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Recruitment target success in rheumatoid arthritis prevention trial

The research team behind a clinical trial to investigate a preventative therapy for rheumatoid arthritis are greatly encouraged after exceeding their patient recruitment target.
The study, supported by the NIHR Joint Translational Research Read more

Diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases given boost through grant win

A project to help with the identification, diagnosis and treatment of the one in 17 people in the UK who have a rare disease in the UK has won a £400,000 grant.
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Could Virtual Reality help detect the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease?

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), have begun a large-scale study to see if virtual reality (VR) headsets can help spot Alzheimer’s Disease years Read more

Brain training app improves users’ concentration, study shows

A new ‘brain training’ game designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge improves users’ concentration, according to new research published. The scientists behind the venture say this could provide a welcome antidote Read more

Clinical trial launches to develop breath test for multiple cancers

Researchers have launched a clinical trial to develop a breath test, analysing molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage. This is the first test of its kind to Read more

A year in highlights

As 2018 draws to a close, we reflect on the busy year our researchers have had.
We have looked back and picked some of our important research stories from the year.
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Brain tumour poster voted the public’s favourite

A poster highlighting research into how patients think both before and after surgical treatment for the most common type of brain tumour has won a competition run by NIHR Cambridge BRC.
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HRH The Duchess Of Cornwall visits Cambridge CRF to see the artificial pancreas

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visited Addenbrooke’s Hospital on Tuesday 27 November to see the world-leading type 1 diabetes technology being developed there by Professor Roman Hovorka of the University of Cambridge.
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Kidney dialysis patients needed for Cambridge research study

Cambridge researchers, with support from NHS Blood and Transplant Clinical Trials Unit and funded by the National Institute for Health Research, are asking patients with failing kidneys who opt to have a fistula Read more

A healthy lifestyle cuts stroke risk, irrespective of genetic risk

People at high genetic risk of stroke can still reduce their chance of having a stroke by sticking to a healthy lifestyle, in particular stopping smoking and not being overweight, Read more

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.
In a study published Read more

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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