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Teaching celebrated across the University

The winners include a veterinary anaesthetist praised for developing an acclaimed Clinical Skills Centre, a pioneer of interdisciplinary Gender Studies programmes, and a Classicist as passionate about...

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Computer-designed antibodies target toxins associated with Alzheimer’s disease

The researchers used computer-based methods to develop antibodies – the star players of the body’s natural defence system – to target the deposits of misfolded proteins which are a hallmark of...

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Cambridge BRAINFest 2017 kicks off a weekend celebrating the wonders of the...

The festival, which runs until Sunday 25 June, will allow audiences to quiz more than 130 leading Cambridge neuroscientists on everything from why we get fat to how to repair a ‘broken’ brain. “We’re...

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How to train your drugs: from nanotherapeutics to nanobots

Chemotherapy benefits a great many patients but the side effects can be brutal. When a patient is injected with an anti-cancer drug, the idea is that the molecules will seek out and destroy rogue...

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World War II bombing associated with resilience, not ‘German Angst’

Germans have been stereotyped as being industrious and punctual, but also as being more likely to be anxious and worried, a phenomenon described as ‘German Angst’. Former German Chancellor Helmut...

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Opinion: Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong –...

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, only for the symptoms to return with a vengeance?...

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Drugs: how to pick a winner in clinical trials

“Did not meet primary endpoint.” Prosaic words, but they can mean a billion dollar failure has just happened. The average cost of taking a scientific discovery all the way through to a drug on a shelf...

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Study reveals mysterious equality with which grains pack it in

At the moment they come together, the individual grains in materials like sand and snow appear to have exactly the same probability of combining into any one of their many billions of possible...

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Cambridge museums recognised with substantial Arts Council England funding

Kettle’s Yard, who work in partnership with UCM, has also been awarded £1,163,028 as part of ACE’s National Portfolio, further enhancing the role of the University’s Museums and Botanic Garden as the...

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Milner Therapeutics Institute: a drug discovery ecosystem

Professor Tony Kouzarides is the founding Director of the Milner Therapeutics Institute, which is due to open in 2018 on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The ecosystem he sees thriving within its...

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‘Bulges’ in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions

Using a technique called ‘seismic noise interferometry’ combined with geophysical measurements, the researchers measured the energy moving through a volcano. They found that there is a good...

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‘France’s Samuel Pepys’ is elevated from the footnotes of history

Pierre de L’Estoile has been described as France’s Samuel Pepys. Like Pepys, he lived in singularly interesting times. Like Pepys, he documented in his journals both the inner world of his household...

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Tree rings pinpoint eruption of Icelandic volcano to half a century before...

The team, which included volcanologists, climatologists, geographers and historians among others, used a combination of scientific and historical evidence to pinpoint the eruption date of the Katla...

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Young Leaders meet the Queen

The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme celebrates the achievements of inspiring young people from across the Commonwealth who are dedicated to driving change in their communities. This year’s winners are...

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Opinion: Parliament and Brexit

Demands to reclaim sovereignty were an important part of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.  “Take back control of our laws”, the Leave campaigners exhorted the British electorate in 2016....

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‘Brain training’ app found to improve memory in people with mild cognitive...

Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) has been described as the transitional stage between ‘healthy ageing’ and dementia. It is characterised by day-to-day memory difficulties and problems of...

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Cambridge celebrates Stephen Hawking’s 75th birthday

The event, on the theme of Gravity and Black Holes and organised by the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology where Professor Hawking is based, featured public lectures from Professors Brian Cox, Gabriela...

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Artificial bile ducts grown in lab and transplanted into mice could help...

In research published in the journal Nature Medicine, the researchers grew 3D cellular structure which, once transplanted into mice, developed into normal, functioning bile ducts. Bile ducts are long,...

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The capital of drinking: did 19th-century Liverpool deserve its reputation?

“Liverpool had a problem with drink.” With this opening sentence, David Beckingham’s new book, The Licensed City: Regulating Drink in Liverpool, 1830-1920, gets straight to the heart of his subject...

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Tracking inequality in India: the story of a pioneer

The widening gap between India’s rich and poor is captured by the National Sample Survey (NSS), an organisation founded in 1950, which gathers data from roughly 14,000 Indian villages and localities...

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