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NIHR Cambridge BRC research highlights over 2019

From breath tests for cancer to finding the root of childhood kidney cancer, what are the research stories that NIHR Cambridge BRC supported or funded which hit the news over 2019?  Click on Read more

Scientists discover root of childhood kidney cancer

A fundamental change in our understanding of the childhood kidney cancer Wilms’ tumour is on the horizon, after the discovery of its earliest genetic root by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Read more

Winning research poster at our Open Evening unveiled – as voted for by you!

Is DNA your destiny?
Not necessarily, according to Cambridge postdoctoral researcher Dr Kousik Kundu – whose poster was voted the public’s favourite at the NIHR Cambridge BRC Open Evening which took place last Read more

Patients living with Crohn’s and colitis to benefit from £5m grant for a new data research hub based in Cambridge

£5m grant awarded by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) to establish a health data research hub for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) following a successful bid led by Eastern AHSN and Cambridge Read more

A life of low cholesterol and BP slashes heart and circulatory disease risk

Modest and sustained decreases in blood pressure and cholesterol levels reduces the lifetime risk of developing fatal heart and circulatory diseases, such as heart attack and stroke, according to research. Read more

World Health Organisation CVD risk charts updated using Cambridge-led research

Research revising the World Health Organisation (WHO) cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk prediction charts to aid efforts to reduce the burden of CVD, especially in low- and middle-income countries, has been published by The Lancet Global Health.Read more

New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts

A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed treatment for heart failure, according to new research part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Read more

No microbiome in human placenta: Cambridge researchers’ paper published in Nature

World-leading science journal Nature has published a paper from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cambridge. Entitled “Human placenta has no microbiome but can contain potential pathogens”, the paper Read more

Cambridge University Hospitals revealed as country’s top performing trust for increasing research

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) has been revealed as England’s top performing trust for increasing research in the annual National Institute for Health Research Read more

Cambridge researchers take top awards

Two NIHR Cambridge BRC researchers have won top awards from the The American Diabetes Association. Read more

Study shows that in HER2 positive early breast cancer 6 months treatment with Herceptin is as good as 12 months for preventing cancer return

NIHR Cambridge BRC and CRUK breast cancer study could help patients and save millions of pounds worldwide.Read more

World-leading genome study spells hope for sick babies

A Cambridge-based study has shown that the diagnosis and treatment of some of the most critically ill babies can be improved by sequencing their whole genome.Read more

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