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New ground-breaking research that is a potential game-changer for diagnosis and treatment of undiagnosed rare disease patients

In a world-first, new research has shown that whole genome sequencing can uncover new diagnoses for patients with rare diseases. Read more

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Large-scale genetic study reveals new clues for the shared origins of irritable bowel syndrome and mental health disorders

An international study has revealed that IBS symptoms may be caused by the same biological processes in conditions such as anxiety.Read more

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New research shows how our brain uses nutritional state to control growth and age at puberty

Rearchers have discovered how a receptor in the brain detects the nutritional state of the body and regulates the timing of puberty and rate of growth in children.Read more

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Scientists identify the cause of Alzheimer’s progression in the brain

New research has used human data to quantify the speed of different processes that lead to Alzheimer’s disease and found that it develops in a very different way than previously thought.Read more

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Call for 10,000 volunteers in the UK to take part in international breast cancer study

NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre is supporting a large international study to test out a more personalised way to screen for breast cancer and detect it sooner.Read more

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Positive phase 3 results reported in trial for new Covid-19 vaccine

A clinical trial supported by the NIHR Cambridge BRC for a new vaccine against COVID-19 has received positive Phase 3 results.Read more

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Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald awarded The Don Listwin award

Congratulations to Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, who has received the Don Listwin Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Early Detection.Read more

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Could a cancer drug be key to helping patients recover from a heart attack?

A trial is underway in Cambridge to investigate whether a cancer drug could improve the recovery of heart attack patients, by targeting the immune system.Read more

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Supporting National Inclusion Week

National Inclusion Week campaign aims to celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms. Read more

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How is research helping with life-saving liver transplants?

Professor Ludovic Vallier, theme lead for transplantation and regenerative medicine explains about the latest research that is happening in Cambridge. Read more

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Journey of the Cytosponge

How does an idea for a new diagnostic test become a reality? Follow the journey of the cytosponge or ’pill on a string’, a revolutionary new test to detect Barrett’s oesophagus.Read more

World first for AI and machine learning to treat Covid patients worldwide

Researchers across the world have used artificial intelligence to predict Covid patients’ oxygen needs on a global scale.Read more

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