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Changes can be detected in BRCA1 breast cells before they turn cancerous

9 March 2021

Researchers at the University of Cambridge may have found the earliest changes that occur in seemingly healthy breast tissue long before any tumours appear, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.

Multiple sclerosis research boosted with £1.85million funding for Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair

19 February 2021

The MS Society has awarded £1.85million of new funding for its research in Cambridge, as part of their fight to stop multiple sclerosis (MS). Scientists aim to find new treatments, faster, for tens of thousands of people living with progressive forms of MS in the UK, who currently have nothing to stop disability progression.

Lab-grown ‘mini-bile ducts’ used to repair human livers in regenerative medicine first

18 February 2021

Scientists have used a technique to grow bile duct organoids – often referred to as ‘mini-organs’ – in the lab and shown that these can be used to repair damaged human livers. This is the first time that the technique has been used on human organs.

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