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Marmoset study gives insights into loss of pleasure in depression

Now, in a study involving marmosets, scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified the region of the brain that contributes to this phenomenon, and shown that the experimental...

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Reproduction, from Hippocrates to IVF

READ THE STORY HERE A new book is the first to encompass the vast history of how living things procreate, from the banks of the ancient Nile to the fertility clinics of today. Detail from the German...

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Cambridge receives £100 million for major new children’s hospital

Built on land adjacent to Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals, the children’s hospital will bring together some of the world’s top scientists to explore new ways of diagnosing and treating some of...

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Bats to the rescue

READ THE STORY HERE A new study shows that bats are giving Madagascar’s rice farmers a vital pest control service by feasting on plagues of insects. And this, a Cambridge zoologist believes, can ease...

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Submissions open for BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University

The BBC National Short Story Award is one of the most prestigious prizes for a single short story, with the winning author receiving £15,000, and four further shortlisted authors £600 each. The...

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University pledges support to students estranged from their families

A pledge letter to the charity, Stand Alone, shows a commitment to improving the student experience for those who study without family support. Recent research reveals that 86% of students rely on...

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‘Treasure trove’ of dinosaur footprints found in southern England

More than 85 well-preserved dinosaur footprints – made by at least seven different species – have been uncovered in East Sussex, representing the most diverse and detailed collection of these trace...

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Removing sweets and crisps from supermarket checkouts linked to dramatic fall...

The study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, found that 76% fewer purchases of sugary confectionary, chocolate and potato crisps were bought and eaten ‘on-the-go’ from supermarkets with checkout...

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3D-printed robot hand ‘plays’ the piano

The robot hand, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, was made by 3D-printing soft and rigid materials together to replicate of all the bones and ligaments – but not the muscles or...

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Carrying Tasers increases police use of force, study finds

A new study has found that London police officers visibly armed with electroshock ‘Taser’ weapons used force 48% more often, and were more likely to be assaulted, than those on unarmed shifts....

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Robots can go all the way to Mars, but they can’t pick up the groceries

In the popular imagination, robots have been portrayed alternatively as friendly companions or existential threat. But while robots are becoming commonplace in many industries, they are neither C-3PO...

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Cambridge in the 2019 New Year Honours List

Professor David Klenerman, FRS was awarded a Knight Bachelor for Services to Science and for the Development of High Speed DNA Sequencing Technology. Professor Klenerman said: “I feel very humbled to...

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Automated phone calls may help patients to take medicines as prescribed,...

During a pilot study, published today in the journal BMJ Open, seventeen patients received daily automated telephone calls for one month. All patients had high blood pressure and were recruited from...

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Gamblers predicted Brexit before financial traders, study finds

International finance markets lagged behind punters having a flutter when it came to getting the right result on EU referendum night, according to research.   A study shows that gamblers sensed the...

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Recalling happy memories during adolescence can reduce risk of depression

Depression is now the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting more than 300 million people. The condition often first emerges in adolescence, a critical developmental time period when an...

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Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

They have a developed a way of calculating the risk of developing the disease by combining information on family history and genetics with other factors such as weight, age at menopause, alcohol...

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Public lecture series focuses on vision

This year's series opens on Friday 18 Jan with a talk from Professor Paul Fletcher from Cambridge Neuroscience and the Department of Psychiatry. Professor Fletcher will be discussing how the brain...

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Cambridge joins EU partners in ten-million-euro proteomics project

The European Union has awarded ten million euros to a consortium of 18 research groups in the field of mass spectrometry based proteomics research.    The European Proteomics Initiative Consortium...

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Cambridge researchers supporting world's largest air quality monitoring...

Breathe London will use a range of cutting-edge fixed and mobile sensors to build up a real-time, hyperlocal image of London’s air quality.  The data these monitors collect from across the capital...

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Ailing bodies, angry mountains, healing spirits: shamanic healing in Mongolia

READ THE STORY HERE Through sound and photography, Cambridge researcher Dr Elizabeth Turk shares her experiences of talking to shamanic healers in Mongolia. Over the past eight years, the social...

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