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Apathy could predict onset of dementia years before other symptoms

Apathy – a lack of interest or motivation – could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before symptoms start. Read more

AI speeds up cancer treatment

Doctors aim to drastically cut cancer waiting times using artificial intelligence to automate lengthy radiotherapy preparations.Read more

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Rhythm and bleughs: how changes in our stomach’s rhythms steer us away from disgusting sights

Disgust is a natural response to unpleasant sights, but for some people, disgust can become pathological, affecting their mental health and quality of life.Read more

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Addenbrooke’s specialist endocrinology services ranked best in UK

In their annual specialist hospital rankings, Newsweek has rated the specialist diabetes and endocrinology services at Addenbrooke’s Hospital as the best in the UK, and 20th internationally. Patients attending clinics through this service Read more

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Tiny golden bullets could help tackle asbestos-related cancers

Gold nanotubes – tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair – could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.Read more

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‘Mini-lungs’ reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection

To better understand how SARS-CoV-2 infects the lungs and causes disease, a team of scientists from the UK and South Korea turned to organoids – ‘mini-organs’ grown in three dimensions to mimic the behaviour of tissue and organs.Read more

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Supporting research at Cambridge University Hospitals

As the COVID-19 situation develops, research staff at CUH continue our support of COVID-19 research studies, including Urgent Public Health Studies (UPH), while maintaining safe recruitment to existing open studies. Read more

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Early care for people with psychosis supports recovery

A study with an early intervention mental health service has found that sixty percent of people cared for in their first episode of psychosis recovered well.Read more

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Funding award to develop minimally invasive tools to improve cancer surgery

A device to help treat tumours in the liver has received a £1 million Government grant.Read more

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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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