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Wren Therapeutics secures £18 million in funding to tackle protein misfolding diseases

25 January 2019

Wren Therapeutics secures £18 million in funding to tackle protein misfolding diseases A biopharmaceutical company set-up by Cambridge academics from St John's College to develop drugs to treat illnesses such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s and more than 50 other related diseases has won £18 million in a Series A financing...

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GPs could use breast cancer 'calculator' to predict risk to women

15 January 2019

Scientists devise method using genetic data and lifestyle to work out who should be screened. Women may be able to go to their GP to find out their risk of getting breast cancer and choose whether or not to be screened, if a new online calculator devised by scientists is successful. Cancer Research UK scientists have...

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Automated phone calls may help patients to take medicines as prescribed, pilot study suggests

7 January 2019

Automated phone calls may help patients to take medicines as prescribed, pilot study suggests Remembering to take medication is vital for managing long term health conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or multiple conditions. Latest research from the University of Cambridge suggests that using...

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AI system may accelerate search for cancer discoveries

29 November 2018

AI system may accelerate search for cancer discoveries Searching through the mountains of published cancer research could be made easier for scientists, thanks to a new AI system. The system, called LION LBD and developed by computer scientists and cancer researchers at the University of Cambridge, has been designed to...

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Microsoft to support AI research at Cambridge University

5 November 2018

The University of Cambridge is teaming up with Microsoft to tackle the problem of 'brain drain' in AI and machine learning research. The software giant will help increase AI research capacity and capability at Cambridge by supporting visiting researchers, postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and interns from the UK, EU...

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WT Developing Concept Fund and MRC Confidence in Concept fund

WT Developing Concept Fund and MRC Confidence in Concept fund CATS and OTR invite you to submit applications for internal pump-priming funding for biomedical translational research. The MRC Confidence in Concept fund is intended to accelerate the transition from discovery research to translational development projects by...

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Industry Experts in Residence (EiRs)

Our Industry Experts in Residence are available to University of Cambridge staff for: Advice on the applicability of specific ideas to drug discovery, diagnostics & devices Advice on translational grant applications Discussions about progression of current translational research projects Work in conjunction with...

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Wren Therapeutics secures £18 million in funding to tackle protein misfolding diseases

25 January 2019

Wren Therapeutics secures £18 million in funding to tackle protein misfolding diseases A biopharmaceutical company set-up by Cambridge academics from St John's College to develop drugs to treat illnesses such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s and more than 50 other related diseases has won £18 million in a Series A financing...

GPs could use breast cancer 'calculator' to predict risk to women

15 January 2019

Scientists devise method using genetic data and lifestyle to work out who should be screened. Women may be able to go to their GP to find out their risk of getting breast cancer and choose whether or not to be screened, if a new online calculator devised by scientists is successful. Cancer Research UK scientists have...

Automated phone calls may help patients to take medicines as prescribed, pilot study suggests

7 January 2019

Automated phone calls may help patients to take medicines as prescribed, pilot study suggests Remembering to take medication is vital for managing long term health conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or multiple conditions. Latest research from the University of Cambridge suggests that using...