Tiny golden bullets could help tackle asbestos-related cancers

Gold nanotubes – tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair – could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: advanced-materials spotlight-on-future-therapeutics cancer

Cambridge-developed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receives £1.9million from UK government for clinical trial

A Cambridge-developed vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 could begin clinical trials in the UK as early as late autumn, thanks to a £1.9million award from

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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Recruitment underway as Cambridgeshire NHS trusts join COVID-19 vaccine trial

Recruitment has begun at three leading Cambridgeshire NHS Trusts for volunteers to take part in the nationwide COVID-19 vaccine trial.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 11, 2020 ~3 min

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Repurposing existing drugs for COVID-19 a more rapid alternative to a vaccine, say researchers

Repurposing existing medicines focused on known drug targets is likely to offer a more rapid hope of tackling COVID-19 than developing and manufacturing a vaccine, argue an international team of scientists in the British Journal of Pharmacology.

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May 7, 2020 ~6 min

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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 • cambridge
March 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  spotlight-on-future-therapeutics  future-therapeutics  type-1-diabetes  diabetes  app

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 • cambridge
March 13, 2020 ~6 min

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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 • cambridge
Dec. 2, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: spotlight-on-future-therapeutics future-therapeutics diagnostic protein proteomics

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 • cambridge
June 24, 2019 ~5 min

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 • cambridge
May 24, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience spotlight-on-future-therapeutics virtual-reality 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 • cambridge
May 23, 2019 ~8 min

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