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Vaccine

Date: 25 November 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Com-COV 3 COVID-19 vaccine study calls on teenager volunteers in Cambridgeshire

Researchers running the University of Oxford-led Com-COV programme have started enrolling young people aged 12 to 16 years old to receive a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, including Cambridgeshire.


Vaccination

Date: 21 October 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Positive phase 3 results reported in trial for new Covid-19 vaccine

A clinical trial supported by the NIHR Cambridge CRF for a new vaccine against COVID-19 has received positive Phase 3 results.


Professor-Rebecca-Fitzgerald

Date: 7 October 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald awarded The Don Listwin award

Congratulations to researcher, Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, who has received the Don Listwin Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Early Detection.


Julian Hough - patient

Date: 7 October 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Could a cancer drug be key to helping patients recover from a heart attack?

A stage 2 trial is underway in Cambridge to investigate whether a cancer drug could improve the recovery of heart attack patients, by targeting the immune system.


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Date: 4 October 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Creating a new diagnostic test for oesophageal cancer

It has been 20 years since Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald came up with the idea of the cytosponge. Find out how the new device was created and how the NIHR Cambridge CRF supported the early clinical trials.


Eye

Date: 1 September 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Researchers eye up new gene therapy trial that could reverse hereditary blindness

Restoration of sight from a rare genetic mutation may now become a reality thanks to a prestigious award from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Moorfields Eye Charity.


Prof Sir Stephen O’Rahilly and Prof. Sadaf Farooqi

Date: 24 August 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Cambridge researchers win Croonian Medal and Lecture 2022

Congratulations to Cambridge researchers Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly and Professor Sadaf Farooqi, who have been awarded the Croonian Medal and Lecture 2022 from the Royal Society.


CCRC Level 3 team - Red4Research

Date: 24 June 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Red4Research

On 18th June, we asked our team to wear Red4Research to show their support and appreciation for all those participating, undertaking and supporting COVID-19 research.


Cytosponge mobile unit

Date: 17 June 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Cambridge GPs launch ‘pill on a string’ cancer check

Cambridge device to spot early signs of cancer is being trialled for the first time to GP patients in the UK.


Peter Cov-Boost trial participant

Date: 14 June 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Cambridge begins world-first COVID-19 vaccine booster study

Researchers in Cambridge have welcomed their first participants in a new UK study to understand the effects of a ‘booster’ dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.


Cov-Boost study

Date: 21 May 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

World-first covid-19 vaccine booster study launches in Eastern region

Volunteers from the East of England will soon be able to receive a third ‘booster’ COVID-19 vaccine through a new Government-funded clinical trial.


Be Part of Research logo

Date: 20 May 2021
Category: CRF Newsnews category 1
Author: Caroline McMahon

International Clinical Trials Day 2021

To celebrate International Clinical Trials Day 2021, we are publishing a series of posts on social media of personal stories of what research means to them.


Professor Sadaf Farooqi

Date: 6 May 2021
Category: CRF NewsIndustry News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Royal Society elects Professor Sadaf Farooqi

The Royal Society announced in May that Professor Sadaf Farooqi, Professor of Metabolism and Medicine, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge, is among this year’s newly elected fellows.


Colin

Date: 15 March 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Why I took part in Covid-19 Research

With the help of research, we now have insights on how to treat Covid-19, but still very little information with the long-term effects of COVID-19, particularly what the ongoing medical, psychological and rehabilitation needs are for this group of patients, and enable them to make as full a recovery as possible.


Thank you from NIHR logo

Date: 15 March 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Covid-19 Research1 Year on: Meet Our Outreach Team

The NIHR Cambridge CRF are supporting COVID Platform Trials, 7 days a week, working alongside the medics in screening patients who meet the criteria for Covid-19 Therapeutic Trials: TACTIC R, TACTIC E, DARE-19 and RECOVERY. 


Dr Mike Weekes

Date: 11 January 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Honour for expert who set up early testing for Covid-19

Dr Michael Weekes, has been awarded a British Empire Medal for his services to for services to the NHS during Covid-19.


Image scientist in hood

Date: 11 January 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Covid-19: Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine approved for use in UK

On 30 December 2020, we woke up to the news that we had been waiting for, Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved!


Dale silver medal

Date: 11 January 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Professor Farooqi awarded the Dale Medal 2021

Congratulations to Professor Farooqi, who has been awarded the Dale Medal 2021, the highest accolade bestowed by The Society for Endocrinology.


UKCRF Network logo

Date: 11 January 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

UKCRF Network shared what we did during Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has required an urgent response from both clinicians and researchers across the UK to clinically support patients and ensure clinical research studies are set-up rapidly to find effective diagnostics, treatments and vaccines.


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Date: 4 September 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Combining PCR and antibody tests at point of care dramatically increases COVID-19 detection in hospitalised patients

Cambridge University Hospitals has piloted the use of combined rapid point-of-care nucleic acid and antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection after researchers showed that this approach was superior to virus detection alone for diagnosing COVID-19 disease.


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Date: 27 August 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

INCLUDE, making health research more inclusive

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) INCLUDE steering group, following discussions with key stakeholders, ongoing research and hosting a series of events, are delighted to have developed new guidance.


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Date: 24 August 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Rapid Covid testing results published

April 2020, research staff from NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility were deployed onto the wards at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) to start using a new test for a research trial to diagnose COVID-19.


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Date: 24 August 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

What are the after effects of Coronavirus?

Addenbrooke’s has set up a number of clinics to specifically help patients address any ongoing health issues, one of the clinics is the Complex Covid Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) clinic for patients with complex needs who need to be seen by two or more specialities, such as a neurologist or a respiratory consultant.


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Date: 10 August 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Cytosponge and BEST 3 Trial feature on Look East

A ‘pill on a string’ pill test can identify ten times more people with Barrett’s Oesophagus than the current usual GP route, according to a new study funded by Cancer Research UK and published this week in The Lancet.


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Date: 10 August 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Nature’s epidural: Genetic variant may explain why some women don’t need pain relief during childbirth

Women who do not need pain relief during childbirth may be carriers of a key genetic variant that acts a natural epidural, say scientists at the University of Cambridge.


Cytosponge

Date: 31 July 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Sponge on a string test to transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis

A ‘sponge on a string’ pill test can identify ten times more people with Barrett’s oesophagus than the usual GP route, according to a new study funded by Cancer Research UK and published in The Lancet.


CRF staff

Date: 9 July 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Dr Estee Török on tackling Covid-19

Dr Estee Török, is a Honorary Consultant in infectious Diseases and Microbiology and Principal Investigator at Cambridge University Hospital, talks about her experiences and passion for infectious diseases and leading a novel coronavirus vaccine ‘COV002’ trial, in Cambridge.


Front entrance of CCRC

Date: 29 June 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

COV002: Covid-19 Vaccine Trial

The COV002 trial aims to assess how well people across a broad range of ages could be protected from COVID-19 using a new vaccine called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19. It will also provide valuable information on safety of the vaccine and its ability to generate good immune responses against the virus.


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Date: 28 May 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Men can be nurses too

This year is International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020, a year-long celebration of NHS nurses and midwives during Florence Nightingale’s bicentennial year and we would like to highlight two of our male nurses and share their nursing careers.


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Date: 12 May 2020
Category: CRF Newsnews category 1
Author: Caroline McMahon

Celebrating International Nurses Day 2020

12 May 2020 is International Nurses Day. Caroline Saunders, our Clinical Director of Operations takes a moment to reflect and to share her thoughts.


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