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Awards recognise teaching excellence

The prizes were presented by Professor Graham Virgo, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education. Professor Virgo said: “We are extremely proud of the outstanding education we deliver at Cambridge. The...

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Women in STEM: Dr Cora Uhlemann

I am fascinated by the physics of the Universe across the largest scales. I am a theoretical physicist by training and specialise in theoretical and mathematical physics. I was awarded a PhD in...

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Sowing seeds for timber skyscrapers can rewind the carbon footprint of the...

Recent innovations in engineered timber have laid the foundations for the world’s first wooden skyscrapers to appear within a decade, a feat that is not only achievable—according to the Centre for...

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What makes a good excuse? A Cambridge philosopher may have the answer

We’ve all done it, offered an excuse for our poor behaviour or rude reactions to others in the heat of the moment, after a long commute or a tough day with the kids. Excuses are commonplace, an...

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Scientists identify possible source of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ in the brain

As technology improves, so too does our ability to create life-like artificial agents, such as robots and computer graphics – but this can be a double-edged sword. “Resembling the human shape or...

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Cambridge adopts new student disciplinary approach

In a vote of the University's Regent House, 79% approved the new disciplinary framework, which replaces relevant parts of its Statues and Ordinances that govern how complaints against students are...

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Women in STEM: Josie Gaynord

My research sets out to develop new types of antibiotics. Antimicrobial resistance is a global concern at the moment which could threaten public health and food provision as bacteria can develop...

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Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse and more...

Smartphones offer the potential of instant, round-the-clock access for making phone calls, playing games, gambling, chatting with friends, using messenger systems, accessing web services (e.g....

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Autistic adults experience high rates of negative life events

These negative life experiences could partially explain higher rates of anxiety and depression symptoms and lower life satisfaction in autistic adults compared to non-autistic adults. Mental health...

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Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce

The ‘Vegebot’, developed by a team at the University of Cambridge, was initially trained to recognise and harvest iceberg lettuce in a lab setting. It has now been successfully tested in a variety of...

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Cambridge University signs San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

DORA’s recommendations call for institutions not to use journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact Factors, as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research articles when assessing...

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Genetic variation linked to response to anxiety could inform personalised...

Some individuals are at greater risk of developing anxiety and depression than others and this depends in part upon the interaction between our genes and our environment, such as stressful or adverse...

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Patients with an ‘empathic’ GP at reduced risk of early death

Empathy is an important concept within healthcare and as such is emphasised in policy, codes of practice, national clinical guidance and medical training. It is also a high priority for patients. In a...

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Cambridge historian and his family members announced as joint winners of one...

The inaugural IPPR prize was introduced to reward innovative ideas to reinvigorate the UK economy that force a ‘step change in the quality and quantity of the UK’s economic growth’. Simon Szreter,...

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019 explores our rapidly changing world

How do we make a broad case for radical action on climate change? Can we forgive and forget after major national traumas? Who will look after us in our old age? What makes us human in an age of...

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Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute receives major funding boost

The Institute will draw together the highest concentration of heart and lung researchers from academia, healthcare and industry in Europe. It has set an ambitious five year target to demonstrate...

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Women in STEM: Holly Pacey

My ambition to have a career in physics research began when I was at school. I grew up in Nottingham, where my Dad was the main homemaker and worked from home; and my Mum worked in a hospital...

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University launches fibre network joint venture with Cambridgeshire Council

The new company, Light Blue Fibre Ltd, will see the University unite its technological expertise with the Council's ambition to deliver better digital connectivity across the city and beyond, by...

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Ancient defence strategy continues to protect plants from pathogens

Researchers from the Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge compared how two distantly related plants – a common liverwort (Marchantia polymorpha) and a flowering plant, wild tobacco...

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Cambridge attends U7+ Alliance global summit of Universities

The U7+ summit brought together 47 universities from G7 countries and beyond, who are committed to academic freedom and scholarly values and convinced of the key role of universities as global actors,...

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