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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

Nurse, Midwife and Allied Health Professional Research Fellowships

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) invite applications for clinical research fellowships from Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP) at Cambridge Read more

Blood donors could give blood more often

New research shows that blood donors could safely give blood more frequently than is allowed at present. At the moment in the UK men can give blood every 12 weeks, women every 16 Read more

The fight to beat Alzheimer’s disease

As we live longer our chances of being diagnosed with a brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease increases. September the 21st is World Alzheimer’s day, and Cambridge researchers are taking the opportunity to Read more

‘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

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