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Read more at: 'Good' cholesterol doesn't always lower heart disease risk

'Good' cholesterol doesn't always lower heart disease risk

11 March 2016

New research by Prof John Danesh , Dr Joanna Howson, Dr Adam Butterworth , and others shows that high levels of 'good' high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) do not always lower the risk of heart disease. The findings, published this week in Science, will help scientists develop new heart disease treatments that...


Read more at: Morphogen IX attracts funding to develop treatment for PAH

Morphogen IX attracts funding to develop treatment for PAH

21 January 2016

Morphogen-IX has attracted seed funding to develop a new treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This potential treatment based on 15 years of research by Prof Nick Morrell and others will target the major pathway implicated in genetic studies of patients and, if successful, will provide the first disease-...


Read more at: Distinct cell populations differentially regulate cancer-associated thrombosis

Distinct cell populations differentially regulate cancer-associated thrombosis

11 January 2016

Cancer patients commonly suffer from thrombosis and thrombotic complications including pulmonary embolism. Researchers in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience have recently shown that hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF1) in different cell types can regulate cancer-induced hypercoagulation. HIF1 is...


Read more at: hPSC safe to use in regenerative medicine

hPSC safe to use in regenerative medicine

17 December 2015

In a research project funded by the British Heart Foundation, Ms Victoria Mascetti and Professor Roger Pedersen have shown that it is possible to successfully transplant human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) into the mouse embryo and that they then develop and grow normally. hPSCs come from two sources for use in...


Read more at: EPSRC awards Cambridge £2M for a new Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Healthcare

EPSRC awards Cambridge £2M for a new Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Healthcare

18 September 2015

Investigators in the School of Clinical Medicine and the Department of Pure Mathematics & Mathematical Statistics have been awarded a £2M grant by the EPSRC to establish an EPSRC Centre for Mathematical and Statistical Analysis of Multimodal Clinical Imaging . The award is led by Prof John Aston (Pure Mathematics...


Read more at: Sodium Fluoride PET identifies active unstable plaques

Sodium Fluoride PET identifies active unstable plaques

10 July 2015

New research led by Dr Anthony Davenport and Dr James Rudd shows that unstable plaques in arteries can be reliably identified using sodium fluoride and PET/CT scanning. The technique could help in the early diagnosis of high-risk patients and in the development of new therapeutics. Atherosclerosis – hardening of the...


Read more at: Combination of diabetes and heart disease shorten life expectancy significantly

Combination of diabetes and heart disease shorten life expectancy significantly

7 July 2015

Researchers led by Dr Emanuele Di Angelantonio and Professor John Danesh (Department of Public Health & Primary Care) have analysed more than 135,000 deaths that occurred during prolonged follow-up of nearly 1.2 million participants in population cohorts. They used the data to provide estimates of reductions in life...


Read more at: Breakthrough in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Research

Breakthrough in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Research

16 June 2015

A study led by Professor Nick Morrell has used a recombinant protein to successfully treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in three animal models and in human endothelial cell cultures. PAH is a debilitating disease that affects the blood vessels in the lungs and leads to heart failure. Currently the only available...


Read more at: Prof John Danesh and Dr Sarah Teichmann become AMS Fellows

Prof John Danesh and Dr Sarah Teichmann become AMS Fellows

11 May 2015

The Academy of Medical Sciences announced today 48 new Fellows . Among these are two Principal Investigators of the BHF Cambridge Centre for Cardiovascular Research Excellence: Professor John Danesh is the Head of the Department of Public Health & Primary Care and the BHF Professor of Epidemiology & Medicine. Dr...


Read more at: BHF 4-Year PhD Student Conference 2015
BHF 4-Year PhD Student Conference 2015

BHF 4-Year PhD Student Conference 2015

6 May 2015

Thursday March 26 th 2015 marked the fourth Annual British Heart Foundation 4-year PhD Student Conference. This year, the BHF-funded event was hosted by the University of Cambridge at St Catharine’s College. The conference was attended by 135 PhD students from universities spanning the entirety of the UK including Oxford...


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