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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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Punctured lung affects almost one in a hundred hospitalised COVID-19 patients

As many as one in 100 patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 develop a pneumothorax – a ‘punctured lung’ according to a study supported by the NIHR Cambridge BRC. 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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New research shows steroid improves survival of critically ill Covid-19 patients

New research published has been able to show that using the steroid hydrocortisone on patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms improves their recovery.Read more

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Combining PCR and antibody tests at point of care dramatically increases COVID-19 detection in hospitalised patients

Cambridge University Hospitals has piloted the use of combined rapid point-of-care nucleic acid and antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection after researchers showed that this approach was superior to virus detection alone for diagnosing COVID-19 disease.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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New NHS service enables people to sign up to be contacted for COVID-19 vaccine studies

A new NHS service has been launched, helping people across the UK sign up for information on the new COVID-19 vaccine trials.Read more

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Transgender and gender-diverse individuals are more likely to be autistic and report higher autistic traits

Transgender and gender-diverse adults are three to six times more likely as cisgender adults to be diagnosed as autistic, according to a new Cambridge study.Read more

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New funding boost to speed up diagnosis in oesophageal cancer

Cambridge will lead on improving early detection in oesophageal cancer as part of a Government backed projectRead more

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