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

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.

Cambridge University News | Dec. 2, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-future-therapeutics future-therapeutics diagnostic protein proteomics

Cambridge joins new transatlantic research alliance to detect cancer at its earliest stage

Cambridge scientists are set to benefit from a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK and partners to develop radical new strategies and technologies to detect cancer at its earliest stage.

Cambridge University News | Oct. 21, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: cancer future-therapeutics physics

University Enterprise Zone aims to drive innovation across Cambridge

Cambridge is to establish a University Enterprise Zone as part of a new government initiative announced today by Universities Minister Chris Skidmore.

Cambridge University News | Sept. 20, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: innovation future-therapeutics

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 | July 10, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: future-therapeutics cardiovascular-disease-cvd cardiorespiratory heart-disease cystic-fibrosis spotlight-on-public-health

Widely-available antibiotics could be used in the treatment of ‘superbug’ MRSA

Some MRSA infections could be tackled using widely-available antibiotics, suggests new research from an international collaboration led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Sanger Institute. 

Cambridge University News | June 24, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-infectious-diseases spotlight-on-future-therapeutics

Virtual reality can spot navigation problems in early Alzheimer’s disease

Virtual reality (VR) can identify early Alzheimer’s disease more accurately than ‘gold standard’ cognitive tests currently in use, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News | May 24, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-future-therapeutics virtual-reality spotlight-on-neuroscience alzheimers-disease

Interplay between mitochondria and the nucleus may have implications for changing cell’s ‘batteries’

Mitochondria, the ‘batteries’ that produce our energy, interact with the cell’s nucleus in subtle ways previously unseen in humans, according to research published today in the journal Science.

Cambridge University News | May 23, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-future-therapeutics cell mitochondria

New prognostic test could enable personalised treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new test that can reliably predict the future course of inflammatory bowel disease in individuals, transforming treatments for patients and paving the way for a personalised approach.

Cambridge University News | May 3, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-future-therapeutics spotlight-on-innovation inflammatory-bowel-disease crohns-disease ulcerative-colitis

Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson’s and dementia in animal studies

A prescription drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News | April 18, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience spotlight-on-future-therapeutics parkinsons-disease huntingtons-disease dementia animal-research

Cambridge team develops technique to ‘listen’ to a patient’s brain during tumour surgery

Surgeons could soon eavesdrop on a patient’s brain activity during surgery to remove their brain tumour, helping improve the accuracy of the operation and reduce the risk of impairing brain function.

Yaara Erez, Thomas Santarius, Michael Hart | Oct. 16, 2018 | cambridge
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Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience spotlight-on-future-therapeutics brain-tumours surgery

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