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

Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson’s and dementia in animal studies

18 April 2019

A prescription drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and forms of dementia in...

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Young at heart

13 March 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 October 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 September 2018

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

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

25 July 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 July 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...

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

13 June 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 June 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 June 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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