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Menu labelling linked to less fat and salt in food at major UK restaurant chains

The researchers behind the study argue that if government policy made menu labelling mandatory, it could encourage restaurants to produce healthier options, leading to public health benefits. Obesity...

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Women in STEM: Emma Glennon

I try to understand how and why new diseases emerge. As cities grow and climates change, new and poorly-understood diseases are causing outbreaks more and more frequently. I build models to help...

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Prevention better than cure at keeping young users from getting involved in...

The study, by researchers from the University of Cambridge and University of Strathclyde, looked at four different types of law enforcement interventions, the first evaluation of the their...

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Cambridge joins new transatlantic research alliance to detect cancer at its...

The University of Cambridge will be a partner in a new transatlantic research alliance announced today to help more people beat cancer through early detection. Cancer Research UK will invest up to £40...

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‘Artificial leaf’ successfully produces clean gas

The carbon-neutral device sets a new benchmark in the field of solar fuels, after researchers at the University of Cambridge demonstrated that it can directly produce the gas – called syngas – in a...

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Virtual investment experiment indicates informed consumers choose sustainable...

Research by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) simulated real-world investment scenarios in order to analyse the extent the investing public values...

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Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of...

The scientists used sophisticated simulations to show how powerful jets from supermassive black holes are disrupted by the motion of hot gas and galaxies, preventing gas from cooling, which could...

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Revealing the nanostructure of wood could help raise height limits for wooden...

There is increasing interest around the world in using timber as a lighter, more sustainable construction alternative to steel and concrete. While wood has been used in buildings for millennia, its...

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Childhood obesity linked to structural differences in key brain regions

However, the scientists who led the study stress that it is not possible to say whether obesity causes these brain changes or whether the children are obese because their brain structures are...

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Women in STEM: Stepheni Uh

My research explores the neurophysiological bases of cognitive and emotional resilience in children growing up in poverty. It’s part of a large project in our lab: the Resilience, Education, and...

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Cambridge Vice-Chancellor pledges to step up efforts to tackle racial harassment

The Vice-Chancellor said: “There is no place for racism or racial harassment of any kind at Collegiate Cambridge. “We are determined to nurture the right culture at Cambridge, and will intensify...

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First Harding Scholars welcomed

In February, the University announced David and Claudia Harding’s unprecedented £100 million gift to help attract the most talented postgraduate and undergraduate students, from the UK and around the...

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Extent of human encroachment into world’s protected areas revealed

A study of human activity within thousands of conservation spaces in over 150 countries suggests that – on average across the world – protected areas are not reducing the “anthropogenic pressure” on...

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Genetic variants for autism linked to higher rates of self-harm and childhood...

Previous studies by the Cambridge team established that autistic individuals experience higher levels of self-harm, including suicidal thoughts and feelings, and higher rates of childhood...

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Switching to ‘green’ inhalers could reduce carbon emissions and cut costs,...

Metered-dose inhalers contain liquefied, compressed gases that act as a propellant to atomise the drug being delivered and to pump it out to the user. Originally chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), were used...

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Two new Climate Change Master's programmes launched at Cambridge

The two Master's programmes, in Anthropocene Studies and Holocene Climates, will welcome their first students in October 2020 and will be hosted in the Department of Geography. They are among the...

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Women in STEM: Professor Marian Holness

I was educated at state schools in Southampton before coming to Cambridge, where I gained my BA and PhD. I spent six years as a Postdoc at the University of Edinburgh, and have been a University...

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Did the Sixties dream die in 1969?

The Sixties are generally remembered as an era of freedom, innovation and visionary experience. It’s the period, after all, that gave us The Beatles, the Summer of Love, the civil rights movement, the...

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Opinion: Climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss – no country is...

There’s little that the left and the right agree on these days. But surely one thing is beyond question: that national governments must protect citizens from the gravest threats and risks they face....

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Regeneration mechanism discovered in mice could provide target for drugs to...

The mechanism, identified in mice, was discovered by researchers at the University of Cambridge’s Gurdon Institute. It has long been known that the human liver is one of the organs that can regenerate...

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