Capture 4 - Study identifies brain networks that play crucial role in suicide risk

Study identifies brain networks that play crucial role in suicide risk

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An international team of researchers has identified key networks within the brain which they say interact to increase the risk that an individual will think about – or attempt – suicide. Writing in Molecular Psychiatry, the researchers say that their review of existing literature highlights how little research has been done into one of the world’s major killers, particularly among the…

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Capture 3 - Cambridge joins new transatlantic research alliance to detect cancer at its earliest stage

Cambridge joins new transatlantic research alliance to detect cancer at its earliest stage

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The University of Cambridge will be a partner in a new transatlantic research alliance announced today to help more people beat cancer through early detection. Cancer Research UK will invest up to £40 million over the next five years into the International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED). ACED is a partnership between Cancer Research UK, Canary Center at Stanford…

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pict 1 - Type 2 diabetes remission possible with ‘achievable’ weight loss, say researchers

Type 2 diabetes remission possible with ‘achievable’ weight loss, say researchers

People who achieve weight loss of 10% or more in the first five years following diagnosis with type 2 diabetes have the greatest chance of seeing their disease go into remission, according to a study led by the University of Cambridge. The findings suggest that it is possible to recover from the disease without intensive lifestyle interventions or extreme calorie…

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pict - The Pict warrior fighting her inner demons

The Pict warrior fighting her inner demons

From an article by Craig Brierley, Head of Research Communications at the University of Cambridge A mist hangs over the water as a Pict warrior paddles her canoe towards the silhouetted shape of a Viking ship, half submerged ahead. Around her, voices, whispers, linger in the air. What’s happening? It’s breathing. Up ahead. He knows she’s getting closer. He can feel her…

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