Plans (subject to final design selection) of the Heart and Lung Research Institute (left) and new Papworth Hospital

Expanding the heart and lungs of medicine

07 Nov 2012

Fundraising is under way for a joint Cambridge University and Papworth Hospital Heart and Lung Research Institute – to sit alongside the anticipated new Papworth Hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus – enabling a major expansion of cardiorespiratory research in Cambridge.

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Ben's Crib

All things being equal

27 May 2010

UK law is different for men and women on issues such as maternity or paternity leave. Dr. Jude Browne’s research asks about whether our gender roles are being prescribed for us, and what needs to change in the interests of a more balanced and fair society.

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Bio Lab

Sharing critical results in the biomedical sciences

10 Sep 2009

Sharing the fruits of research in the biomedical sciences is critical for the advancement of knowledge, yet with the advent of large-scale data gathering following the completion of the genome projects this is becoming harder to facilitate and more difficult to monitor, an article in Nature reports this week.

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Nikon Microscope

Cambridge to host genetic research hub

13 May 2009

The University of Cambridge will host one of just three genetic research hubs created by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to provide scientists access to cutting-edge resources for DNA sequencing.

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Kyung Chae Jeong, National Cancer Center, South Korea

Cancer Research UK

01 May 2009

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research, spending around £300 million a year on world-class research to beat cancer. In November 2008, the charity launched a five-year plan to focus research on core areas of science that will have the greatest impact on reducing cancer deaths, with an emphasis on cancers that have poor survival rates.

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041/365 April 29, 2009

Prostate screening may have benefits

01 Apr 2009

Cambridge University scientists have shown that screening for prostate cancer using prostate specific antigen (PSA) would lead to a reduction in advanced stage prostate cancer by up to 54 per cent.

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Descendant of the apple tree

Economic and Social Research Council

01 Jan 2009

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) supports research from across the social sciences, from sociology to anthropology, through to statistics, methods and computing.

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