Exercise in young adults with high blood pressure alters blood vessel structure in the brain
10 February 2023
CCRF CVM Department General Publication Research
Exercise changes internal carotid artery size, even when blood pressure is not lowered.
New study reveals role of lymphatic system in bone healing
19 January 2023
Department General IMD MRC HIU MRC WIMM Publication Research
Bones were thought to lack lymphatic vessels, but new research from the Kusumbe Group published in Cell not only locates them within bone tissue, but demonstrates their role in bone and blood cell regeneration and reveals changes associated with aging.
Novel all-in-one vaccine developed to tackle future coronavirus threats
6 July 2022
COVID-19 research HIU COVID-19 research MRC HIU MRC WIMM Publication Research
Up to $30 million in funding has been announced by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to bring a new nanoparticle vaccine offering protection against a range of coronaviruses to clinical trial.
Researchers find genetic ‘fingerprints’ of ancient migrations in modern-day United Arab Emirates
28 February 2022
CVM Department General Publication Research
A team of geneticists and archaeologists have analysed the fine-scale genetic structure and ancestry of nearly 1200 people from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and found genetic traces of population mixing spanning thousands of years.
Study reveals ‘stop-eating’ response to DNA damage
24 November 2021
Department General MRC MHU MRC WIMM NDCLS Publication Research
A new study from the Patel Group sheds light on the mechanism by which DNA damage suppresses appetite, a finding with implications for understanding the appetite lowering side-effects of chemotherapy.
Major research network to investigate body clock and stroke
27 October 2021
Department General IMD OCDEM Publication Research
The University of Oxford is part of a new international research network to investigate the interactions between the biology of the body's internal clock and the disordered physiological processes associated with stroke.
Changes in blood cell production over the human lifetime may hold clues to patterns of disease
16 September 2021
Department General MRC MHU MRC WIMM NDCLS OCH Publication Research
A new paper published this week in Cell Reports reveals that changes in the gene expression of blood stem cells occur across the human lifetime; an important step in the understanding and treatment of blood disorders.
Mechanism behind repair of cancer-inducing mutations discovered
28 July 2021
Department General MRC MHU MRC WIMM Publication Research
New Nature paper uncovers the precise mechanism behind how the BRCA1 protein detects and engages with DNA breaks in the genome, helping to prevent the development of breast and ovarian cancers.
PTH infused insulin pump used as an alternative treatment for young patients with ADH1
13 July 2021
Department General OCDEM Publication Research
Queen Mary University of London and OCDEM researchers develop alternative treatment for patients as young as three months.
Early blood-sugar levels in type 2 diabetes crucial for future prognosis
12 July 2021
DTU Department General OCDEM Publication Research
People who get type 2 diabetes need to gain control of their blood-sugar levels — fast. The years immediately after diagnosis are strikingly critical in terms of their future risk for heart attacks and death.