Diabetes Sniffer Dogs Inspire New Treatment

A chemical found in our breath could provide a flag to warn of dangerously-low blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The finding, published in the journal Diabetes Care, could explain why some dogs can be trained to spot the warning signs in patients. [...]

By |2016-07-14T11:24:54+00:00July 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Approach Could Help Identify Side-Effects at Early Stages of Drug Development

An approach that could reduce the chances of drugs failing during the later stages of clinical trials has been demonstrated by a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The technique involves identifying genetic variants that mimic the action of a drug on its intended target and then checking in large [...]

By |2016-06-02T12:13:08+00:00June 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Neighbourhoods Responsible for Inequalities in Health, Study Finds

People who live or work near to a greater number of takeaway outlets are more likely to eat more takeaway food and to be overweight, but new research indicates that neighbourhoods that are saturated with fast food outlets may be particularly unhealthy for people who are socioeconomically disadvantaged. The study from the Centre for Diet [...]

By |2016-05-13T08:40:33+00:00May 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Human Embryos Developed through Early Post-Implantation Stages for First Time

A new technique that allows embryos to develop in vitro beyond to the post-implantation stage (when the embryo would normally implant into the womb) has been developed by scientists at the University of Cambridge, allowing them to analyse for the first time key stages of human embryo development up to 13 days after fertilisation. The [...]

By |2016-05-05T15:55:47+00:00May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments