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New risk calculator to help save many more lives from heart attack and stroke

15 June 2021

A new risk calculator will better predict people at high risk of heart and circulatory diseases years before they strike, and is ready for use across the UK and Europe, according to research published today in the journal European Heart Journal.

Cambridge professor's research could lead to a vaccine to prevent heart attacks

27 May 2021

A team at Cambridge University has been shortlisted for a £30m grant which would support them to create the world's first 3D map of hardened arteries.

Switching off heart protein could protect against heart failure

27 May 2021

Switching off a heart muscle protein could provide a new way for drugs to combat heart failure in people who’ve had a heart attack, according to research we funded and published in the journal Nature. Dr Xuan Li at the University of Cambridge

Could a vaccine protect us against heart attacks?

20 May 2021

Professor Ziad Mallat and his team have been shortlisted for a £30 million grant from the British Heart Foundation. If successful, atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries – could become a thing of the past.

Simple treatment during pregnancy can protect baby from memory problems in later life, study in rats suggests

22 April 2021

A new study in laboratory rats has discovered a direct link between low oxygen in the womb and impaired memory function in the adult offspring. It also finds that anti-oxidant supplements during pregnancy may protect against this.

Machine learning models for diagnosing COVID-19 are not yet suitable for clinical use

23 March 2021

Systematic review finds that machine learning models for detecting and diagnosing COVID-19 from medical images have major flaws and biases, making them unsuitable for use in patients. However, researchers have suggested ways to remedy the problem.

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