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Dr Amos Burke wins Windrush70 award

Congratulations to one of our researchers and consultant paediatric oncologist Dr Amos Burke, who won the research and policy development award at the NHS Windrush70 awards on the 12th June.
Seven members of Read more

Cambridge researchers put on a blooming good show

Cambridge researchers studying the HIV virus have helped create a garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show to highlight the plight of young people living with the condition.
Cambridge-based Professor Andrew Lever is Read more

Film explains benefits of artificial pancreas

In this short film Dr Roman Hovorka from the University of Cambridge talks about his team’s ground-breaking research into the development of the artificial pancreas, a closed-loop system for managing type 1 diabetes Read more

Six months of Herceptin could be as effective as 12 months for some women with HER2 positive breast cancer

For women with HER2 positive early-stage breast cancer taking Herceptin for six months could be as effective as 12 months in preventing relapse and death, and can reduce side effects, finds new research.
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Short film shows what it’s like to take part in a study as a healthy volunteer

Have you thought about signing up to the NIHR BioResource as a healthy volunteer?
As far as clinical research is concerned, it could be one of the best things you ever do!
When Read more

Drinking more than five pints a week could shorten your life, study finds

Regularly drinking more than the recommended UK guidelines for alcohol could take years off your life, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. Part-funded by the British Heart Read more

New gene discovery may help thousands with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Scientists say they have identified genes that cause a deadly heart condition – pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) – that can only be cured by transplants of the heart or lungs.
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NIHR IBD BioResource reaches milestone of 10,000 recruits

A platform for research into Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis has now signed up 10,000 participants nationwide.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) IBD BioResource was established in 2016 by the Read more

Women can reach the top, say Cambridge (female) researchers

Four of Cambridge University’s leading female clinical researchers want to inspire more women to go for the profession’s top jobs.
Christi Deaton, Fiona Karet, Rebecca Fitzgerald and Sadaf Farooqi all hold Professorships at Read more

People make a splash for research on Rare Disease Day!

We need research! That was the theme for this year’s Rare Disease Day, and to mark the occasion research staff at Cambridge University Hospitals held a morning of activities and information-sharing in the Read more

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

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

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