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

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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“All this cancer talk is new to me, but I do know there isn’t a stage five”

08 Dec 2017

Kate Gross was just 36 years old when she died of cancer. Researchers at Cambridge – including her husband – are trying to ensure that others receive...

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Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences receives Wellcome funding to support translational research

05 Dec 2017

The Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences (CATS) has been awarded £1million over two years by Wellcome as a part of a new scheme to find new ways...

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Report highlights opportunities and risks associated with synthetic biology and bioengineering

21 Nov 2017

Human genome editing, 3D-printed replacement organs and artificial photosynthesis – the field of bioengineering offers great promise for tackling the...

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Synthetic organs, nanobots and DNA ‘scissors’: the future of medicine

12 Oct 2017

Nanobots that patrol our bodies, killer immune cells hunting and destroying cancer cells, biological scissors that cut out defective genes: these are...

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Cambridge ready to lead UK’s industrial renaissance

30 Aug 2017

With the official launch today of the next stage in the Government’s Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, Cambridge can have a key role to deliver jobs...

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Snip, snip, cure: correcting defects in the genetic blueprint

14 Jul 2017

Gene editing using ‘molecular scissors’ that snip out and replace faulty DNA could provide an almost unimaginable future for some patients: a...

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Global teamwork brings low-cost test for Weil's disease a step closer

10 Jul 2017

An on-the-spot, low-cost diagnostic test for leptospirosis (Weil's disease), a bacterial infection recognised as a neglected disease by the World...

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The self-defence force awakens

04 Jul 2017

Our immune systems are meant to keep us healthy, but sometimes they turn their fire on us, with devastating results. Immunotherapies can help defend...

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Artificial bile ducts grown in lab and transplanted into mice could help treat liver disease in children

03 Jul 2017

Cambridge scientists have developed a new method for growing and transplanting artificial bile ducts that could in future be used to help treat liver...

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‘Brain training’ app found to improve memory in people with mild cognitive impairment

03 Jul 2017

A ‘brain training’ game developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages...

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