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Date: 11 May 2022
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

International Nurses’ Day 2022

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The theme for the 2022 is Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health. To celebrate we…


vaccination

Date: 10 May 2022
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose provides stronger immunity boost than third dose, shows study run in East of England

COVID-19 vaccines given as fourth doses in the UK offer excellent boosting immunity protection, according to the latest results from a nationwide study supported by NIHR Cambridge CRF.


The CamAPS FX artificial pancreas

Date: 7 April 2022
Category: CRF News
Author: Helen Morris

Nationwide NHS trial of artificial pancreas developed in Cambridge

The NIHR Cambridge CRF has delivered over 30 separate studies to support the development of an artificial pancreas, which is now being included in a nationwide trial in the NHS.


CRF patient Eliska and mother

Date: 1 April 2022
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Cambridge recruits first patient to national inflammation study

A new trial taking place in UK to look at the best treatment for vasculitis has recruited its first patient at the NIHR Cambridge CRF– a child aged 10.


Depression

Date: 9 March 2022
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Team exploring how inflammation affects cognitive performance in people with depression

Research has found that inflammation may influence cognitive problems for people with depression, highlighting a new target to improve treatment.


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Date: 8 March 2022
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on the 08 of March every year. It’s focuses on highlighting women, calling for equal opportunities and removing discrimination. The theme for 2022 is ‘Breaking the Bias’. 


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Date: 28 February 2022
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Cambridge CRF receives new funding boost for delivery of early stage clinical research

The NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility (CRF) has been awarded new funding to support its research over the next 5 years, including an uplift on historical funding levels. The CRF supports studies which test new treatments in patients for the…


Ovarian Cancer research

Date: 11 February 2022
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Taking part in ovarian cancer research

Meet the women who have been participating in vital cancer research in Cambridge.


Heart

Date: 31 January 2022
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Cancer drug gives hope in treating heart attacks

A trial supported by the NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility has found a drug used to treat cancer could help with heart attack recovery.


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Date: 24 January 2022
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

1,000 Covid patients sign up to UK drug trial

A study funded by the NIHR Cambridge BRC and supported by the NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility, has enrolled a thousand Covid patients to find new treatments for the long term consequences of the disease.


Sofia and Sam artificial pancreas study

Date: 20 January 2022
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Artificial pancreas proves ‘life-changing’ for very young children with type 1 diabetes and their families

An artificial pancreas developed by Cambridge researchers and supported by the NIHR Cambridge CRF, has found it is both safe to use and more effective at managing blood sugar levels in young children than current technology.


Date: 20 December 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

NICE prostate guidelines updated based on Cambridge research

A Cambridge developed model to risk-categorise prostate cancer has been added to the NICE guidelines and adopted as standard practice in the NHS. 


Cov-BOOST Cambridge team

Date: 15 December 2021
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Immune responses to COVID booster vaccination; results of an UK-wide clinical trial

Results published in The Lancet for the COV-BOOST study, which was supported by the NIHR Cambridge CRF


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!


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