World’s first artificial pancreas app licensed for people with type 1 diabetes in UK

The world’s first licensed, downloadable artificial pancreas app for people with type 1 diabetes launches today, based on over a decade of research by Professor Roman Hovorka at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Cambridge University News
March 16, 2020 | cambridge

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Cambridge research team working towards vaccine against COVID-19

The race is on to find a vaccine against the new COVID-19 coronavirus. Professor Jonathan Heeney explains why a cautious approach is needed and how his team is using new technology developed for influenza and Ebola viruses to target the new infection.

Cambridge University News
March 13, 2020 | cambridge

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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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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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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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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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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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