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Putting public health research into practice has had major impacts worldwide, resulting in longer, healthier lives.


Myths dispelled on age-related Alzheimer’s

28 May 2009

Having the brain changes of Alzheimer's disease is not necessarily associated with dementia in very elderly people, according to a new study.

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Obesity and diabetes in pregnancy: a vicious circle?

01 Apr 2009

A complex interplay of prenatal and postnatal factors determines the risk of childhood obesity and diabetes during later life.

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metastatic breast cancer in pleural fluid

Cambridge gene hunters find two new breast cancer genes

30 Mar 2009

Two new regions of the human genome linked to breast cancer have been found by an international team of scientists led by Cambridge University...

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Improving cognitive ability through education and health may cut dementia risk

27 Mar 2009

Improvements in education and health could reduce the number of elderly people who suffer from dementia, according to the first study in England to...

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Second-hand smoke linked to cognitive impairment

12 Feb 2009

Exposure to second-hand smoke could increase the risk of developing dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment, according to research published...

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IMF loans “strongly linked” to tuberculosis

22 Jul 2008

The rapid spread of tuberculosis in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union has been fuelled by the economic policies of the International...

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New institute to study obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders

21 Jul 2008

A new centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus next to Addenbrooke's Hospital will address the growing threat...

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IMS- Institute of Metabolic Science

Translating research into healthy lives

01 May 2008

MRC-supported initiatives on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus aim to combat health problems linked with obesity and lifestyle.

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Human placental villi showing signs of oxidative stress

Great expectations in pregnancy research

01 Feb 2008

Most pregnancies develop normally but when complications arise they can have devastating effects. Two recent initiatives in Cambridge hope to deliver...

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ultrasound scanning

Cambridge study links birth weight and long-term mental health

13 Dec 2007

Research conducted by the University of Cambridge in collaboration with the MRC Centre for Lifelong Health and Ageing, has revealed a link between...

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You are what you eat: Investigating nutrition and cancer

01 Apr 2007

We all know that a good diet is key to good health, but it's now clear that certain foods we eat can unmask underlying susceptibilities to cancer.

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Cambridge experts unite to fight obesity

02 Mar 2007

<p> In an effort to accelerate the conversion of research findings into better treatments for obesity-related diseases, the MRC has...

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