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Seventy years of Indian independence celebrated with summer exhibitions at...

2017 is the UK-India Year of Culture, a year of events to celebrate UK’s cultural ties with India. The two exhibitions are part of the University of Cambridge Museums’ India Unboxed series, affiliated...

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Genes influence ability to read a person’s mind from their eyes

Twenty years ago, a team of scientists at the University of Cambridge developed a test of ‘cognitive empathy’ called the ‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’ Test (or the Eyes Test, for short). This...

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Opinion: Remainer or re-leaver? The philosophical conundrum posed by Brexit

​If you only glanced at a recent YouGov survey, you might think that a large majority of the UK is in agreement about Brexit. The electorate may have divided pretty evenly in the referendum, but now...

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Similarities in human and pig embryos provide clues to early stages of...

In research published today in Nature, researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Nottingham demonstrate how pig embryos and human embryonic cells show remarkable similarities in...

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World’s oldest, illustrated Sanskrit manuscript launches India Unboxed film...

The answer is India – and Cambridge. Among the many millions of objects held across the University’s eight museums, Botanic Garden, Centre for South Asian Studies, and University Library, are a huge...

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Future therapeutics: the hundred-year horizon scan

It used to be all about fleabane for bites from venomous beasts, mugwort to induce and ease the pain of labour and boiled bedstraw to stimulate clotting. According to Nicholas Culpeper in his 1652...

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May Bumps 2017

Thousands of students will take part in the May Bumps this year – but what are the Bumps and where is the best place to watch them?     Well – the May Bumps take place in June (of course) and involve...

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The Longing of Belonging: African photography on show at MAA

Kholwa: The Longing of Belonging showcases the work of South African photographer Sabelo Mlangeni who dreamt up the exhibition during conversations with Joel Cabrita, a researcher from Cambridge’s...

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Human reproduction likely to be more efficient than previously thought

Dr Gavin Jarvis from Cambridge’s Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience re-examined data going back to the 1940’s and concluded that previous claims about natural embryo mortality are...

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Earliest-known children’s adaptation of Japanese literary classic discovered...

Dr Laura Moretti, from the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge, came across an unknown children’s picture-book, dating from 1766, under the title of Ise fūryū: Utagaruta no...

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Take your medicine: how research into supply chains will help you take care...

“Like many people of my age, I have to take pills morning and night. I’m pretty good at taking them in the evenings, mainly because my wife makes me! But, left to my own devices in the mornings, I...

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Cambridge start-up raises £40 million in funding to develop new cancer...

Among the investors in the new funding round is Cambridge Innovation Capital, which invests in companies based on valuable intellectual property in the Cambridge Cluster, or with links to the...

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Cambridge academics recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Professor Theresa Marteau, Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit and a fellow of Christ’s College, has been appointed a Dame of the British Empire for her services to public health. Her...

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Patching up a broken heart

When the body’s repair system kicks in, in an attempt to remove the dead heart cells, a thick layer of scar tissue begins to form. While this damage limitation process is vital to keep the heart...

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Battle of the blades draws in the crowds

The Men's Division saw Lady Margaret M1 remain Head of the River from Lent bumps, despite a spirited performance from Clare M1. The Women's Division saw changes at the top as Jesus W1 fought their way...

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Apollo's mission to drive therapeutic innovation

Over the past year, a four-strong team has had over a hundred meetings with scientists at three UK universities. By the end of this year, they will probably have had another hundred. The team is...

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Return of the Titan

Staff at the Botanic Garden are asking Friends and visitors to help name the new arrival. Director Beverley Glover said: “We are delighted to announce that we have yet another Titan Arum plant...

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Family history and location of genetic fault affect risk for carriers of key...

Cancer is caused by a combination of inherited genetic faults and environmental factors. While many hundreds of genetic mutations each increase an individual’s risk by a small amount, faults in two...

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The bug hunters and the microbiome

Their microbial quarry gives Dr Trevor Lawley and Professor Gordon Dougan an interesting take on the world and human interaction. When we meet at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, where they both...

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Honorary Degrees 2017

Adair Turner, Baron Turner of Echiswell, received the degree of Doctor of Law for his services to the State. The businessman, academic and former Chairman of the Financial Services Authority was...

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