Cambridge University has launched the world’s first licensed, downloadable artificial pancreas app for people with type 1 diabetes , based on over a decade of research by Professor Roman Hovorka at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The CamAPS FX app works with an insulin pump and a glucose monitor to automatically deliver insulin to people living with the condition via a complex algorithm.
The new study of the University of Cambridge suggests that inflammation is usually the body’s response to injury and stress – such as the redness and swelling that accompanies an injury or infection. However, inflammation in the brain – known as neuroinflammation – has been recognised and linked to many disorders including depression, psychosis and multiple sclerosis. It has also recently been linked to the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The malaria parasite uses a specific molecule on its surface to get around a mosquito’s immune system, allowing it to invade and infect humans.The molecule could be targeted by new transmission-blocking vaccines, or even thwarted by genetically modified mosquitos. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was led by scientists at Imperial College London.