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Ageing leads to breakdown in cell coordination

As we age, we see a progressive decline of function occur throughout the body, but until now it has not been clear why this decline occurs and why it happens at different rates for different parts of...

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Work begins on new off-site storage facility for Cambridge libraries

And despite Cambridge University Library having room for more than 2.5 million books on its open shelves – more than any other open-access collection in Europe – its 31.8 miles of open shelving are...

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Opinion: The Great Repeal Bill White Paper in 20 tweets

The tweets have been collected below. A longer piece from Prof Elliott on the White Paper and the key areas of constitutional law and politics it engages, is available on his blog site Public Law for...

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'Extreme sleepover #20'– welcome to dataworld

I’m standing 100 feet underground in a fluorescent-white room. In the centre, stand four rows of server cabinets. I’m following Matej, a data centre technician, as he carries out some diagnostic tests...

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Human rights of people with autism not being met, leading expert tells United...

In his keynote speech, Professor Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, argued that even with the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities...

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Opinion: Aliens, very strange universes and Brexit – Martin Rees

Q&A Into space Q: How big is the universe … and is it the only one? Our cosmic horizons have grown enormously over the last century, but there is a definite limit to the size of the observable...

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Listen: Cambridge experts talk post-Brexit options for the UK

The one day workshop was run by the Centre For Business Research (CBR) and the Cambridge Public Policy Strategic Research Initiative. On the day, the CBR's Boni Sones sat down with some of the experts...

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African plant scientists develop new skills in Cambridge to tackle problems...

Researchers and students gathered at the Sainsbury Laboratory on Tuesday 4 April for the inaugural African Diaspora Biotech Summit. Among the participants were 17 postgraduate students and academics...

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Public attitudes towards end-of-life care in progressive neurological illness...

The study found that one in six people believes that measures must be taken to sustain life at any cost even when a patient is in the final stages of an illness such as dementia. However, more than...

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High fat, high sugar diet during pregnancy 'programs' for health...

Eating a high fat and high sugar diet when pregnant leads to metabolic impairments in both the mother and her unborn child, which may “program” them for potential health complications later in life,...

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Opinion: Geologists unveil how Britain first separated from Europe – and it...

As Brexit looms, Earth scientists have uncovered evidence of Britain’s original split from mainland Europe. Almost half a million years ago, according to new data, water suddenly started cascading...

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Leaf vein structure could hold key to extending battery life

To design this bio-inspired material, an international team comprising scientists from China, the United Kingdom, United States and Belgium is mimicking the rule known as ‘Murray’s Law’ which helps...

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Opinion: The rapidly populating coastal region from the Gulf to Pakistan...

  That tsunamis can cause death and devastation has become painfully clear over the past two decades. On Boxing Day, 2004, a magnitude 9 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra caused waves several metres...

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Cambridge makes Hay

Sixteen University of Cambridge academics will take part in the Cambridge Series at the prestigious Hay Festival this year, showcasing a broad range of the University’s research excellence. As the...

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Miniature ‘womb lining’ grown in lab could reveal secrets of menstrual cycle...

The mucosal lining inside the uterus is called the endometrium. Over the course of the menstrual cycle, its composition changes, becoming thicker and rich with blood vessels in preparation for...

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Drones used to analyse ash clouds from Guatemalan volcano

During a ten-day research trip, the team carried out many proof-of-concept flights at the summits of both Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya in Guatemala.  Using lightweight modern sensors they...

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Elephants’ ‘body awareness’ adds to increasing evidence of their intelligence

Self-awareness in both animals and young children is usually tested using the ‘mirror self-recognition test’ to see if they understand that the reflection in front of them is actually their own. Only...

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New cohort of Gates Cambridge Scholars announced

Minaam Abbas has not yet started his PhD, but he is already co-founder of two businesses with the potential to transform how cancer is treated and how small enterprises are supported.Minaam, who will...

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Opinion: We could soon face a robot crimewave … the law needs to be ready

This is where we are at in 2017: sophisticated algorithms are both predicting and helping to solve crimes committed by humans; predicting the outcome of court cases and human rights trials; and...

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Algorithm matches genetic variation to disease symptoms and could improve...

Around 80% of rare diseases are thought to have a genetic component, but currently many patients experience long delays in diagnosis or never receive a diagnosis at all. Recent developments in our...

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