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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Prof Miles Parkes
New NIHR Cambridge BRC director appointed

The NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) has announced Dr Miles Parkes will be the new director of the centre, based at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH).
Dr Miles Parkes is currently a consultant Read more

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NIHR Cambridge BRC research highlights over 2019

From breath tests for cancer to finding the root of childhood kidney cancer, what are the research stories that NIHR Cambridge BRC supported or funded which hit the news over 2019?  Click on Read more

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Scientists discover root of childhood kidney cancer

A fundamental change in our understanding of the childhood kidney cancer Wilms’ tumour is on the horizon, after the discovery of its earliest genetic root by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Read more

Dr Kundu's winning poster as voted by patients at last year's BRC Open Evening
Winning research poster at our Open Evening unveiled – as voted for by you!

Is DNA your destiny?
Not necessarily, according to Cambridge postdoctoral researcher Dr Kousik Kundu – whose poster was voted the public’s favourite at the NIHR Cambridge BRC Open Evening which took place last Read more

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Patients living with Crohn’s and colitis to benefit from £5m grant for a new data research hub based in Cambridge

£5m grant awarded by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) to establish a health data research hub for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) following a successful bid led by Eastern AHSN and Cambridge Read more

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A life of low cholesterol and BP slashes heart and circulatory disease risk

Modest and sustained decreases in blood pressure and cholesterol levels reduces the lifetime risk of developing fatal heart and circulatory diseases, such as heart attack and stroke, according to research. Read more

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