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DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of...

The finding was part of a wider study which also discovered 10,000-year-old human remains in another site in Siberia are genetically related to Native Americans – the first time such close genetic...

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Achievements of Cambridge figures recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019

King's College Director of Music, Stephen Cleobury, was awarded a Knights Bachelor for his services to choral music. Dr Cleobury has been Director of Music at the College since 1982. His work at...

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The archive of Professor Sir Robert Edwards, IVF pioneer, reveals his...

The private papers of IVF pioneer, Professor Sir Robert Edwards, will open to the public at Cambridge University’s Churchill Archives Centre from Monday 10 June 2019. Robert Edwards worked for over a...

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‘Get in Cambridge’ social media campaign launches in a bid to attract more...

Cambridge announced last week (6 June) that it was making progress on widening access to the university with the proportion of Black and Minority Ethnic students at a record high of 23.5%. However,...

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Past climate change pushed birds from the northern hemisphere to the tropics

The researchers, from the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, applied climate and ecological modelling to illustrate how the distribution of major bird groups is linked to climate change over...

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Cause of hardening of the arteries – and potential treatment – identified

The team, led by the University of Cambridge and King’s College London, found that a molecule once thought only to exist inside cells for the purpose of repairing DNA is also responsible for hardening...

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Parents’ lenient attitudes towards drinking linked to greater alcohol use...

Alcohol use is one of the biggest risk factors for social and physical harm and has been linked to the development of diseases including cancer, diabetes, and liver and heart disease. Even though the...

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Value of manufacturing to UK economy significantly underestimated, report claims

In the context of Brexit, the authors say it is vital that UK negotiators seeking new trade agreements are equipped with a solid understanding of manufacturing’s importance to the economy. The report,...

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Cambridge and Tsinghua sign joint research initiative

Climate change, food security, chronic disease and other global challenges all require the kind of scientific advances that can only be vastly accelerated by combining the research capacity and...

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Half of Ebola outbreaks go undetected, study finds

The research, led by Emma Glennon from Cambridge’s Department of Veterinary Medicine, is the first to estimate the number of undetected Ebola outbreaks. Although these tend to involve clusters of...

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Bereaved children missing out on vital support in UK schools, study finds

A lack of clarity on government and school policies on mental health and bereavement has led to “confusion and disagreement” on the forms of support schools should offer, says the study, which was...

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Syrian higher education system facing “complete breakdown” after eight years...

The findings, which draw on interviews conducted remotely through secure apps with academics and students still active in Syria, paint a devastating picture of the impact of the war on all aspects of...

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Cambridge scientists recognised by major European research organisation

Cambridge University has the highest number of new members of any institution within Europe. Five University of Cambridge researchers are among the 48 scientists from 17 countries elected: Professor...

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Cambridge confers 2019 honorary degrees

The day is a ‘scarlet day’, on which doctors wear scarlet on their traditional black gowns, and the University’s Chancellor, The Lord Sainsbury of Turville, was present to preside over the...

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Women in STEM: Victoria Honour

I have always loved the great outdoors and I was lucky enough to grow up on a working family farm. At my state school, I enjoyed science, but it all seemed a bit detached from the real world. Earth...

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Cambridge University bursaries boost students’ academic performance and...

Students from families whose household income is £25,000 or less automatically receive a non-repayable annual bursary of £3,500 at Cambridge. Students who are not dependent on their parents (including...

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Widely-available antibiotics could be used in the treatment of ‘superbug’ MRSA

Since the discovery of penicillin, the introduction of antibiotics to treat infections has revolutionised medicine and healthcare, saving millions of lives. However, widespread use (and misuse) of the...

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African academics collaborate on Cambridge Research Office programme

University administrators from Uganda, Namibia, Ghana, Botswana and Sierre Leone took part in collaborative workshops, heard from speakers such as University of Cambridge Pro-Vice-Chancellor Eilis...

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Graphene goes to space

The MAterials Science Experiment Rocket (MASER) 14 was launched from the European Space Centre in Esrange, Sweden, in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Swedish Space...

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Fake news ‘vaccine’ works: ‘pre-bunk’ game reduces susceptibility to...

An online game in which people play the role of propaganda producers to help them identify real world disinformation has been shown to increase “psychological resistance” to fake news, according to a...

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