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Adding a metre between meals boosts vegetarian appeal – study

Meat-heavy diets not only risk our health but that of the planet, as livestock farming on a massive scale destroys habitats and generates greenhouse gases. Conservationists at the University of...

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A-level results day 2020 #GoingToCambridge

It has been a highly unusual year for A-level students, but today is a day for celebration for those heading to the University of Cambridge.  Safa Al-Azami studied A-levels at Altrincham Grammar...

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Cambridge engineers recognised with awards for pandemic service

The engineers, from the Institute of Manufacturing and the Whittle Laboratory, are among the 19 winners announced today for exceptional engineering achievements in tackling COVID-19 in the UK. In...

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Ageing heart cells offer clues to susceptibility of older people to severe...

The findings could help explain why age is major risk factor for dying from COVID-19, with people over 70 years at greatest risk, and why the disease can cause heart complications in severe cases,...

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Prevention of heart disease can start before birth

Babies that experience low oxygen levels in the womb due to pregnancy complications often go on to develop heart disease in adulthood. A study using sheep has discovered that a specialised antioxidant...

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor Daniela De Angelis

I work for the Medical Research Council (MRC) Biostatistics Unit (BSU), a department in the University’s School of Clinical Medicine. I am a Programme Leader and Deputy Director of the Unit. The Unit...

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Carbon dioxide ‘pulses’ are a common feature of the carbon cycle

Ice cores from Antarctica show that, in the span of less than two centuries, atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide jumped repeatedly at the end of the last ice age, when the Atlantic was continuously...

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Abrupt changes in Earth’s past climate occurred synchronously

The Last Glacial Period, between 115,000 and 11,700 years ago, was punctuated by a series of severe climate changes: warm periods where temperatures in Greenland spiked by 8-16°C over the course of a...

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Cambridge takes major role in initiative to help solve UK ‘productivity puzzle’

The University of Cambridge is one of the partners in a major new £32.4m Productivity Institute, announced today by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. It is the largest...

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Children’s fiction on terror is leading a youth ‘write-back’ against...

The study, by Dr Blanka Grzegorczyk at the University of Cambridge, charts the emergence over almost two decades since 9/11 of a distinctive sub-genre in British children’s literature, focusing on...

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‘Stay Safe Cambridge Uni’ public health campaign launched

The ‘Stay Safe Cambridge Uni’ campaign has been developed by University, College and student representatives, and is based on the latest public health guidance. Additionally, Dr Simone Schnall from...

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New insights into lithium-ion battery failure mechanism

The researchers, from the Universities of Cambridge and Liverpool, and the Diamond Light Source, have identified one of the reasons why state-of-the-art ‘nickel-rich’ battery materials become...

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Wireless device makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

The device, developed by a team from the University of Cambridge, is a significant step toward achieving artificial photosynthesis – a process mimicking the ability of plants to convert sunlight into...

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Understand what works when trying to protect monkeys and apes, say scientists

Primates are the group of mammals that includes monkeys, apes, lemurs – and humans. There is far more research and conservation funding for non-human primates than other animal species, due largely to...

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Cambridge-developed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receives £1.9million from UK...

Innovate UK, the UK government’s innovation agency, has provided the funding for a collaboration between Cambridge spin-out company DIOSynVax (which is contributing an additional £400,000 to the...

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Cambridge to lead national consortium examining immune response to SARS-CoV-2...

The study is one of three new UK-wide studies receiving a share of £8.4 million from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The Humoral Immune...

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Cambridge professor appointed Director of the Leverhulme Trust

Professor Vignoles is a highly distinguished academic whose research has focused on issues of equity and value in education – in particular the relationship between educational achievement and social...

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Scriptures rarely a significant motivating factor behind violence, say...

When acts of violence are reported in London, New York, or the Middle East, people often wonder what role religion might have played. Especially if Muslims are involved, there can also be a tendency...

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Combining PCR and antibody tests at point of care dramatically increases...

Point-of-care testing – in other words, testing patients as soon as they arrive at the hospital – is essential for enabling healthcare workers to rapidly diagnose patients and direct those who test...

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Antiretroviral therapy fails to treat one-third of HIV patients in Malawi...

The observational study involving more than 1,300 people was led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of Malawi College of Medicine and University of Cambridge....

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