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Analysis looks at long-term risks of living kidney donation

Living kidney donors are not at increased risk for some health outcomes previously of concern, but do seem at risk for worse blood pressure and kidney function than nondonors. In addition, female donors Read more

CUH researchers, have you had your End User Training?

Training for researchers at Cambridge University Hospitals 
EDGE is the Trust’s local portfolio management system which research teams should use to capture clinical trials data. End User Training will show staff how to Read more

How incurable mitochondrial diseases strike previously unaffected families

Researchers have shown for the first time how children can inherit a severe – potentially fatal – mitochondrial disease from a healthy mother. The study, led by researchers from the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Read more

EDGE training for Cambridge research staff

In March 2017, an announcement was made by the NIHR that instructed each Clinical Research Network (CRN) to obtain a Local Portfolio Management System on behalf of their partner organisations. The system chosen for Read more

The Air We Breathe 

Rajiv Chowdhury, University Lecturer in Global Health gave was interviewed on Cambridge TV to discuss the impact of air pollution. The interview was part of a programme to investigate the causes, affects and solutions of Read more

Advances in brain imaging settle debate over spread of key protein in Alzheimer’s

Recent advances in brain imaging have enabled scientists to show for the first time that a key protein which causes nerve cell death spreads throughout the brain in Alzheimer’s disease – and hence Read more

Young people in research programme launches

In collaboration with the NIHR/Wellcome Trust Cambridge CRF and Trust’s Work Experience team, the NIHR Cambridge BRC Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) team have launched a Young People in Research Programme.
Twenty sixth-formers Read more

Research nurses present award winning work at international conference

The NIHR BioResource presented their award winning ‘Volunteer-Centric Model of Research Nursing’ at the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses.
The award-winning ‘Volunteer-Centric Model of Research Nursing’ published by the NIHR BioResource nursing team Read more

Cambridge expert jointly leads international push to reduce global burden of traumatic brain injury

Substantial reductions in the global burden of traumatic brain injury (TBI) could be achieved with improved policies for prevention, new directions for clinical care, and novel approaches to research, according to The Lancet Read more

Running on autopilot: scientists find important new role for ‘daydreaming’ network

A brain network previously associated with daydreaming has been found to play an important role in allowing us to perform tasks on autopilot. Scientists at the University of Cambridge showed that far from Read more

Restless legs syndrome study identifies 13 new genetic risk variants

A new study into the genetics underlying restless legs syndrome has identified 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants, while helping inform potential new treatment options for the condition.
As many as one in ten Read more

Genome editing reveals role of gene important for human embryo development

Researchers have used genome editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development. This is the first time that genome editing has Read more

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