The Cambridge ‘Medical’ Science Festival


13-03-2014

Cambridge Hospitals (CUH) in partnership with the Cambridge Science Festival is proud to welcome visitors to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) to explore some of the life-changing medical research conducted in Cambridge.

This is the first time in the 20 year history of the Festival that CUH has been invited to showcase its expertise alongside the work of the University.

Demonstrations, exhibitions and talks will take place at Cambridge Hospitals from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 23 March

Visitors, families and journalists are welcome to talk to clinical researchers, take part in hands on activities and learn about how their work can change lives and  shape the future.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Baby Brain
    Take a look inside our brain imaging unit which specialises in studying the newborn brain and see how neuro critical care is making a difference to young lives. The team will be on hand to show how the technology works by demonstrating on willing volunteers how they measure brain oxygen levels.
  • Cracking the Peanut Allergy
    Hear the scientists who developed a treatment for children with peanut allergy, speak publicly for the first time. Ask questions and learn how this immunotherapy works and how it might be used as a treatment for other allergy patients.
  • Robo Doc
    See firsthand how state-of-the-art robotic technology is providing new solutions in prostate cancer treatment. World leading surgeons will demonstrate the four armed Da Vinci robotic system, simulating keyhole surgery and minimally invasive techniques used to remove cancerous prostates.

For more information about what’s on offer at CUH and the wider Festival see: www.cam.ac.uk/science-festival

 

Cambridge University Hospitals is one of the largest and best known trusts in the country. As the local hospital for our community we deliver care through Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals.

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