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Ground-breaking ceremony celebrates start of construction work on new Heart...

The HLRI, a joint venture between the University of Cambridge and Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, aims to focus on collaboration between research and its clinical use in treating...

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Hawaiian ancestors begin their journey home

The ancestral remains, collected in the mid-to-late 19th century, previously formed part of the Duckworth Laboratory Collection in the University’s Department of Archaeology. The Duckworth Laboratory...

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New tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy

The new tools, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, will help scientists design more efficient and safer battery systems for grid-scale energy storage. In addition, the technique...

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International Women’s Day 2020

Family days, art exhibitions, inspiring speakers and talks will explore the experiences of women, the barriers they have faced and how these barriers have been overcome. The events will also celebrate...

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Women in STEM: Krittika D'Silva

My PhD research focuses on using machine learning algorithms and network metrics to model urban cities worldwide. A project I led examined the role of network and transport metrics to predict whether...

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Experts call for more mental health support for parents of children with...

As many as one in 20 families worldwide is thought to include a child with a learning disability, but little is known about how this affects the parents’ mental health and wellbeing. Although some...

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Women in STEM: Dr Maria Russo

Cambridge University is an amazing cauldron of very talented people. I have been working in the Department of Chemistry for over ten years as a Research Scientist, funded by the National Centre for...

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Cambridge creates new Professorship in education and mental health

The University of Cambridge is creating a new Professorship in education and mental health, to further strengthen a growing research programme aimed at improving the wellbeing, and associated life...

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World’s first artificial pancreas app licensed for people with type 1...

The CamAPS FX app works with an insulin pump and a glucose monitor to automatically deliver insulin to people living with the condition via a complex algorithm. Around 400,000 people in the UK are...

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Inflammation in the brain linked to several forms of dementia

Inflammation is usually the body’s response to injury and stress – such as the redness and swelling that accompanies an injury or infection. However, inflammation in the brain – known as...

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Cambridge research team working towards vaccine against COVID-19

It is hard now to conceive that two months ago, few people had heard of the new coronavirus. Now, the virus, which causes the disease COVID-19, has spread to every corner of the globe. The World...

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Opinion: Five ways to beat anxiety and take back control of your life during...

When you look at the news, all you hear about are the latest deaths and numbers of people infected by coronavirus, along with tips on how to avoid infection, how to protect yourself, how to avoid sick...

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New data tests 'theory of everything'

Despite having many different versions of string theory circulating throughout the physics community for decades, there have been very few experimental tests. Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray...

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Global human genome study reveals our complex evolutionary history

Uncovering a large amount of previously undescribed genetic variation, the study provides new insights into our evolutionary past, and highlights the complexity of the process through which our...

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Cambridge to spearhead £20million alliance to map spread of COVID-19 coronavirus

Through a £20 million investment administered by the University, the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium - comprised of the NHS, Public Health Agencies, Wellcome Sanger Institute, and numerous academic...

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Electric cars better for climate in 95% of the world

Reports have questioned whether electric cars really are ‘greener’ once emissions from production and generating their electricity are taken into account. But a new study by the universities of...

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Uncertainty about facts can be reported without damaging public trust in news...

The numbers that drive headlines – those on Covid-19 infections, for example – contain significant levels of uncertainty: assumptions, limitations, extrapolations, and so on. Experts and journalists...

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Intensive care units in England could run out of beds within two weeks, study...

Since emerging in November 2019, there have been over 267,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus and over 11,200 deaths (WHO figures 22 March). While COVID-19 generally causes mild symptoms, some...

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Opinion: Coronavirus: five ways to be a better manager when working from home

It is essential that managers are attuned to the various personal needs of their colleagues at this time. The boundaries between work and personal life erode when we work from home and everyone will...

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University uses spin-out company’s innovation to co-ordinate donations of...

Alongside equipment collected at the University itself, extra supplies are being sourced from around the globe by University departments, and donated by Cambridge alumni and a network of University...

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