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.
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.
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.
An international team of scientists, led by researchers based at the Cambridge Research Institute, have discovered a new mechanism that may explain why pancreatic cancer patients are often resistant to a common chemotherapy treatment, germcitabine.
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.
A complex interplay of prenatal and postnatal factors determines the risk of childhood obesity and diabetes during later life.
The strength of Cambridge as a globally-competitive centre for biomedical research, clinical education and healthcare innovation was confirmed today by the UK's Department of Health.