Prof Margaret Ashcroft to lead a multidisciplinary project partnership and is awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal College of Radiologists

Prof Margaret Ashcroft has been awarded a Cancer Research UK (CR-UK) Bayer Healthcare co-funded drug discovery award to progress her group’s novel hypoxia signalling small molecule inhibitors towards clinical development. Prof Margaret Ashcroft will lead the multidisciplinary project partnership with Bayer, and involves her collaborations with University College London (UCL) School of Pharmacy and Cancer Research […]

Hip, Hop, Hooray

Bone researchers in the University Departments of Medicine 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 daily thickened the […]

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Andres Floto has been appointed as Professor of Respiratory Biology

Andres Floto has been appointed as Professor of Respiratory  Biology from 1st December 2014, Andres research group works on the molecular basis of phagocytosis and phagosomal function, how these processes influence the host responses to bacterial and mycobacterial infection, and how cell-autonomous immunity can be therapeutically enhanced.  The group is also utilising population-level whole genome […]

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£2 million funding for a major Departmental refurbishment

The University of Cambridge Clinical School and University of Cambridge are jointly funding a major  refurbishment of laboratories, seminar rooms and meeting rooms in the department, in addition the refurbishment will also fund the expansion of key support services providing much better provision for sterile laboratory-ware and long-term bio-banking in purpose built -80oC and liquid […]

£2 million pound funding for a major Departmental refurbishment

  The University of Cambridge Clinical School and University of Cambridge are jointly funding a major  refurbishment of laboratories, seminar rooms and meeting rooms in the department, in addition the refurbishment will also fund the expansion of key support services providing much better provision for sterile laboratory-ware and long-term bio-banking in purpose built -80oC and […]

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New study into traumatic brain injury aims to match therapy to individual patients

(Image :Compared with a normal brain (left), the number of white matter fibres in the brain following a traumatic brain injury (right) can be severely reduced  Credit: Virginia Newcombe, Division of Anaesthesia) A project led by Professor David Menon in the Department of Medicine, together with Professor Andrew Maas of the University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium, […]

School of Clinical Medicine MRC/Sackler Prize PhD Programme

The School of Clinical Medicine is offering eight fully funded PhD studentships and seeks outstanding, highly motivated students to commence in October 2014. Over 40 projects are available covering all the major areas of biomedical research within the School. Successful students, based in specific Departments, will have access to excellent research facilities, opportunities for collaboration […]

New advances in Inflammatory, autoimmune and infectious diseases

Scientists from the Department of Medicine have recently published major advances in our understanding of a number of important diseases including inflammatory bowel disorder,  rheumatoid arthritis, malaria, recurrent respiratory and virus infections.  READ MORE   Scientists discover genetic disease which causes recurrent respiratory infections Discovery could lead to new treatments for this genetic disorder Cambridge […]