Two St Catharine’s Fellows are part of a team of scientists and doctors that showed for the first time that a new assessment tool holds major promise for diagnosing and monitoring large vessel vasculitis (LVV), a group of diseases that affect the body’s blood vessels. LVV is rare but causes chronic inflammation of the larger […]
Economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta receives an elevated knighthood. Sir Partha, the Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, is made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire for services to economics and the natural environment. Another economist, Dr Graham Gudgin, of the Centre for Business Research, is awarded a CBE for services to economic […]
Cambridge scientists have identified a drug that can be repurposed to prevent COVID-19 in research involving a unique mix of ‘mini-organs’, donor organs, animal studies and patients.
The HEAL-COVID trial (Helping to Alleviate the Longer-term consequences of COVID-19) is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) and the Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. To date, more than a thousand NHS patients hospitalised with COVID have taken part in HEAL-COVID, a platform trial that is aiming to find treatments […]
Enzymes are naturally occurring biological catalysts, which enable the chemical transformations required for our bodies to function – from translating the genetic code into proteins, right through to digesting food. Although most enzymes are proteins, some of these crucial reactions are catalysed by RNA, a chemical cousin of DNA, which can fold into enzymes known […]
The consortium has received £2 million from the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council and the Medical Research Council, both part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). It is led by the Pirbright Institute and the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research. Researchers will work closely with experts at government agencies – the Animal and […]
The report – the 2022 Lancet Neurology Commission – has been produced by world-leading experts, including co-lead author Professor David Menon from the Division of Anaesthesia at the University of Cambridge. The Commission documents traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a global public-health problem, which afflicts 55 million people worldwide, costs over US$400 billion (£350 billion) […]
Researchers have been able to alter the blood type of deceased donor kidneys using “molecular scissors”.
A major new institute opens today, bringing together the largest concentration of scientists and clinicians in heart and lung medicine in Europe.
A new study reveals why a highly infectious variant of the cholera bug, which caused large disease outbreaks in the early 1990s, did not cause the eighth cholera pandemic as feared – but instead unexpectedly disappeared. The study analysed samples of O139 Vibrio cholerae, a variant of the bacteria that causes cholera, and discovered significant […]