University of Cambridge

New MS drug proves effective where others have failed

A drug which 'reboots' a person's immune system has been shown to be an effective treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who have already failed to respond to the first drug with which they were treated (a 'first-line' ...

Oct 31, 2012
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Genetic roulette in a new world

In 2003 it was a sensation. No really – it’s probably true that in medicine only the first human heart transplant operation back in 1967 has generated as much publicity. That was in the pre-web ...

Aug 20, 2012
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Commercializing medical device innovation

(Medical Xpress) -- New medical devices take a long time to reach the market – and many never make it. Jon Johnson, a researcher at Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing, is looking at ways of ...

Jul 16, 2012
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Cause of rare growth disease discovered

A rare genetic disease which causes some parts of the body to grow excessively has been linked to a cancer-associated mutation that drives cell growth, potentially paving the way for new treatments. The research ...

Jun 25, 2012
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