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Rare “knockout” gene mutations in humans help scientists determine gene function

Identifying the function of every human gene is a key goal in medicine to understand health and what goes wrong in disease, but scientists still only know what a fraction of the estimated Read more

Improved imaging of vascular inflammation: CHAI and VISION studies

Dr James Rudd, Dr Elizabeth Warburton, Dr Anthony Davenport, and others have published two studies on the imaging of vascular inflammation.
The first study – CHAI – was funded by the British Heart Read more

Researchers shine at Cambridge Science Festival

Researchers from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), took part in the Cambridge Science Festival on Sunday 26th March at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Hundreds of Read more

NIHR IBD BioResource celebrates 1000th patient

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) BioResource are celebrating the recruitment of their 1,000th patient to their research programme.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a term used to Read more

Crohn’s disease risk and prognosis determined by different genes, study finds

Researchers have identified a series of genetic variants that affect the severity of Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease – but surprisingly, none of these variants appear to be Read more

NIHR research award for Gillian Gatiss, Addenbrooke’s liver transplant dietitian

Gillian Gatiss, a dietitian in the Addenbrooke’s team that works with patients awaiting liver transplantation, has been awarded the HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship through the ICA HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for Read more

Funding announcement for our CRF

On Friday 18th November, the Department of Health announced a further £112 million investment into NIHR Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) across the country.
Following a competitive application and assessment Read more

Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain

Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The study, Read more

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