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Read more at: Inflammation in the brain linked to several forms of dementia

Inflammation in the brain linked to several forms of dementia

20 March 2020

Inflammation in the brain may be more widely implicated in dementias than was previously thought, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The researchers say it offers hope for potential new treatments for several types of dementia. We predicted the link between inflammation in the brain and the build-up of...

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Read more at: Ground-breaking ceremony celebrates start of construction work on new Heart and Lung Research Institute in Cambridge

Ground-breaking ceremony celebrates start of construction work on new Heart and Lung Research Institute in Cambridge

2 March 2020

The University of Cambridge and Royal Papworth Hospital held an official ground-breaking ceremony at the new Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI) in Cambridge earlier today. The Institute is based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and will create the largest cardiothoracic centre for research, education, industry...

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Read more at: Drug improves symptoms of autism by targeting brain’s chemical messengers

Drug improves symptoms of autism by targeting brain’s chemical messengers

28 January 2020

Bumetanide – a prescription drug for oedema (the build-up of fluid in the body) – improves some of the symptoms in young children with autism spectrum disorders and has no significant side effects, confirms a new study from researchers in China and the UK. Published today in Translational Psychiatry , the study...

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Read more at: Magnetised molecules used to monitor breast cancer

Magnetised molecules used to monitor breast cancer

23 January 2020

A new type of scan that involves magnetising molecules allows doctors to see in real-time which regions of a breast tumour are active, according to research at the University of Cambridge and published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . This is one of the most detailed pictures of the metabolism of a...

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Read more at: Study highlights potential for ‘liquid health check’ to predict disease risk

Study highlights potential for ‘liquid health check’ to predict disease risk

16 December 2019

Proteins in our blood could in future help provide a comprehensive ‘liquid health check’, assessing our health and predicting the likelihood that we will we will develop a range of diseases, according to research published today in Nature Medicine . Proteins circulating in our blood are a manifestation of our genetic make-...

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Read more at: Regeneration mechanism discovered in mice could provide target for drugs to combat chronic liver disease

Regeneration mechanism discovered in mice could provide target for drugs to combat chronic liver disease

5 November 2019

A newly-discovered molecular mechanism that allows damaged adult liver cells to regenerate could pave the way for drugs to treat conditions such as cirrhosis or other chronic liver diseases where regeneration is impaired. We now understand how adult liver cells respond to the changes caused by tissue injury. This paves the...

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Read more at: University of Cambridge involved in £55m transatlantic alliance to research early detection of cancer

University of Cambridge involved in £55m transatlantic alliance to research early detection of cancer

23 October 2019

The University of Cambridge will be a partner in a £55million transatlantic research alliance to develop radical new strategies and technology to detect cancer at its earliest stage. A clinical facility will be designed and built in Cambridge to enable early phase clinical trials of diagnostic technologies as part of the...

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Read more at:  Study highlights potential of whole genome sequencing to enable personalised cancer treatment

Study highlights potential of whole genome sequencing to enable personalised cancer treatment

4 October 2019

Whole genome sequencing of tumour cells could help predict the prognosis of a patient’s cancer and offer clues to identify the most effective treatment, suggests an international study published today in Nature Medicine . Previously, it was like going on a voyage with only a limited map, but now, with whole genome...

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Read more at: Type 2 diabetes remission possible with ‘achievable’ weight loss, say researchers

Type 2 diabetes remission possible with ‘achievable’ weight loss, say researchers

4 October 2019

People who achieve weight loss of 10% or more in the first five years following diagnosis with type 2 diabetes have the greatest chance of seeing their disease go into remission, according to a study led by the University of Cambridge. This [study] reinforces the importance of managing one’s weight, which can be achieved...

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Read more at: Nanoparticles used to transport anti-cancer agent to cells

Nanoparticles used to transport anti-cancer agent to cells

18 September 2019

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed a platform that uses nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks to deliver a promising anti-cancer agent to cells. We focus on difficult diseases such as hard-to-treat cancers for which there has been no improvement in treatment in the last 20 years David...

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