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Mother’s attitude towards baby during pregnancy may have implications for...

Researchers at the Centre for Family Research carried out a meta-analysis, reviewing all published studies in the field, in an attempt to demonstrate conclusively whether there was a link with the way...

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All in a day’s work

Find articles in our Spotlight on work  It’s an undeniable truth that getting ‘work’ right is as good for people as it is for the nation. Good work results in a healthy, fulfilled, safe and fairly...

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Test can identify patients in intensive care at greatest risk of...

Infections in intensive care units (ICU) tend to be caused by organisms, such as multi-resistant gram-negative bacteria found in the gut, that are resistant to frontline antibiotics. Treating such...

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Cambridge launches UK’s first quantum network

The ‘metro’ network provides secure quantum communications between the Electrical Engineering Division at West Cambridge, the Department of Engineering in the city centre and Toshiba Research Europe...

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‘Photographing Tutankhamun’ exhibition reveals historical context behind...

The exhibition Photographing Tutankhamun has been curated by University of East Anglia (UEA) Egyptologist Dr Christina Riggs and gives a different view on the ‘golden age’ of archaeology and...

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Study identifies key challenges when communicating potential policies

Researchers have trawled through what little evidence currently exists on effectively communicating policy options, and point out four communication challenges that are problematic and often...

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Celebrating the Black Women of Cambridge

The students, both undergraduate and graduate, posed in front of the Senate House, the administrative centre of the University. The photo was the idea of the University's African Caribbean Society. It...

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Making the numbers count: supporting and engaging women at every career stage

Glass ceilings, glass cliffs, glass escalators… much has been written about the metaphorical glass barrier that stands invisibly yet solidly between women and high-level success across the economy....

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New 3D imaging analysis technique could lead to improved arthritis treatment

The technique, which detects tiny changes in arthritic joints, could enable greater understanding of how osteoarthritis develops and allow the effectiveness of new treatments to be assessed more...

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How emotions shape our work life

It is important for people to feel happy rather than miserable in their work – research shows that contented employees deliver better results after all. But some businesses regard happiness...

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Cambridge astrophysicist calls on UN to help girls reach for the stars

Dr Ghina Halabi, a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute of Astronomy, has proposed a “UN sponsored international female alumni ambassador programme, for female role models to go back to their...

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The boss of me: myths and truths of self-employment

There is a recurring political reverie familiar to many nations: that the right policies can conjure an entrepreneurial class of the self-employed who will pull the economy up by the bootstraps of...

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Cambridge and Nokia Bell Labs establish new research centre to advance...

Nokia Bell Labs is a founding partner of the new Centre for Mobile, Wearable Systems and Augmented Intelligence, to be based in Cambridge’s world-leading Department of Computer Science and Technology....

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University of Cambridge honorary degrees 2018

Among today’s eight new honorary doctors was 99-year-old classicist and epigrapher Joyce Reynolds, believed to be the oldest recipient of the University’s highest honour. Joining her in being...

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Mysterious 11,000-year-old skull headdresses go on display in Cambridge

The headdresses are the star exhibits in A Survival Story – Prehistoric Life at Star Carr which gives visitors a fascinating glimpse into life in Mesolithic-era Britain following the end of the last...

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DNA enzyme shuffles cell membranes a thousand times faster than its natural...

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say their lipid-scrambling DNA enzyme is the first to outperform naturally occurring enzymes – and does so...

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What causes the sound of a dripping tap – and how do you stop it?

Using ultra-high-speed cameras and modern audio capture techniques, the researchers, from the University of Cambridge, found that the ‘plink, plink’ sound produced by a water droplet hitting a liquid...

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The fifty-percenters: the economic value of education

At the start of the 1970s there were 600,000 university students. Now there are 2.5 million. In 2017, the participation of young people in higher education reached 49% – the highest level since the...

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Low-cost plastic sensors could monitor a range of health conditions

The sensor can measure the amount of critical metabolites, such as lactate or glucose, that are present in sweat, tears, saliva or blood, and, when incorporated into a diagnostic device, could allow...

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Cambridge researchers join new initiative on urban air pollution

As part of the initiative, a network of air quality sensors will be deployed across the capital, measuring pollution levels in tens of thousands of locations. Findings from the project will be shared...

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