New technologies and strong academic-industry partnerships have the potential to change the face of therapeutic medicine.

Young at heart

13 Mar 2019

Improvements in public health, education and medicine mean that our lives are much longer than at any point in human history. Thanks to studies of...

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Cambridge team develops technique to ‘listen’ to a patient’s brain during tumour surgery

16 Oct 2018

Surgeons could soon eavesdrop on a patient’s brain activity during surgery to remove their brain tumour, helping improve the accuracy of the...

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Ebola and Lassa fever targeted by new vaccine trial and improved surveillance

25 Sep 2018

Scientists hope that a new approach to vaccine development, combined with improved surveillance of potential future threats of outbreak, could help...

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Protein discovery may explain why some patients develop resistance to new class of anti-cancer drugs

25 Jul 2018

A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge has identified a protein complex that might explain why some cancer patients treated with the...

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Making sense of cancer’s ‘big data’ problem to revolutionise patient care

10 Jul 2018

A new institute at the University of Cambridge aims to revolutionise cancer care by using cutting edge analytics to maximize the use of big data sets...

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Test can identify patients in intensive care at greatest risk of life-threatening infections

13 Jun 2018

Patients in intensive care units are at significant risk of potentially life-threatening secondary infections, including from antibiotic-resistant...

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Genome-editing tool could increase cancer risk in cells, say researchers

11 Jun 2018

More research needs to be done to understand whether CRISPR-Cas9 – molecular ‘scissors’ that make gene editing a possibility – may inadvertently...

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Rosalind Franklin Institute to harness disruptive technology to transform drug discovery

06 Jun 2018

Business Secretary Greg Clark today announced funding for a series of ambitious technology projects that will transform the way medicines are...

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New innovation hub aims to take a 'moon shot' at cystic fibrosis

18 Apr 2018

Almost 30 years on from the discovery of the genetic defect that causes cystic fibrosis, treatment options are still limited and growing antibiotic...

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The body in miniature

20 Mar 2018

The past few years has seen an explosion in the number of studies using organoids – so-called ‘mini organs’. While they can help scientists...

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Study in mice suggests personalised stem cell treatment may offer relief for progressive MS

22 Feb 2018

Scientists have shown in mice that skin cells re-programmed into brain stem cells, transplanted into the central nervous system, help reduce...

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AI 'scientist' finds that toothpaste ingredient may help fight drug-resistant malaria

18 Jan 2018

An ingredient commonly found in toothpaste could be employed as an anti-malarial drug against strains of malaria parasite that have grown resistant...

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