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Cambridge researcher named to Time 100 list of world's most influential people

In 2019, the case of ‘The London Patient’ made global headlines, as 40-year-old Adam Castillejo underwent a bone marrow transplant which both cured him of Hodgkins lymphoma, and eradicated the HIV...

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Placenta is initiated first, as cells of a fertilised egg divide and specialise

In a study published today in the journal Nature, researchers looked at the biological pathways active in human embryos during their first few days of development to understand how cells acquire...

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How machine learning can help to future-proof clinical trials in the era of...

In an article published in Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research, an international collaboration of data scientists and pharmaceutical industry experts – led by the Director of the Cambridge Centre...

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Tree rings show scale of Arctic pollution is worse than previously thought

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, has combined ring width and wood chemistry measurements from living and dead trees with soil characteristics and computer...

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The testimony of trees: how volcanic eruptions shaped 2000 years of world...

The researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, used samples from more than 9000 living and dead trees to obtain a precise yearly record of summer temperatures in North America and Eurasia,...

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Record 1.5 million UK users log on to Cambridge maths outreach website...

The NRICH maths project – which provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18 – saw a 94.87% year-on-year rise in website visits from the UK between March and September,...

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Many ventilation systems may increase risk of COVID-19 exposure, study suggests

A team from the University of Cambridge found that widely-used ‘mixing ventilation’ systems, which are designed to keep conditions uniform in all parts of the room, disperse airborne contaminants...

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3D printed ‘invisible’ fibres can sense breath, sound, and biological cells

Researchers from the University of Cambridge used 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, techniques to make electronic fibres, each 100 times thinner than a human hair, creating sensors...

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Cambridge to divest from fossil fuels with 'net zero' plan

The University of Cambridge aims to divest from all direct and indirect investments in fossil fuels by 2030 as part of the University’s plan to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2038, more...

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New Crop Science Centre opens in Cambridge

The Crop Science Centre is an alliance between the University of Cambridge’s Department of Plant Sciences and the crop research organisation NIAB, an internationally recognised centre for crop...

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Cheating birds mimic host nestlings to deceive foster parents

Working in the savannahs of Zambia, a team of international researchers collected images, sounds and videos over four years to reveal a striking and highly specialised form of mimicry. They focused on...

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Black Legacies in STEM exhibition launches today

The new exhibition showcases the work of Black scientists from all over the world who have made – and are making – significant contributions to the field of science, technology, engineering and...

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Vice-Chancellor’s awards showcase impact and engagement during the pandemic

Now in their fifth year, the awards were made in five categories: collaboration, early career, established academic, professional service, online and remote. The winners of the collaboration category...

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Squeezing light inside memory devices could help improve performance

The team, led by the University of Cambridge, used the technique to investigate the materials used in random access memories, while in operation. The results, reported in the journal Nature...

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Children use make-believe aggression and violence to manage bad-tempered peers

Academics from the University of Cambridge believe that the tendency for children to introduce aggressive themes in these situations – which seems to happen whether or not they are personally easy to...

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New partnership to provide expertise on global education reform

Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press have launched a new unit, the Cambridge Partnership for Education, that will draw on the collective knowledge and global network of the University...

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Roger Penrose wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovery about black holes

Penrose is an emeritus professor at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. He becomes the 110th affiliate of the University of Cambridge to be awarded a Nobel Prize. The Royal Swedish...

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Cambridge welcomes record number of black students

This year, 137 have been admitted, a rise of just over 50% on the 2019/20 academic year. This represents 4.6% of the total number of UK undergraduates commencing their studies at the University and...

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Imaging technique could replace tissue biopsies in assessing drug resistance...

In a study published in the journal Cancer Cell, researchers at the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cambridge Institute have shown how a new technique known as hyperpolarisation – which involves effectively...

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Cambridge University and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore...

The Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (CLIC) is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), and is...

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