Molecular sacs of debris (pink) are delivered to the lysosome (dark red)

Autophagy: when ‘self-eating’ is good for you

03 Apr 2012

New discoveries by Cambridge scientists about a molecular waste-disposal process that ‘eats’ bacteria are influencing the clinical management of cystic fibrosis, and could be the basis of innovative new treatments to fight off bacteria.

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MRSA

Stopping superbugs in their tracks

01 Nov 2010

Work in resource-restricted healthcare settings in south-east Asia is defining the transmission of hospital ‘superbugs’ using low-tech diagnostics and high-tech tools.

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New imaging technology predicts fracture risk

27 Oct 2010

A new method for identifying which bones have a high risk of fracture, and for monitoring the effectiveness of new bone-strengthening drugs and techniques, has been developed by scientists at the University of Cambridge.

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Sharon Peacock

Superbug detective

01 May 2010

The expertise of Cambridge's new Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Sharon Peacock, is helping to drive a programme of research that will track and block routes of transmission for superbugs.

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