New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts

A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed treatment for heart failure, according to new research by scientists at the University of Cambridge, published in Nature Biotechnology.

Cambridge University News | Aug. 5, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: stem-cells heart-disease innovation

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
~5 mins   

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

Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggests

Low levels of oxygen in the womb – which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as pre-eclampsia – may cause problems with fertility later in life, a study carried out in rats suggests.

Cambridge University News | March 29, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: smoking heart-disease pre-eclampsia animal-research

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 | March 19, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

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 | Jan. 22, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

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

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 | Nov. 30, 2018 | cambridge
~6 mins   

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

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