Quantcast
Channel: University of Cambridge - Latest news
Browsing latest articles
Browse All 3761 View Live

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Omicron may be significantly better at evading vaccine-induced immunity, but...

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus replicates and spreads, errors in its genetic code can lead to changes in the virus. On 26 November 2021, the World Health Organization designated the variant B.1.1.529, first...

View Article



Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Could acid-neutralising life-forms make habitable pockets in Venus’ clouds?

It’s hard to imagine a more inhospitable world than our closest planetary neighbour. With an atmosphere thick with carbon dioxide, and a surface hot enough to melt lead, Venus is a scorched and...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

New grafting technique could combat the disease threatening Cavendish bananas

Grafting is the technique of joining the shoot of one plant with the root of another, so they continue to grow together as one. Until now it was thought impossible to graft grass-like plants in the...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Clues to treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder found in recently...

They say these new proteins can be used as biological indicators to distinguish between the two conditions, and to identify patients more prone to psychosis or suicide. Schizophrenia and bipolar...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Controlled burning of natural environments could help offset our carbon...

The finding points to a new method of manipulating the world’s natural capacity for carbon capture and storage, which can also help to maintain natural ecosystem processes. The results are published...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Templating approach stabilises ‘ideal’ material for alternative solar cells

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used an organic molecule as a ‘template’ to guide perovskite films into the desired phase as they form. Their results are reported in the journal...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

‘Battle of the sexes’ begins in womb as father and mother’s genes tussle over...

As the fetus grows, it needs to communicate its increasing needs for food to the mother. It receives its nourishment via blood vessels in the placenta, a specialised organ that contains cells from...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Cambridge's finest recognised in 2022 New Year's Honours

Among those awarded is Emeritus Professor James Diggle who receives the CBE for Services to Classical Scholarship. He was Professor of Greek and Latin from 1995 until he retired in 2011 and is a...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Superbug MRSA arose in hedgehogs long before clinical use of antibiotics

Staphylococcus aureus first developed resistance to the antibiotic methicillin around 200 years ago, according to a large international collaboration including the University of Cambridge, the...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Cambridge launches new Leverhulme Centre for Life in the Universe

The Leverhulme Centre for Life in the Universe will bring together an international team of scientists and philosophers, led by 2019 Nobel Laureate Professor Didier Queloz. Thanks to simultaneous...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Learning through ‘guided’ play can be as effective as adult-led instruction

Teaching younger children through ‘guided’ play can support key aspects of their learning and development at least as well, and sometimes better, than traditional, direct instruction, according to a...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

‘Slushy’ magma ocean led to formation of the Moon’s crust

The scientists, from the University of Cambridge and the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon, have proposed a new model of crystallisation, where crystals remained suspended in liquid magma over hundreds...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Obesity: genes vs environment – podcast

What role do our genes play in influencing our body weight and what we like to eat? Why do some people gain weight more easily than others, and is it all down to genes or are there other factors at...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Curbing COVID-19 in schools: Cambridge scientists support CO2 monitor rollout

Scientists from Cambridge, Surrey and Imperial College London are supporting the rollout of portable monitors to UK schools as part of project CO-TRACE. The researchers behind the collaboration have...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Cambridge partners with Schmidt Futures in new software engineering network

Schmidt Futures and partner institutions announce the establishment of the Virtual Institute of Scientific Software (VISS), starting with a network of four centres based at the University of...

View Article

Browsing latest articles
Browse All 3761 View Live




Latest Images