The Wellcome Trust-Cambridge Center for Global Health Research supports researchers working in public health and tropical medicine to develop their careers, and foster interchange between institutions in the UK and those based in low- and middle-income countries. The center works in close collaboration with The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and its overseas academic partners to […]
Archives for 2015
Christmas/New Year Closing Dates and Application/Expenditure Statement Deadlines Research Operations will close for the Christmas/New Year break on Thursday, 24 December 2015. In order to help us manage new work received, or with deadlines falling during this period of closure and during the first week in January 2016 (which is a very busy period), PIs […]
To maintain the high standards of research practice at Cambridge, the University will uphold the commitments outlined in Universities UK’s Concordat to Support Research Integrity. The Concordat sets out a series of responsibilities for researchers and employers of researchers, compliance with which is now a condition of HEFCE and RCUK funding. Below are guidelines from […]
UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network (UKPIN) Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 Congratulations to Dr Dinakantha Suramya Kumararatne who has been a warded the UKPIN Lifetime Achievement Award for his unstinting service to the primary immune deficiency community throughout his career, specifically in the field of mycobacterial disease and cytokine defects.
Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan is, it’s fair to say, a world authority on the biology of TB. She studies the disease – one which most people will know of as a disease of the lungs – using what at first sight seems an unusual model: the zebrafish. “What most people don’t realise is that about 40% […]
12th October -30th October 2015 The clinical Schools staff survey provides all employees working in the school with the opportunity to say what you think about a range of workplace topics. An email link to the web-survey will be sent to you.
The small tumours concealed in the adrenal gland are “unmasked” in early pregnancy, when a sudden surge of hormones fires them into life, leading to raised blood pressure and causing risk to patients. New research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine conducted by a team led by Professor Morris Brown, professor of clinical […]
Spironolactone, one of a range of drugs given according to doctors’ preference to patients with resistant hypertension (high blood pressure that doesn’t respond to a standard drug treatment), is in fact “outstandingly superior” to the alternatives, researchers have found. They recommend it should now be the first choice for such patients, and say that – […]
Bone researchers in the University Departments of Medicine (Dr Ken Poole’s group) and Engineering have teamed up with sports scientists from Loughborough University to show the beneficial effects of short bursts of exercise on bone health. The HIP-HOP study (part-funded by the National Osteoporosis Society) proved that a single 3-minute bout of multidirectional hopping exercise performed […]
EMINENT Initiative – Cambridge key player in the successful £16 million consortium bid to crack difficult inflammatory diseases such as COPD and Fibrosis Cambridge was part of a successful £16 million bid to work with the MRC, GSK and four other UK universities to improve scientists’ understanding of inflammatory and fibrotic diseases using experimental medicine […]