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Study in mice suggests personalised stem cell treatment may offer relief for...

The study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, is a step towards developing personalised treatments based on a patient’s own skin cells for diseases of the central nervous system (CNS)....

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Dr Jat Singh is familiar with breaking new ground and working across disciplines. Even so, he and colleagues were pleasantly surprised by how much enthusiasm has greeted their new Strategic Research...

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Young children use physics, not previous rewards, to learn about tools

The findings of the study, based on the Aesop’s fable The Crow and the Pitcher, help solve a debate about whether children learning to use tools are genuinely learning about physical causation or are...

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Helping police make custody decisions using artificial intelligence

"It’s 3am on Saturday morning. The man in front of you has been caught in possession of drugs. He has no weapons, and no record of any violent or serious crimes. Do you let the man out on police bail...

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Scientists link genes to brain anatomy in autism

Previous studies have reported differences in brain structure of autistic individuals. However, until now, scientists have not known which genes are linked to these differences. The team at the Autism...

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New evidence suggests nutritional labelling on menus may reduce our calorie...

Eating too many calories contributes to people becoming overweight and increases the risks of heart disease, diabetes and many cancers, which are among the leading causes of poor health and premature...

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Identification of brain region responsible for alleviating pain could lead to...

The team, led by the University of Cambridge, have pinpointed an area of the brain that is important for endogenous analgesia – the brain’s intrinsic pain relief system. Their results, published in...

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Silent witnesses: how an ice age was written in the trees

Researchers use tree rings to unravel past climates and their impact on civilisations.  READ THE STORY HERE What connects a series of volcanic eruptions and severe summer cooling with a century of...

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Living with artificial intelligence: how do we get it right?

This has been the decade of AI, with one astonishing feat after another. A chess-playing AI that can defeat not only all human chess players, but also all previous human-programmed chess machines,...

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Cambridge kids show you can make a rainbow - even when it's snowing

The school children were joined by staff and Eddington residents who each donned clothing to match one colour in the rainbow in a show of support for diversity. With temperatures plummeting to -3°C...

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Statement from the Vice-Chancellor on industrial action

"I recognise UUK’s limited room for manoeuvre due to extremely low real interest rates and the views of the Pensions Regulator, who will ultimately decide on the scheme’s viability. Our influence is,...

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£2.5million gift to Cambridge Sport funds two new hockey pitches for use by...

The ambitious plans recognise that the University forms part of a vibrant and growing city where sport is valued highly. As a result of this gift, the existing Wilberforce Road Sports Ground will be...

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Rare mineral discovered in plants for first time

Scientists at Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University have found that the mineral vaterite, a form (polymorph) of calcium carbonate, is a dominant component of the protective silvery-white crust...

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Method to predict drug stability could lead to more effective medicines

The researchers, from the Universities of Cambridge and Copenhagen, have developed a new method to solve an old problem: how to predict when and how a solid will crystallise. Using optical and...

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Cambridge University Press celebrate women in academia for International...

The collection – spanning the subjects of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - contains a wide range of online book chapters, articles, journals and blog posts. The purpose of the campaign is to...

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"We all need to press for progress, in science and beyond"

Read more about the female scientists at Cambridge taking their fields by storm - and using International Women's Day to encourage others to do the same.  The text in this work is licensed under a...

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Conservationists gather to mark International Women's Day

The event, jointly organised by the Museum and the Cambridge Conservation Forum’s Women in Conservation Leadership Network, was held to mark International Women’s Day and included a keynote lecture by...

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Study finds that genes play a role in empathy

Empathy has two parts: the ability to recognize another person’s thoughts and feelings, and the ability to respond with an appropriate emotion to someone else’s thoughts and feelings. The first part...

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One in ten stroke survivors need more help with taking medication

According to the Stroke Associations, as many as four in ten people who have had a stroke, go on to have another one within ten years. As a second stroke carries a greater risk of disability and death...

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A Stray Sumerian Tablet: Unravelling the story behind Cambridge University...

A Stray Sumerian Tablet has been published today by Cambridge University Library and focuses on a diminutive clay tablet, written by a scribe in ancient Iraq, some 4,200 years ago. A description of...

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