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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

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

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

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

EDGE user training for CUH research staff

In March 2017, an announcement was made by the NIHR that instructed each Clinical Research Network (CRN) to obtain a Local Portfolio Management System on behalf of their partner organisations. The system chosen Read more

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

Patient group shows power of working together

“Informative and inspirational”. For Cambridge BRC’s Georgina Norris, those two words summed up this year’s Beat SCAD conference, which took place in Birmingham earlier this month.

SCAD – or Spontaneous Coronary Artery Read more

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).
The NHS Read more

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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