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Opinion: Why medical technology often doesn’t make it from drawing board to...

If there’s something wrong with your brain, how do you spot that in an MRI? Of course, if it’s something obvious, such as a major aneurysm or a tumour, anyone can see it. But what if it’s something...

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Sharpening our knowledge of prehistory on East Africa’s bone harpoons

East Africa is the epicentre of human evolution and its archaeological remains offer the potential to fill gaps in our understanding of early modern humans from their earliest origins, around 200,000...

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King’s College Chapel, 21 pianos, one very special performance

Taking place in King’s College Chapel on Tuesday (February 21) at 10pm, the Nocturne for 21 Pianos is a collaboration between composer and King’s College Fellow in Music Richard Causton, the...

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Mapping the family tree of stars

It was Charles Darwin, who, in 1859 published his revolutionary theory that all life forms are descended from one common ancestor. This theory has informed evolutionary biology ever since but it was a...

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Multiplier effect: the African PhD students who will grow African research

“Africa needs a million new PhD researchers over the next decade.” It’s a huge figure. Professor David Dunne uses it to explain the scale of need in Africa for a new generation of scholars who will...

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Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain

Cocaine is one of the most widely-used illicit drugs in the Western world and is highly addictive. A report last year by the UK government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs found that almost...

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Carol Ibe: Making training for African researchers affordable

Carol Ibe, a Gates Cambridge Scholar who was born in the USA but grew up in Nigeria, is not only doing a PhD in Plant Sciences, but is also running her own non-profit organisation to help train future...

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Cambridge celebrates ‘long-standing and deep-rooted’ relationship with India

The announcement coincides with a visit to India by Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Professor Borysiewicz will address alumni and donors in New Delhi...

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Database protecting UK expats from Brexit ‘misinformation’ to be built by...

University of Cambridge researchers have set out to compile a database of communication routes that will allow UK expats residing in EU nations to receive reliable, up-to-the-minute advice throughout...

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Newly discovered planets could have water on their surfaces

The team has been using the TRAPPIST–South telescope at the European Space Observatory’s (ESO) La Silla Observatory, the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Paranal, the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope as well...

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Opinion: Population versus targeted – which approach is best for preventing...

  Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer worldwide and the second biggest killer in the UK. However, most cases of heart disease can be prevented by managing risk factors. The risk of getting...

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Opinion: How years of IMF prescriptions have hurt West African health systems

  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides financial assistance to countries in economic trouble. But its policy proposals don’t always yield positive results for the countries it purports to...

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New study identifies possible early warning signs of Huntington’s disease

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and University of Surrey have identified early biomarkers of disease during examinations of Huntington’s disease sheep still at a pre-symptomatic stage of...

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£10m funding for advanced materials research awarded to the University of...

The new funding is part of a £128million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) investment in the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials, which comprises seven partner...

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Cambridge to partner in major new research centre aimed at tackling...

The institute is named in honour of the pioneering British scientist whose use of X-rays to study biological structures played a crucial role in the discovery of DNA's 'double helix' structure by...

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The Monuments Men of Libya

True heroes, generous hearts: these are the Libyan archaeologists who, with Daesh at their heels, have accomplished the feat of completing the excavation of the Haua Fteah cave in Cyrenaica, one of...

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Opinion: Robots and AI could soon have feelings, hopes and rights … we must...

Get used to hearing a lot more about artificial intelligence. Even if you discount the utopian and dystopian hyperbole, the 21st century will broadly be defined not just by advancements in artificial...

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Opinion: Want to eradicate viruses? They made us who we are

It is cold and flu season so many of us are currently under the weather with a virus. But what exactly is a virus? And are they even alive? Outside a host cell, these weird microscopic particles, or...

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Back to the future of skyscraper design

Newly-published, The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture by Professor Alan Short is the culmination of 30 years’ research and award-winning green building design by Short and colleagues...

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Rapid changes point to origin of ultra-fast black hole winds

Outflowing gas is a common features of the supermassive black holes that reside at the centre of large galaxies. Often millions of times more massive than the Sun, these black holes feed off the...

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