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Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences

Research Horizons Issue 33: Future Therapeutics

27 July 2017

The latest issue of Research Horizons focuses on future therapeutics and provides a snapshot of cutting-edge research from across the University of Cambridge. Nanobots small enough to move around our bloodstream, damaged hearts repaired with ‘off-the-shelf’ pieces of beating tissue, genetic diseases cured by ‘molecular...

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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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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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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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Synthetic organs, nanobots and DNA ‘scissors’: the future of medicine

12 October 2017

Nanobots that patrol our bodies, killer immune cells hunting and destroying cancer cells, biological scissors that cut out defective genes: these are just some of technologies that Cambridge researchers are developing which are set to revolutionise medicine in the future. In a new film to coincide with the recent launch of...

Study clears important hurdle towards developing an HIV vaccine

25 September 2017

An international team of researchers has demonstrated a way of overcoming one of the major stumbling blocks that has prevented the development of a vaccine against HIV: the ability to generate immune cells that stay in circulation long enough to respond to and stop virus infection. In a study published in 2009, results...

Cambridge researchers help develop new diagnostic test for African sleeping sickness

25 September 2017

A new diagnostic test developed from research carried out at the University of Cambridge and the University of Dundee has been launched with the aim of helping eliminate the disease known as African sleeping sickness. Sleeping sickness, or Human African Trypanosomiasis, is caused by parasites transmitted by tsetse flies in...