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We are recruiting!!!

We are now inviting applications for non-clinical and clinical fellowships. These Non- Clinical Fellowships are available for outstanding researchers in basic biomedical science or disciplines outside traditional biological science working at the interfaces of disciplines, particularly where adoption of techniques outside cardiovascular science can accelerate basic and translational research. The Clinical Fellowships provide an exciting opportunity for future leaders in cardiovascular science to pursue a period of full-time research with world-leading investigators and access to state-of-the-art facilities.

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Top UK scientists urge Prime Minister to prevent catastrophic fall in charity research funding

More than 60 of the UK’s top cardiovascular disease and cancer research scientists have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister pressing for urgent financial support for UK medical research charities.

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Fellow recognised for research into “devastating” medical condition

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.

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New artificial heart valve could transform open-heart surgery

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.

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

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.

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British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence pump priming funds

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

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

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

"[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

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

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

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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Cambridge to spearhead £20million alliance to map spread of COVID-19 coronavirus

Cambridge to spearhead £20million alliance to map spread of COVID-19 coronavirus

The University of Cambridge is to take a leading role in a major national effort to help understand and control the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) announced today by the Government and the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser.

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The BHF Big Beat Challenge

The BHF Big Beat Challenge

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has announced its shortlist of four research projects competing for a £30m reward as part of its Big Beat Challenge. International, multi-disciplinary groups of researchers were asked to identify and propose a transformational solution to a significant problem in any heart or circulatory disease. The iMAP team led by Professor Ziad Mallat at the University of Cambridge (UK) has competed with 75 other applicants and is one of four international teams that have been invited to submit a full application.

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