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Professor David Abulafia awarded Wolfson History Prize 2020

This year’s Wolfson History Prize has been awarded to David Abulafia, Emeritus Professor of Mediterranean History and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, for his book The Boundless Sea: A Human...

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New report confirms Babraham Research Campus at forefront in supporting UK’s...

The report, published today, quantifies the strong contribution the Babraham Research Campus makes to both the commercialisation of life science research and the life science knowledge base, enabling...

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UK modelling study finds case isolation and contact tracing vital to COVID-19...

Using social-contact data on more than 40,000 individuals from the BBC Pandemic database to simulate SARS-CoV-2 transmission in different settings and under different combinations of control measures,...

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People in England’s poorest towns ‘lose over a decade of good health’,...

Populations in England’s poorest towns have on average 12 fewer years of good health than those in the country’s richest towns, according to new research from the University of Cambridge’s Bennett...

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Blood test to monitor cancer up to ten times more sensitive than current...

In the coming years, this method and others based on this approach could lead to tests that more accurately determine if a patient is likely to relapse after treatment and could pave the way for the...

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Stigma of broken family relationships compounded by lockdown

The report, by researchers at the University of Cambridge, Edge Hill University and the UK-based charity Stand Alone, brings together over 800 responses to a survey sent out to the charity’s UK...

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor Ravi Gupta

I work at the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID) in the Department of Medicine. We have stayed operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. I was impressed...

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New programme to accelerate AI research capability at Cambridge

Supported by a donation from Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, the Accelerate Programme for Scientific Discovery will level the playing field for young...

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Faulty brain processing of new information underlies psychotic delusions,...

The results, published today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, describe how a chemical messenger in the brain called dopamine ‘tunes’ the brain to the level of novelty in a situation, and helps us...

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Genomes front and centre of rare disease diagnosis

A research programme pioneering the use of whole genome sequencing in the NHS has diagnosed hundreds of patients and discovered new genetic causes of disease. Whole genome sequencing is the technology...

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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Sharath Srinivasan

I’ve spent most of the last few years in Kenya and eastern Africa. When I wasn’t there, I was usually scampering back and forth between the Alison Richard Building on Cambridge’s Sidgwick site and...

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Human interactions with wild and farmed animals must change dramatically to...

The authors of the new report argue that well-meaning but simplistic actions such as complete bans on hunting and wildlife trade, ‘wet markets’ or consumption of wild animals may be unachievable and...

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Opinion: Why too much focus on COVID-19 could be harming our children

In preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic and the anticipated overwhelming demand on hospitals, the NHS moved towards of a policy of providing only essential treatments. Doctors were asked to postpone...

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New artificial heart valve could transform open-heart surgery

The valve, called PoliValve, has been developed by scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol. The team’s latest in vitro results, published in the journal Biomaterials Science, suggest...

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Playtime with dad may improve children’s self-control

The study, by academics at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and the LEGO Foundation, pulled together fragmentary evidence from the past 40 years to understand more about how fathers...

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Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to...

Between 1-6% of all pregnancies in Western countries are affected by high blood pressure, which usually returns to normal after giving birth. This condition is known as gestational hypertension, or...

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Secrets of naked mole-rat cancer resistance unearthed

Understanding how these remarkable animals are almost completely immune to cancer could improve our understanding of the early stages of the disease in people and lead to new ways to prevent or better...

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More than 100 University buildings reopened for research

Research takes place in hundreds of buildings across Cambridge, almost all of which were shut down at the end of March. The only exceptions were buildings where research related to COVID-19 was taking...

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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Charlotte Summers

Intensive care specialists are like the canaries in a coalmine. They’re often the first to spot something that’s new and worrying; and it was around Christmas time last year that I remember first...

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Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue

The dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic share 'striking similarities' with the twin environmental crises of global heating and species extinction, argue a team of scientists and policy experts from...

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