Helping profoundly deaf patients to hear
15 to 20% of patients find cochlea implants ineffective, with speech, music and other sounds horribly distorted and background noise overwhelming. Even the...
Sensory toys from the toy library
When your child has special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and your family is also struggling with challenges such as poverty or unemployment, life...
Beta cell immunology
Investigating the role of individual immune systems in type 1 diabetes
Researchers around the world have been investigating the autoimmune response which causes type 1 diabetes with the aim of influencing that response and so...
Helping children to face family bereavement
Cambridgeshire charity STARS recognised a gap in local services for children faced with an imminent bereavement of a parent, or other close family member.
Helping patients towards mental stability
Red2Green offers practical help to work through issues such as debt, risk of homelessness, drug and alcohol use.
Retinal photograph of a patient with cryotherapy scars at the far peripheral retina
Exploring the retina and the loss of peripheral vision
Dr Peter Thomas, a consultant paediatric ophthalmologist, is leading a very intriguing research project that could provide enormous benefits for patients with...
Errors in the genome and their role in dementia
A project led by renowned neurologist Professor Patrick Chinnery, of the Cambridge BRC, aims to unravel the role in dementia of ‘somatic mutations’ in the...
Increasing the supply of donor organs for transplant
The team led by Professor Chris Watson at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine have been investigating the possibilities provided by livers...
Extracellular membrane vesicles associated with a long cellular process on a neural stem cell, imaged by a scanning electron microscope. From Iraci, Gaude et al. Extracellular vesicles are independent metabolic units with asparaginase activity. Nat Chem Biol. 2017 Sep;13(9):951-955
Revealing the mechanisms of stem cell communication
The Pluchino Lab is excited that they have proved that stem cell therapeutics can work by communicating with other cells, promoting the healing of the injured...