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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.
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Read more

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

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

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