Women in STEM: Anna Chaplin

Anna Chaplin is a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychiatry who studies the association between depression and cardiovascular health in young people. Here, she tells us about teaching herself to code, her department’s support of students, and putting your mental health first. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 9, 2020 ~2 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  cardiovascular-disease-cvd  mental-health  psychiatry

Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute receives major funding boost

Chris Skidmore, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, today announced a £30 million award to the University of Cambridge to support the new Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI).

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 10, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  heart-disease  spotlight-on-public-health  future-therapeutics  cardiovascular-disease-cvd  cardiorespiratory  cystic-fibrosis

Inflammation links heart disease and depression, study finds

People with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression, and the opposite is also true. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge believe they have identified a link between these two conditions: inflammation – the body’s response to negative environmental factors, such as stress. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 19, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience heart-disease cardiovascular-disease-cvd depression inflammation immune-system

Heart disease risk begins in the womb, study in sheep suggests

Offspring whose mothers had a complicated pregnancy may be at greater risk of heart disease in later life, according to a new study in sheep. The research, led by a team at the University of Cambridge, suggests that our cards may be marked even before we are born.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: heart-disease health animal-research cardiovascular-disease-cvd pregnancy heart

Pregnancy losses and large numbers of children linked with increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Women who experience pregnancy loss and do not go on to have children are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and stroke, compared with women who have only one or two children, according to new research from the University of Cambridge and the University of North Carolina.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 30, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: heart-disease spotlight-on-public-health cardiovascular-disease-cvd pregnancy

Observation of blood vessel cells changing function could lead to early detection of blocked arteries

A study in mice has shown that it may be possible to detect the early signs of atherosclerosis, which leads to blocked arteries, by looking at how cells in our blood vessels change their function.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 1, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: atherosclerosis cardiovascular-disease-cvd

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