Jane Goodall was brought up to think independently. But, like many women, she had to overcome a lack of confidence to progress in her career. Now, she’s determined to encourage other female scientists to aim high. A keen walker, she balances life in the lab with landscape photography. READ MORE
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 […]
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 […]
Can whole genome sequencing provide the forensic information needed to map and control the global spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria?
Although anti-HIV drugs can significantly prolong life, patients must take the drugs for the rest of their lives. New approaches to therapeutics may hold the answer to finding a cure for HIV.
A team from Cambridge University which included member of the Dept of Medicine has won the £1,000 top prize in the annual contest co-organised by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the University of Nottingham Institute for Enterprise and Innovation (UNIEI). Photograph copyright to Tim Gander 2012.
Scientists have discovered a patient-friendly and efficient way to make stem cells out of blood, increasing the hope that scientists could one day use stem cells made from patients’ own cells to treat cardiovascular disease. Their research was published today in the journal Stem Cells: Translational Medicine.
For the first time, researchers have used DNA sequencing to help bring an infectious disease outbreak in a hospital to a close. Researchers from the the University of Cambridge, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and Cambridge University Hospitals used advanced DNA sequencing technologies to confirm the presence of an ongoing outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus […]
Study highlights benefits of rapid whole-genome sequencing In a new study released today in New England Journal of Medicine, researchers demonstrate that whole genome sequencing can provide clinically relevant data on bacterial transmission within a timescale that can influence infection control and patient management.Scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University of Cambridge, and […]
Researchers from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (Dr Sanjay Sinha and Ms Christine Cheung) and the Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine (Prof Roger Pedersen and Dr Andreia Bernardo) have for the first time been able to reproduce three of the major embryonic developmental pathways for vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in the culture dish. This system […]