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New model predicts oesophageal cancer eight years early for one in two patients

DNA from tissue biopsies taken from patients with Barrett’s oesophagus – a risk factor for oesophageal cancer – could show which patients are most likely to develop the disease eight years before diagnosis.Read more

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Gold medal for Professor Gordon Dougan

Professor Gordon Dougan has been awarded the Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal. The award is given to a distinguished member of the global health community who has made extraordinary contributions to vaccinology or a complementary field.Read more

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Sponge on a string test to transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis

A ‘sponge on a string’ pill test can identify ten times more people with Barrett’s oesophagus than the usual GP route, according new research. Read more

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New NHS service enables people to sign up to be contacted for COVID-19 vaccine studies

A new NHS service has been launched, helping people across the UK sign up for information on the new COVID-19 vaccine trials.Read more

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Transgender and gender-diverse individuals are more likely to be autistic and report higher autistic traits

Transgender and gender-diverse adults are three to six times more likely as cisgender adults to be diagnosed as autistic, according to a new Cambridge study.Read more

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New funding boost to speed up diagnosis in oesophageal cancer

Cambridge will lead on improving early detection in oesophageal cancer as part of a Government backed projectRead more

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National research platform launches new website

The address is the same, but the next time you visit the NIHR BioResource website, you’ll see it has a brand new look, ready for researchers and the public.Read more

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Phased re-start of non-COVID-19 research

In line with NIHR guidance, we are beginning the process of phased re-opening of some non-COVID-19 research studies, while maintaining our contribution to local and nationally prioritised urgent public health studies for COVID-19.Read more

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Prestigious fellowship election for NIHR Cambridge BRC researchers

The NIHR Cambridge BRC is delighted that three of our researchers have been elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.Read more

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POPStar study launches to investigate how pregnancy data can predict future health

A new study from the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics at the University of Cambridge is investigating how conditions in the womb can predict the future health of mothers and their children.Read more

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Over 150 participants recruited to new COVID-19 research programme

A “library” of valuable biological samples from people with COVID-19, which will help scientists globally fight the virus, has recruited its 150th participant.Read more

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Cambridge trial targets immune response to treat COVID-19 patients

A new national study, supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre and the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit will test whether two drugs that are already in use to treat other immune-related conditions Read more

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