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Covid-19

Covid Research at Cambridge Cardiovascular. The British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence is supporting a number of Cambridge Cardiovascular researchers who are involved in COVID-19 research projects and working collaboratively with researchers across the University of Cambridge and at other institutions across the UK.

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Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute

We are raising funds to build a dedicated Heart and Lung Research Institute in Cambridge

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Spotlight on Research

We have started a new article series to highlight some ongoing research in Cambridge - follow this link to find out more!

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Group leaders in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from potential group leaders in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine

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Fellow recognised for research into “devastating” medical condition

Jul 02, 2020

Professor Nick Morrell (2013) has been awarded the John Vane Medal by the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary University of London. The award is presented annually to celebrate outstanding achievement linked to the Nobel Prize-winning research interests of the late Sir John Vane.

New artificial heart valve could transform open-heart surgery

Jun 30, 2020

A new type of artificial heart valve, made of long-lived polymers, could mean that millions of patients with diseased heart valves will no longer require lifelong blood-thinning medication after valve replacement surgery.

Toni Vidal-Puig – Leading with Empathy Through the Covid-19 Pandemic

Jun 08, 2020

Professor Antonio Vidal-Puig is Professor of Molecular Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Cambridge. Reflecting on the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the research landscape. Toni tells in an interview with the BHF, how the BHF CRE have supported the research, about fundraising for PPE, testing the strength of global networks, and what we can learn from the crisis.

British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence pump priming funds

Jun 08, 2020

BHF CRE pump priming funds are being used to support a Multi-modality imaging and immunophenotyping of COVID-19 related myocardial injury project.

Repurposing existing drugs for COVID-19 a more rapid alternative to a vaccine, say researchers

May 11, 2020

"[Repurposed drugs] will have already been shown to be safe and so, if they can now be shown to be effective in COVID-19, they could be brought to clinical use relatively quickly" Anthony Davenport

Switching on a key cancer gene could provide first curative treatment for heart disease

Apr 14, 2020

Researchers trying to turn off a gene that allows cancers to spread have made a surprising U-turn. By making the gene overactive and functional in the hearts of mice, they have triggered heart cell regeneration

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