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New drone technology advances volcanic monitoring

The team, involving 20 researchers from seven countries, used long-range drones kitted out with a range of lightweight sensors to study the Manam volcano - one of the most active volcanoes in Papua...

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Focus on COVID-19 deaths in under-65’s for better insights into infection...

The research, conducted by scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Institut Pasteur, was published today in the leading journal Nature. It highlights how large COVID-19 outbreaks in European...

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Lack of understanding of common heart condition leads to missed treatment...

HFpEF – pronounced ‘heff peff’ – is a condition whereby heart muscles are too stiff, preventing the organ’s chambers from filling properly with blood. Symptoms include shortness of breath, swelling in...

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University of Cambridge's historical involvement with Tobias Rustat

Rustat, a courtier to Charles II, derived great wealth from the Royal African Company, which was responsible for shipping more enslaved Africans to the Americas than any other institution during the...

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A special service for Remembrance Sunday 2020

‘A Service of Remembrance and Reconciliation for County, City, and University’, will include a blend of pre-recorded videos and live streaming from the church in Senate House Hill. It will be held in...

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Why it takes guts to protect the brain against infection

The brain is arguably the most important organ in the body, as it controls most other body systems and enables reasoning, intelligence, and emotion. Humans have evolved a variety of protective...

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Researchers show how to target a 'shape-shifting' protein in Alzheimer’s disease

A team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, have identified a new mechanism of targeting amyloid-beta, a protein fragment that clumps together and kills healthy brain cells in people...

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Technique to regenerate the optic nerve offers hope for future glaucoma...

Axons – nerve fibres – in the adult central nervous system (CNS) do not normally regenerate after injury and disease, meaning that damage is often irreversible. However, over the past decade there...

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Discovery of shape of the SARS-CoV-2 genome after infection could inform new...

SARS-CoV-2 is one of many coronaviruses. All share the characteristic of having the largest single-stranded RNA genome in nature. This genome contains all the genetic code the virus needs to produce...

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Letter to the Chancellor of Kabul University

Professor Dr M Osman Babury Chancellor Kabul UniversityBy email 4 November 2020 Dear Professor Babury, I read with shock and grave concern about the terrible events at Kabul University this week. May...

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Game combats political misinformation by letting players undermine democracy

The free-to-play Harmony Square is released to the public today, along with a study on its effectiveness published in the Harvard Misinformation Review. It has been created by University of Cambridge...

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Cambridge Zero launches first climate festival

The University of Cambridge kicks off its first global Climate Change Festival today (6 November), the first of eight days of free online climate-themed events for all ages. Cambridge Zero, the...

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Climate change and food demand could shrink species’ habitats by almost a...

The study, published today in the journal Nature Communications, analysed changes in the geographical range of 16,919 species from 1700 to the present day. The data were also used to predict future...

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The University of Cambridge has formally adopted the IHRA definition of...

The IHRA definition is a useful tool for understanding how antisemitism manifests itself in our society. It will be used as a test to establish whether behaviour that is in breach of the University’s...

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Honour among thieves: the study of a cybercrime marketplace in action

Having seen a large rise in illegal transactions during the first national lockdown last spring, the researchers will warn at a workshop this afternoon that the second lockdown is likely to result in...

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Female mongooses start violent fights to mate with unrelated males

Mongooses rarely leave the group they are born into, so members are usually genetically related. The new study, published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals...

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Universe unravelled: Stephen Hawking Centre collaborates on new streaming series

The Universe Unravelledseries premieres on Discovery+ in November 2020, coinciding with the UK launch of this new digital platform. The series is aimed at anyone who is curious about the Universe we...

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Computer vision app allows easier monitoring of diabetes

The app uses computer vision techniques to read and record the glucose levels, time and date displayed on a typical glucose test via the camera on a mobile phone. The technology, which doesn’t require...

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The future’s uncertain – but noradrenaline can help us adapt

The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged us all into a state of uncertainty. In a rapidly changing situation where it is hard to know what will happen next, making decisions can be difficult. Researchers at...

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Cambridge-led SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance consortium receives £12.2 million

The additional investment will enable COG-UK to grow and strengthen current genomic surveillance efforts spearheaded by the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge, together with the...

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