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School segregation by wealth is creating unequal learning outcomes for...

The University of Cambridge-led study shows that children from the very poorest families, in what are already some of the lowest-income countries in the world, consistently perform worse in basic...

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Professor Andrew Fabian awarded Kavli Prize

Professor Fabian is one of seven scientists from five countries honoured for breakthrough discoveries in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.  The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters today...

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor James Wood

Before COVID-19, I split my time between my Vet School office and endless meetings in the central University and in London, including at Defra and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Now I’m...

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Antarctic ice sheets capable of retreating up to 50 metres per day

The study, led by the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge, used patterns of delicate wave-like ridges on the Antarctic seafloor to calculate how quickly the ice retreated...

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A good egg: robot chef trained to make omelettes

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge in collaboration with domestic appliance company Beko, used machine learning to train the robot to account for highly subjective matters of taste. The...

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Rapid coronavirus test speeds up access to urgent care and will free up beds...

The first analysis of a new point-of-care 'nucleic acid test' for SARS-CoV-2 in a UK hospital setting shows these machines dramatically reduce time spent on COVID-19 ‘holding’ wards – allowing...

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Lockdown 'helps fuel rise in cybercrime'

That’s the warning from a team of researchers including Dr Ben Collier from the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre, part of Cambridge's Department of Computer Science and Technology. The researchers have...

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Harnessing AI in the fight against COVID-19

An open-source artificial intelligence (AI) tool, combining chest imaging data with laboratory and clinical data, is being developed by Cambridge researchers to support the rapid diagnosis and...

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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Sarah Caddy

I’m a clinical research fellow and veterinary surgeon in the new Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases (CITIID) on the Biomedical Campus. Over the past few months I...

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Opinion: the learning of scientific advisers is the other curve to consider

Despite years of experience advising the government, Professor Neil Ferguson couldn’t have anticipated that his private life would become a matter of public scrutiny last month, essentially ending his...

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Plastic: the new fantastic?

Plastic has become a malevolent symbol of our wasteful society. It’s also cheap, durable, flexible, waterproof, versatile, lightweight, protective and hygienic. During the coronavirus pandemic,...

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COVID-19: 'R' number increasing across England and highest in North West

Real-time tracking of a pandemic, as data accumulate over time, is an essential component of a public health response to a new outbreak. A team of statistical modellers at the Unit are working with...

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Codecheck confirms reproducibility of COVID-19 model results

The code, script and documentation of the 16 March report, which is available on Github, was subject to an independent review led by Dr Stephen Eglen, from Cambridge’s Department of Applied...

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Improved MRI scans could aid in development of arthritis treatments

A team of engineers, radiologists and physicians, led by the University of Cambridge, developed the algorithm, which builds a three-dimensional model of an individual’s knee joint in order to map...

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Widespread facemask use could shrink the ‘R’ number and prevent a second...

Population-wide use of facemasks keeps the coronavirus ‘reproduction number’ under 1.0, and prevents further waves of the virus when combined with lockdowns, a modelling study led by the University of...

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor Jorge Goncalves

I work in various places, including Cambridge, Luxembourg, and Wuhan. I was in Wuhan for a month last November, and luckily left right before the outbreak started. In anticipation of the travel ban, I...

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Recruitment underway as Cambridgeshire NHS trusts join COVID-19 vaccine trial

The COV002 trial, developed by the University of Oxford, aims to assess how well people across a broad range of ages could be protected from COVID-19 using a new vaccine called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19. It...

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High doses of ketamine can temporarily switch off the brain, say researchers

In a study aimed at understanding the effect of therapeutic drugs on the brains of people living with Huntington’s disease, researchers used electroencephalography (EEG) to measure immediate changes...

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Striking differences revealed in COVID-19 mortality between NHS trusts

Using data science techniques, the team revealed that the NHS trust in which a COVID-19 patient ended up in intensive care is as important, in terms of the risk of death, as the strongest...

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AI reduces ‘communication gap’ for nonverbal people by as much as half

The team, from the University of Cambridge and the University of Dundee, developed a new context-aware method that reduces this communication gap by eliminating between 50% and 96% of the keystrokes...

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