been released.
The survey was conducted in April until mid May 2017, and was led by the UKCRF Network Read more

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