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Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2018 explores extremes

This year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas will host over 200 events, exhibitions and performances as it explores the theme of extremes, from political and social radicalism to life at high altitudes and...

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Curioser and curioser: Exhibitions and displays during Open Cambridge 2018

A mechanical picture book, live head casts for the practice of phrenology, stories of the supernatural… this year’s Open Cambridge 2018 becomes curioser and curioser. Forming a variety of events held...

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Electronic device implanted in the brain could stop seizures

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines and INSERM in France, implanted the device into the brains of mice, and when the first signals of a seizure...

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Experts warn of cardiovascular risk from heavy metal pollution

In recent decades, exposures to environmental toxic metals such as arsenic, copper, lead, cadmium and mercury, have become a global public health concern. Although often naturally occurring, these...

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Breeder meerkats age faster, but their subordinates still die younger

In many cooperative species, the dominant breeders live longest despite the wear-and-tear of leadership and reproduction. It has even been suggested these breeders hold the secret of immunity to...

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Tributes paid to Sir James Mirrlees

Tributes have been paid to Sir James Mirrlees (1936-2018), Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College, who also taught at Oxford and in America, and played an...

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Scientists pioneer a new way to turn sunlight into fuel

Photosynthesis is the process plants use to convert sunlight into energy. Oxygen is produced as a by-product of photosynthesis when the water absorbed by plants is ‘split’. It is one of the most...

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Mentoring can reduce anxiety, study finds

The mentoring of junior colleagues can reduce anxiety and improve the mental health of the mentors themselves in high-pressure occupations, concludes a new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge...

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Low-cost AI heart monitor developed by Cambridge start-up

The company, Cambridge Heartwear, hopes to use its wireless monitor to improve the detection of irregular and dangerous heart rhythms and reduce the impact of stroke and stroke-related mortality and...

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‘High-yield’ farming costs the environment less than previously thought – and...

Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than “high-yield” farming that uses less land, a new study has found....

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Royal Academy of Engineering announces 2018 Fellows

Fifty leading engineers from the UK and around the world have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the...

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'Significant breakthrough' in understanding the deadly nature of pandemic...

Influenza is one of the main infectious diseases in humans. Seasonal influenza viruses account for about 650,000 deaths per year, whereas pandemic strains such as the 1918 H1N1 pandemic virus have...

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Statement from Stephen Toope following the publication of the MAC report

The Migration Advisory Committee report published today puts forward strong evidence of the unequivocally positive contribution that EEA nationals make to the UK’s economy, culture and society. These...

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New ‘Rising Path’ opens at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Rising Path is part of the Garden’s Understanding Plant Diversity Project, a three year project supported by The Monument Trust, which aims to revitalise the contemporary relevance of the Garden’s...

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New research facility for neurodegenerative disorders opened in Cambridge

The building houses the Centre for Misfolding Diseases, a world-leading research facility focused on the misfolding of proteins in human cells - a phenomenon that causes a number of disorders...

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas opens for bookings

These questions and many more on subjects ranging from the future of capitalism and whether marriage is healthy to how democracy ends will be discussed at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas,...

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Mitochondrial diseases could be treated with gene therapy, study suggests

The researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, applied an experimental gene therapy treatment in mice and were able to successfully target and eliminate the damaged DNA in mitochondria which...

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Scientists reveal plan to target the cause of Alzheimer’s disease

Academics at the University of Cambridge and at Lund University in Sweden have devised the first strategy to ‘go after’ the cause of the devastating disease, which could eventually lead to the...

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Ebola and Lassa fever targeted by new vaccine trial and improved surveillance

Researchers from the University of Cambridge will shortly begin clinical trials of a new vaccine that builds on almost two decades of research to protect against diseases caused by RNA viruses. At the...

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Vice-Chancellor's blog

A Vice-Chancellor’s job is always busy but, even by the usual standards of high office at a global university, the past academic year has been an eventful one for me at Cambridge. Over centuries, our...

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