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Premature babies could benefit from changes to drugs administered to at-risk...

While the current practice of using glucocorticoid therapy shows life-saving benefits for the preterm infant, the researchers say that combining them with antioxidants would overcome potential safety...

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Levels of autism in China similar to the West, joint Chinese-UK study shows

The research was carried out by an international team of researchers from the University of Cambridge, UK, and the China Disabled Persons’ Federation and Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is the...

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A stitch in time ... protecting the University's finances for a robust future...

Readers of David Copperfield may remember Wilkins Micawber’s famous observation: "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result...

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A new educational initiative – Roots – makes music a priority

Cambridgeshire secondary school pupils had the chance to put into practice their new singing talents – from music from the Middle Ages through to the present day – at a public concert in Trinity...

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Research at the chalk face: connecting academia and schools

Twenty years ago, two head teachers walked into the University’s Department of Education with a proposal. We want to work with you, they told academics, but don’t just come and “do research on us”. We...

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Rescindment of visiting fellowship | statement from Vice-Chancellor Professor...

Visiting fellowships are a courtesy extended to some academics from other institutions. They are unpaid, and are frequently awarded by our Faculties and Departments. They allow the visiting fellow to...

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Vice-Chancellor Toope stresses global collaboration in China

Toope joined a panel at the influential China Development Forum alongside leaders of global industry and Chinese academia, delivered a speech at Peking University, met with Tsinghua University and...

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A new spin on organic semiconductors

The international team from the UK, Germany and the Czech Republic, have found that these materials could be used for ‘spintronic’ applications, which could make cheap organic semiconductors...

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Fake news, black holes and AI: Cambridge academics to speak at Hay Festival

The Series is now an established feature of the Hay Festival and is now in its eleventh year. This year’s speakers include experts on the localised effects of climate change, combatting fake news,...

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Cambridge researchers win European Research Council funding

Two hundred and twenty-two senior scientists from across Europe were awarded grants in today’s announcement, representing a total of €540 million in research funding. The UK has 47 grantees in this...

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Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study...

The research, led by scientists at the University of Cambridge, found that exposing fetuses to chronic hypoxia (low oxygen levels) during development led to them having advanced ageing of the ovaries...

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‘I bottle it up’: the emotions of solitary confinement

In my previous research on emotions in prison, I have been struck by the prevalence of suppression among prisoners. I distinctly recall one participant saying: "I bottle it up, bottle it up, bottle it...

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Vice-Chancellor Toope reinforces Sciences Po partnership in Paris

The initial three-year agreement, signed in 2017, included the provision of matched funds by Cambridge and Sciences Po to enable academic workshops and symposia, and to pay for travel grants,...

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Cambridge joins Oxford in Brussels to renew ULBruxelles ties

The two Vice-Chancellors met ULB Rector Yvon Elgert to reaffirm a 50-year-old partnership that has seen dozens of collaborative research projects flourish and brought together teams from all three...

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On being global in the times of Brexit | Vice-Chancellor's blog

 “Travel makes one modest,” said Gustave Flaubert. “You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” I have had travel on my mind these days. Not the escapist travel that many of us wish for after...

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Conservationists share ‘core aims’ but clash over ways forward, study finds

The first large-scale study of the views held by those working to protect the natural world has found agreement on the goals of conservation – but substantial disagreement on how to move towards them....

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‘Mindreading’ neurons simulate decisions of social partners

Researchers at the University of Cambridge identified the previously-unknown neuron type, which they say actively and spontaneously simulates mental decision processes when social partners learn from...

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‘Fingerprint database’ could help scientists to identify new cancer culprits

Our DNA, the human genome, comprises of a string of molecules known as nucleotides. These are represented by the letters A, C, G and T. Sometimes, changes occur in the ‘spelling’ of our DNA – an A...

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Variations in the ‘fogginess’ of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic...

The results, reported in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, have enabled astronomers to zero in on the time when reionisation ended and the universe emerged from a cold and dark...

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Additional routine ultrasounds benefit mothers and babies, and could be cost...

These are some of the conclusions of the Pregnancy Outcome Prediction study published this week in PLOS Medicine led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. Undiagnosed breech presentation —...

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