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Type 2 diabetes remission possible with ‘achievable’ weight loss, say...

The findings suggest that it is possible to recover from the disease without intensive lifestyle interventions or extreme calorie restrictions. Type 2 diabetes affects 400 million people worldwide and...

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Study highlights potential of whole genome sequencing to enable personalised...

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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Mechanisms of real-time speech interpretation in the human brain revealed

In astudy published today in the journal PNAS, researchers at the University of Cambridge developed novel computational models of the meanings of words, and tested these directly against real-time...

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Vice-Chancellor's annual 1 October address to the University

Professor Stephen J Toope set out a plan of action based on three overarching objectives. The first is to see the University of Cambridge retain its reputation as a global leader in interdisciplinary...

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Events taking place across the University and colleges during Black History...

Throughout October 9am-5pm weekdays Fitzwilliam College, Storey’s Way, CB3 0DG Black Cantabs: History Makers  From forgotten pioneers to modern trailblazers, the exhibition celebrates 260 years of...

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Mild-to-moderate hearing loss in children leads to changes in how brain...

Researchers say that the findings may have implications for how babies are screened for hearing loss and how mild-to-moderate hearing loss in children is managed by healthcare providers. The structure...

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Women in STEM: Dr Helen Williams

My research has taken me all over the world. I have been lucky enough to work in remote places like Kohistan in northwest Pakistan, Tibet, Iceland and Greenland, collaborating with a wide spectrum of...

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Antidepressant use more than doubles among over 65s in two decades

Despite this rise in antidepressant use, there has been little change in the number of older people diagnosed with depression. The findings are based on the Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies,...

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Cambridge alumnus Sir Peter Ratcliffe awarded 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology...

Sir Peter attended Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, where he is also now an Honorary Fellow. Announced today, the prize has also been awarded to William Kaelin Jr and Gregg Semenza. Oxygen is...

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Fitzwilliam’s grandest gallery to re-open this evening following major...

Behind the closed doors of the main Gallery, the Grade I listed ceiling with its ornate plasterwork and casts of the Parthenon Frieze at lower lever have been cleaned, restored and repainted revealing...

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Portrait exhibition marks record high for Cambridge college female leaders

From this month, 15 Cambridge Colleges will be run by women, which will be marked from 14 October when Sonita Alleyne’s photograph is unveiled as part of a new exhibition The Rising Tide: Women at...

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Professor Didier Queloz wins 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of...

Professor Didier Queloz from the University of Cambridge has been jointly awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Professor James Peebles and Professor Michel Mayor for their pioneering...

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Electronic solid could reduce carbon emissions in fridges and air conditioners

The device is based on layers of a material composed of oxygen and three metallic elements known as PST, and it displays the largest electrocaloric effects – changes in temperature when an electric...

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Quantum state of single electrons controlled by ‘surfing’ on sound waves

The international team, including researchers from the University of Cambridge, sent high-frequency sound waves across a modified semiconductor device to direct the behaviour of a single electron,...

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Women in STEM: Amelia Drew

My parents are lawyers, and as far as I know there aren’t any other scientists in my family. I was really interested in maths, physics and biology at school, so I applied to Cambridge intending to...

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Increase in black student numbers

That means, for the first time, the proportion of black students has risen above 3% (3.4%), reflecting wider UK society. In 2019-20 there will be more than 200 black undergraduates studying at...

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas Launches Today

Participants include Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor Gina Rippon, author and campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez, politicians David Lammy and Ed...

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Vice-Chancellor’s awards showcase University’s societal impact and public...

Now in their fourth year, the awards were made in four categories: collaboration, early career, established researcher/academic champion and professional service. Winners in the collaboration category...

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Cambridge digital technology pilot supports students from under-represented...

The project – which will also explore innovative new ways to help students during their application to study some courses at Cambridge, and investigate new ways of teaching students during their time...

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Risk of Ebola outbreaks could be reduced by understanding how ecosystems...

The model could help policymakers to decide where to target vaccine deployment, or develop healthcare infrastructure, to reduce the risk of zoonotic disease outbreaks – illnesses that spread between...

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