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World-first covid-19 vaccine booster study launches in Eastern region

Volunteers from the East of England will soon be able to receive a third ‘booster’ COVID-19 vaccine through a new Government-funded clinical trial.Read more

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IBD BioResource – Celebrating 5 years of its contribution to Crohn’s and Colitis research

The NIHR IBD BioResource marks their fifth year of helping to transform the research in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Read more

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Ability of multi-drug resistant infection to evolve within cystic fibrosis patients highlights need for rapid treatment

Researchers have tracked how a multi-drug resistant organism is able to evolve and spread widely among cystic fibrosis patients Read more

Save your energy! New tool shows algorithms’ environmental impact

Data science and artificial intelligence are transforming UK healthcare – but at an environmental cost.
The data centres housing the supercomputers that run the algorithms account for 100 megatonnes of CO2 emissions every Read more

Stress does not lead to loss of self-control in eating disorders, study finds

Stress does not trigger binge eating in people with eating disorders, new research suggests.Read more

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Placenta is dumping ground for genetic defects

Researchers have confirmed that the normal structure of the placenta is different to any other human organ and resembles that of a tumour, harbouring many of the same genetic mutations found in childhood cancers.Read more

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Diphtheria risks becoming ‘major global threat’ again as it evolves resistance to antimicrobials

Diphtheria is evolving to become resistant to a number of classes of antibiotics and in future could lead to vaccine escape, warn an international team of researchers.Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day

8th March marks International Women’s Day, hear from two women who work in research at the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.Read more

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Could repairing damaged donor livers be the key to increasing life-saving transplants?

Researchers have found a way to grow ‘mini bile ducts’ in a lab-setting to repair damaged livers.Read more

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Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing – but unlikely to work for everyone

Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety and stress and increase mental wellbeing but not in all non-clinical settings and may be no better than other practices aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing.Read more

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Dexamethasone should be avoided in patients with chronic subdural haematoma

A commonly-used treatment for chronic subdural haematoma could lead to a worse outcome than receiving no medication. Read more

Symptoms of depression linked to increased risk of heart disease and stroke

People who experience symptoms of depression are more likely to go on to develop heart disease or suffer a stroke than those who report good mental health.Read more

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