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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

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

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

Genetic analysis reveals new causes of Primary Immunodeficiency (PID)

A UK-wide research collaboration through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BioResource for Rare Diseases has combined whole genome sequencing (WGS) with a statistical program called BeviMed to predict the existence of disease-causing changes in the DNA of people with Primary Immunodeficiency (PID).  Read more

NIHR Cambridge BRC and CRF begin working on new COVID-19 study

Research staff from NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility (CRF) are being deployed onto the wards at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) to start using a new test for a research trial into COVID-19.Read more

Fast-track HRA review of COVID-19 studies

The Health Research Authority (HRA) is working with the rest of the research system to provide a coordinated process so that COVID-19 research can progress quickly, using a fast-track review process with bespoke Read more

First Addenbrooke’s Patient in National COVID-19 Trial

Today, Addenbrooke’s Hospital has enrolled our first patient into the national RECOVERY trial, led by Oxford researchers, which is hoping to identify potential treatments for COVID-19. The Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY (RECOVERY) Read more

New National guidance for prioritising funding and support for COVID-19 research across the UK

Published by NIHR 26 March 2020:
Working with partners across the health and care system, NIHR is leading, enabling and delivering world-class COVID-19 research, a key element of the Government’s overall response to Read more

COVID-19 research studies at CUH

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Cambridge University Hospitals has put in place measures to help researchers and research infrastructure deliver COVID-19 studies, whilst also supporting the care of patients with COVID-19 by Read more

Update on clinical research during the COVID-19 outbreak

UPDATE 7 APRIL 2020:
Approval process for COVID-19 related research
Locally, trials and studies need first to be reviewed by the Cambridge BRC/Covid-19 oversight committee before being submitted through the national NIHR prioritisation Read more

World’s first artificial pancreas app licensed for people with type 1 diabetes in UK

Pioneering diabetes researcher Professor Roman Hovorka today launches the world’s first licensed, downloadable artificial pancreas app for people with type 1 diabetes.Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day

This year for International Women’s Day, the NIHR Cambridge BRC highlighted some of their women working in research and making a real difference to the NHS, read their inspiring stories.Read more

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