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Read more at: Biological ‘fingerprints’ of long COVID in blood could lead to diagnostic test, say Cambridge scientists

Biological ‘fingerprints’ of long COVID in blood could lead to diagnostic test, say Cambridge scientists

20 July 2021

Markers in our blood – ‘fingerprints’ of infection – could help identify individuals who have been infected by SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, several months after infection even if the individual had only mild symptoms or showed no symptoms at all, say Cambridge researchers. Because we currently have no...

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Read more at: Apollo Therapeutics launches with £100m investment

Apollo Therapeutics launches with £100m investment

21 June 2021

Pioneering collaboration initiated by the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and University College London A pioneering collaboration to speed development of breakthrough medical discoveries—devised by the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University College London and embraced by...

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Read more at: Switching off heart protein could protect against heart failure

Switching off heart protein could protect against heart failure

27 May 2021

Switching off a heart muscle protein could provide a new way for drugs to combat heart failure in people who’ve had a heart attack, according to research led by the University of Cambridge and published in the journal Nature . After years of research we’ve revealed an entirely new and promising way that could help the...

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Read more at: Scientists develop new class of cancer drug with potential to treat leukaemia

Scientists develop new class of cancer drug with potential to treat leukaemia

27 April 2021

Scientists have made a promising step towards developing a new drug for treating acute myeloid leukaemia, a rare blood disorder. In a study published today in Nature , Cambridge researchers report a new approach to cancer treatment that targets enzymes which play a key role in translating DNA into proteins and which could...

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Read more at: €2m boost for gene and cell therapy info hub

€2m boost for gene and cell therapy info hub

15 April 2021

A new EU-funded project is set to provide accessible and reliable information about cell and gene-based therapies. The € 2m initiative will develop an online hub to provide accurate information on the use of cells and genetic material to treat disease, along with evidence-based information to counter misinformation...

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Read more at: Researchers call for greater awareness of unintended consequences of CRISPR gene editing

Researchers call for greater awareness of unintended consequences of CRISPR gene editing

15 April 2021

CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing can lead to unintended mutations at the targeted section of DNA in early human embryos, researchers have revealed. This highlights the need for further research into the effects of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, especially when used to edit human DNA in laboratory research. We and others are trying...

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Read more at: Cambridge leads national drug trial to prevent deaths after COVID-19 patients leave hospital

Cambridge leads national drug trial to prevent deaths after COVID-19 patients leave hospital

26 March 2021

A UK-wide study is being launched to reduce the number of people who die in the months following a stay in hospital with COVID-19. Having survived the trauma of being hospitalised with COVID-19, far too many patients find themselves back in hospital with new or long term complications Charlotte Summers The clinical trial...

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Read more at: New genetic clues point to new treatments for ‘silent’ stroke

New genetic clues point to new treatments for ‘silent’ stroke

26 March 2021

Scientists have identified new genetic clues in people who have had small and often apparently ‘silent’ strokes that are difficult to treat and a major cause of vascular dementia, according to research led by the University of Cambridge and published in The Lancet Neurology . These small and often silent lacunar strokes...

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Read more at: New method developed for ‘up-sizing’ mini organs used in medical research

New method developed for ‘up-sizing’ mini organs used in medical research

9 February 2021

A team of engineers and scientists has developed a method of ‘up-sizing’ organoids: miniature collections of cells which mimic the behaviour of various organs and are promising tools for the study of human biology and disease. We need to find the right conditions to help the cells in mini-organs self-organise Yan Yan Shery...

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Read more at: Beating COVID-19 by screening new medicines with heart cells

Beating COVID-19 by screening new medicines with heart cells

8 February 2021

A Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Professor Anthony Davenport (1995), is a senior author of a new study that uses artificially-grown heart cells to advance the search for new therapies for patients with COVID-19. Professor Davenport explains, “The SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to mutate and three new strains are causing...

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