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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, microbiology and genomics, including setting up and leading a novel coronavirus vaccine…


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…


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

Men can be nurses too

Historically nursing was perceived as a female profession and medicine a male profession. Fortunately, we know the stereotypes are changing. This year is International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020, a year-long celebration of NHS nurses and midwives during Florence…


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 this message. “Here we are celebrating 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale. We find ourselves in…


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Date: 17 April 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

NIHR Cambridge BRC and CRF begin working on new COVID-19 study

Research staff from NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility (CRF) are being deployed onto the wards at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) to start using a new test for a research trial into COVID-19.


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Date: 16 April 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Testing Methods Sourcing Platform for COVID-19

A new platform has been created to help work on new or existing methods of testing for COVID-19 . New and novel solutions are being sought via a new open testing methods platform. The platform is open to share and…


Professor Roman Hovorka

Date: 19 March 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

World’s first artificial pancreas app licensed for people with type 1 diabetes in UK

Pioneering diabetes researcher Professor Roman Hovorka launched the world’s first licensed, downloadable artificial pancreas app for people with type 1 diabetes.


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Date: 9 March 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Celebrating International Women’s Day

The NIHR Cambridge BRC highlighted the women working on research at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. One of the women they featured, was Jo Piper, our CRF manager.


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Date: 29 January 2020
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Depression trial prompts call for funding boost

More needs to be invested in mental health to find new treatments, since around a third of patients do not respond to anti-depressants currently available. That is the message from an honorary Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) consultant…


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Date: 17 December 2019
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Finding Owen a diagnosis 

Owen was six months old when his parents noticed a few health concerns and he was invited to take part in the 100,000 Genomes project. The findings showed a gene that might be affecting him called THRA, a rare thyroid…


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Date: 21 October 2019
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Your Path In Research

To support improved patient outcomes there is a need for health and care professionals to become more involved in research and expand their knowledge. The NIHR announced the start of an exciting new campaign, Your Path in Research, which coincides with…


Date: 21 October 2019
Category: CRF News
Author: Caroline McMahon

Record number of patients take part in clinical research

More people take part in NIHR research in the Eastern region than ever before! It has been announced that over 45,000 people – more than ever before – took part in NHS research in the Eastern region over the last…


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Date: 17 September 2019
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Peanut allergies affected by exercise and sleep deprivation, new study finds

Sleep deprivation and exercise can make people with peanut allergies more sensitive, a study at Addenbrooke’s Hospital has found. Published on 17 September in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the team found that exercise and sleep deprivation each…


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Date: 11 June 2019
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Double honour as Cambridge researchers receive most prestigious awards from the American Diabetes Association This year, the American Diabetes Association has awarded its two most prestigious scientific honours to researchers from the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS) and…


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Date: 24 May 2019
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Be part of research for International Clinical Trials Day

To celebrate International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) held on 20 May 2019, the CRF took part in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) #BePartofResearch campaign. The aim: to encourage more patients, carers and the public to get involved with…


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Date: 5 April 2019
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

CRF makes front page 

Did you see the CRF in the Cambridge Independent in February? Katie Carr, metabolic nutritionist, featured on the front page and double page spread of the health supplement. The article discussed why some people find it difficult to loose weight…


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Date: 6 March 2019
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Clinical trials launch at CRF for new prostate biopsy device  

A device developed by a Cambridge researcher to make prostate biopsies safer has begun clinical trials at the NIHR Cambridge CRF. University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) researcher and urologist, Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam (right), first developed the CamProbe…


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Date: 27 November 2018
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

HRH The Duchess Of Cornwall visits Cambridge CRF to see the artificial pancreas

    Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visited Addenbrooke’s Hospital on Tuesday 27 November to see the world-leading type 1 diabetes technology being developed there by Professor Roman Hovorka of the University of Cambridge. The Duchess, who is President of the type 1 diabetes…


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Date: 21 June 2018
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

CCRC L5 nominated for team award

The CCRC L5 staff have been nominated for a Cambridge University Hospitals ‘You Made a Difference’ team award. The award aims to recognise both teams and individual staff members who have ‘made a difference’ to patients, visitors or colleagues. The…


Date: 21 May 2018
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

National research awareness survey results

The Cambridge CRF took part in a national research awareness survey, where patients, staff and young people around the UK were asked about their understanding of health research.  So far, the survey has received nearly 2,000 responses. Click on the…


Professor Roman Hovorka

Date: 16 May 2018
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Roman talks about the Artificial Pancreas

Roman Hovorka was interviewed earlier this year by DigiBete – an online platform with information and educational resources for Type 1 Diabetes – to talk about the Artificial Pancreas.  The device measures blood glucose levels continuously and transmit the information to a…


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Date: 3 May 2018
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Challenge Project

Challenge projects are developed in close collaboration with partners in industry, healthcare and academia, in association with Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology staff.  They provide a unique opportunity to develop:  a practical understanding of science practical science skills curriculum…


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Date: 24 November 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Young people in research programme launches

In collaboration with the NIHR/Wellcome Trust Cambridge CRF and Trust’s Work Experience team, the NIHR Cambridge BRC Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) team have launched a Young People in Research Programme. Twenty sixth-formers (from six local colleges) joined in October and…


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Date: 3 August 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Cambridge welcomes next generation of scientists

On Thursday 3rd August, the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre welcomed the London International Youth Science Forum. Entering its 59th edition, the two week trip for young scientists aged between 16-21 from over 70 different countries, got to visit some of…


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Date: 19 July 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Researchers win Public Engagement in Research Award

Researchers from Cambridge’s departments of Medicine and Clinical Biochemistry have won a prestigious award for public engagement in research. Since the commencement of their research programme to develop drugs to treat Type 1 diabetes, Dr Waldron-Lynch, Ms. Kennet and Ms. Anselmiova…


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Date: 15 June 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Research never sleeps

Did you catch #CUHNightshift?  Run by the main Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) communications department, the team went round the hospital and tweeted throughout the night to show people what happens at CUH when most of us are asleep. The NIHR Cambridge…


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Date: 15 June 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Cambridge CRF takes part in ICTD

The NIHR Cambridge CRF team took part in an event run by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) on Thursday 18th May to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH). ICTD is part of a national…


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Date: 15 June 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Trial to test for Barrett’s oesophagus launches in GP surgeries across UK

Funded by the Cambridge CRUK, developed at the NIHR Cambridge BRC and Cambridge CRF, trials have begun in GP surgeries allowing primary care staff to test for Barrett’s oesophagus. Researchers hope to assess whether the Cytosponge – pill on a  string, will increase the…


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Date: 30 May 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Cambridge CRF nurses come out on top 

Two of our NIHR Cambridge CRF nurses have won top prizes at a research conference in Cambridge. The Cambridge Research Conference is an annual event organised by Professor Christi Deaton to support the sharing of research projects and research training experiences/opportunities. The…


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Date: 17 May 2017
Category: CRF News
Author: Vivienne Pittas

Children’s board: We are listening event

Jon Hassler-Hurst, Lead Paediatric Research Nurse at The Ipswich Hospital took part in a Cambridge Clinical Research Facility (CRF) event on Saturday 1 October which focused on getting young people involved in the development of their social media strategy. Jon presented on how he and the network…


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