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Brain training app helps reduce OCD symptoms, study finds

A ‘brain training’ app could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manage their symptoms, which may typically include excessive handwashing and contamination fears.
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Many cases of dementia may arise from non-inherited DNA ‘spelling mistakes’

Only a small proportion of cases of dementia are thought to be inherited – the cause of the vast majority is unknown. Now, in a study published today in the journal Nature Communications, Read more

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Genetic tool to predict adult heart attack risk in childhood

People at high risk of a heart attack in adulthood could be spotted much earlier in life with a one-off DNA test, according to new research part-funded by the British Heart Foundation and Read more

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NIHR researcher nominated for The Sun’s Who Cares Wins health awards

NIHR-funded researcher Professor Roman Hovorka has been nominated for the Groundbreaking Pioneer or Discovery category of The Sun’s Who Cares Wins health awards for his research developing an artificial pancreas for people with Read more

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The UK’s leading mental health experts unite to solve treatment challenges

The country’s top mental health researchers and clinicians are joining forces to solve some of the greatest mental health challenges facing the UK public.
The group of investigators, based in leading universities and Read more

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Finding meaningful patterns in the complexity of ovarian cancer

Patterns of genetic mutation in ovarian cancer are helping make sense of the disease and could be used to personalise treatment in future, according to a study published in Nature Genetics.
Researchers from Read more

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New research shows most women unlikely to benefit from national AAA screening

New research published in the Lancet and funded and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has come to important conclusions about screening women for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs).
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Baby’s sex affects the mother’s metabolism and may influence the risk of pregnancy-related complications

The sex of a baby controls the level of small molecules known as metabolites in the pregnant mother’s blood, which may explain why risks of some diseases in pregnancy vary depending whether the Read more

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Dr Amos Burke wins Windrush70 award

Congratulations to one of our researchers and consultant paediatric oncologist Dr Amos Burke, who won the research and policy development award at the NHS Windrush70 awards on the 12th June.
Seven members of Read more

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Cambridge researchers put on a blooming good show

Cambridge researchers studying the HIV virus have helped create a garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show to highlight the plight of young people living with the condition.
Cambridge-based Professor Andrew Lever is Read more

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Film explains benefits of artificial pancreas

In this short film Dr Roman Hovorka from the University of Cambridge talks about his team’s ground-breaking research into the development of the artificial pancreas, a closed-loop system for managing type 1 diabetes Read more

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Six months of Herceptin could be as effective as 12 months for some women with HER2 positive breast cancer

For women with HER2 positive early-stage breast cancer taking Herceptin for six months could be as effective as 12 months in preventing relapse and death, and can reduce side effects, finds new research.
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