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Cambridge and Nokia Bell Labs establish new research center to advance AI-supported multi-sensory personal devices

21 June 2018

The long-sought dream of wearable and mobile devices that will interpret, replicate and influence people’s emotions and perceptions will soon be a reality thanks to a collaboration between the University and Nokia Bell Labs. Nokia Bell Labs is a founding partner of the new Centre for Mobile, Wearable Systems and Augmented...

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New 3D imaging analysis technique could lead to improved arthritis treatment

18 June 2018

An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been developed by a team of engineers, physicians and radiologists led by the University of Cambridge. Using this technique, we’ll hopefully be able to identify osteoarthritis...

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Rosalind Franklin Institute to harness disruptive technology to transform drug discovery

8 June 2018

Business Secretary Greg Clark today announced funding for a series of ambitious technology projects that will transform the way medicines are discovered, enabling the pharmaceutical industry to develop groundbreaking drugs faster, cheaper and better than ever before. Our partnership in the institute gives us access to, and...

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Biomedical Industry Engagement Fund (apply by 2nd July 2018)

Applications are invited for flexible ‘Biomedical Industry Engagement Fund’ awarded to the University by the BBSRC 1 and MRC 2 to support innovative academic-industry interactions. These funds are available to University researchers working within the remit of the BBSRC and MRC for exchange of personnel, perspectives and...

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Six months of Herceptin could be as effective as 12 months for some women with early-stage breast cancer

18 May 2018

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. We are confident that this will mark the first steps towards a reduction of Herceptin treatment to six months in many...

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Professor Lynn Gladden named Executive Chair of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

8 May 2018

Professor Lynn Gladden CBE, FRS, FREng has been selected to be the next Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), as announced today by Science Minister Sam Gyimah. She will take up the role in October, succeeding Professor Philip Nelson who will step down at the end of September...

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New Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology building officially opened by the Chancellor

25 April 2018

This new building in Cambridge will house the science stars of the future The science stars of tomorrow will be nurtured in a brand new building which has opened at the West Cambridge site. Cambridge University's department of chemical engineering and biotechnology's new base will provide whole cycle of scientific...

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Looking to Disrupt Healthcare? Enter the MedImmune Digital Health Challenge

29 March 2018

Looking to Disrupt Healthcare? Enter the MedImmune Digital Health Challenge Choose from a list of six topics and submit your best solution! Mhealth solution for measuring of disease progression in chronic respiratory disease - open to highly novel endpoints e.g. socialisation Data mining of eHealth records to aid focussed...

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The body in miniature

21 March 2018

The Body in Miniature The past few years has seen an explosion in the number of studies using organoids – so-called ‘mini organs’. While they can help scientists understand human biology and disease, some in the field have questioned their usefulness. But as the field matures, we could see their increasing use in...

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Cambridge University and Institute of Cancer Research launch Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence

15 March 2018

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has recently announced funding for a new Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence, based at the University of Cambridge and The Institute of Cancer Research, London. By creating a hub of expertise for childhood brain tumour research in the UK, we aim to make real inroads to tackling these...

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Study in mice suggests personalised stem cell treatment may offer relief for progressive MS

15 March 2018

Scientists have shown in mice that skin cells re-programmed into brain stem cells, transplanted into the central nervous system, help reduce inflammation and may be able to help repair damage caused by multiple sclerosis (MS). Our mouse study suggests that using a patient’s reprogrammed cells could provide a route to...

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Development of optoacoustic imaging for breast cancer detection advanced by collaboration with Munich-based small company

In 2015, Professor Fiona Gilbert, Honorary Consultant Radiologist with Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Professor of Radiology at Cambridge University's School of Clinical Medicine, successfully applied for a grant from our Research Exchange scheme to carry out collaborative work with iThera Medical, a Munich-based spin out...

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Entrepreneurs in Residence

Our Entrepreneurs 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 Cambridge...

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Digi‐Vis: an all‐in‐one digital visual function assessment system

Dr Louise Allen is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. After meeting with Entrepreneur-in-Residence, John Pritchard, Allen successfully applied for funding from Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) and from the MRC Confidence-in-...

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Cambridge and Nokia Bell Labs establish new research center to advance AI-supported multi-sensory personal devices

21 June 2018

The long-sought dream of wearable and mobile devices that will interpret, replicate and influence people’s emotions and perceptions will soon be a reality thanks to a collaboration between the University and Nokia Bell Labs. Nokia Bell Labs is a founding partner of the new Centre for Mobile, Wearable Systems and Augmented...

New 3D imaging analysis technique could lead to improved arthritis treatment

18 June 2018

An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been developed by a team of engineers, physicians and radiologists led by the University of Cambridge. Using this technique, we’ll hopefully be able to identify osteoarthritis...

Rosalind Franklin Institute to harness disruptive technology to transform drug discovery

8 June 2018

Business Secretary Greg Clark today announced funding for a series of ambitious technology projects that will transform the way medicines are discovered, enabling the pharmaceutical industry to develop groundbreaking drugs faster, cheaper and better than ever before. Our partnership in the institute gives us access to, and...