Welcome to CCSF
The Comparative Clinical Research Foundation (CCSF) has been set up to promote new world-class clinical research aimed at achieving a fundamental understanding of the major killer diseases in both humans and animals.
Bringing together medical and veterinary researchers, projects will study the similarities and differences of specific conditions in sick patients across the species.
The ultimate goal is to identify better treatments and cures for diseases such as cancer and genetic disorders which can then be applied for the benefit of both people and animals.
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Latest news and updates
We have just held our second collaborative workshop at the Wellcome Trust. Delegates came from all over the country, and abroad to listen to our guest speakers, including Sir Peter Morris, Chair of the CCSF Academic Steering Group. Once again, it was a great success, giving doctors and vets a rare opportunity to share research on diseases in both animals and humans.
|Two examples of how comparative research can work|
Hitting the mainstream news recently were two examples of how comparative research can work. Jasper, the dachshund can now walk again thanks to pioneering work by Professor Robin Franklyn at the Cambridge vet school. A 'nose cell' transplant means the previously paralysed dog is now 'whizzing around the house' in the words of the owner.......Jasper the dachshund
Harry the diabetic cat has also been in the headlines after receiving pioneering surgery to remove a tumour on his pituitary gland, causing it to produce far more growth hormone. This led to Harry suffering from diabetes......Harry the diabetic cat
|Two bursaries are to be awarded|
This is the latest news from CCSF! Two bursaries are to be awarded, one to a veterinary student and one to a medical student. We are hoping to have a high profile launch of these bursaries, hopefully with some suitable celebrities to help attract mainstream attention.
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