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Upgrading PPE for staff working on COVID-19 wards cut hospital-acquired infections dramatically

Upgrading PPE for staff working on COVID-19 wards cut hospital-acquired infections dramatically

When Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge upgraded its face masks for staff working on COVID-19 wards to filtering face piece 3 (FFP3)...

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Innovation hub set to drive healthcare improvements for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Innovation hub set to drive healthcare improvements for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Health and care providers across the region will be supported by a new hub for innovation and improvement, as part of a national...

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IBD BioResource - Celebrating five years of its contribution to Crohn’s and Colitis research

IBD BioResource - Celebrating five years of its contribution to Crohn’s and Colitis research

May 2021 is an important milestone for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) IBD BioResource as it marks our fifth year of...

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New cancer algorithm flags genetic weaknesses in tumours

New cancer algorithm flags genetic weaknesses in tumours

A new way to identify tumours that could be sensitive to particular immunotherapies has been developed using data from thousands of NHS...

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Twelve Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding

Twelve Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding

Twelve University of Cambridge researchers have won advanced grants from the European Research Council (ERC), Europe’s premier research...

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Artificial intelligence could be used to triage patients suspected at risk of early stage oesophageal cancer

Artificial intelligence could be used to triage patients suspected at risk of early stage oesophageal cancer

When researchers applied the technique to analysing samples obtained using the ‘pill on a string’ diagnostic tool Cytosponge, they found...

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Cambridge COVID-19 Test Centre has processed more than 3 million tests

Cambridge COVID-19 Test Centre has processed more than 3 million tests

The Centre, at the University’s Anne McLaren Building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, has reached a new milestone following a unique...

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Hunting for Covid-19 variants

Hunting for Covid-19 variants

Towards the middle of December, a sombre Matt Hancock, UK Health Secretary, stood up to deliver an address to the House of...

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National drug trial to prevent deaths after Covid patients leave hospital

National drug trial to prevent deaths after Covid patients leave hospital

A UK-wide study is being launched to reduce the number of people who die in the months following a stay in hospital with Covid-19. The...

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New Vision for Cambridge Biomedical Campus Launched

New Vision for Cambridge Biomedical Campus Launched

Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is launching a new vision for the campus, with a request for the people of Cambridge to get directly...

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Pandemic restrictions aggravating known triggers for self-harm and poor mental health among children and young people

Pandemic restrictions aggravating known triggers for self-harm and poor mental health among children and young people

Writing in The BMJ, Professor Tamsin Ford at the University of Cambridge and colleagues say deterioration in mental health is clearest...

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Sugar purchased in soft drinks fell 10% following introduction of industry levy

Sugar purchased in soft drinks fell 10% following introduction of industry levy

While the volume of soft drinks purchased did not change, the amount of sugar in those drinks was 30g lower per household per week, which...

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