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Significant increase in depression seen among children during first lockdown

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Government implemented a national 'lockdown' involving school closures and social distancing. There has been widespread concern that these measures would...

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Hidden symmetry could be key to more robust quantum systems, researchers find

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, have shown that microscopic particles can remain intrinsically linked, or entangled, over long distances even if there are random disruptions between...

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Statement on Freedom of Speech: Regent House ballot

Grace 2 of 28 September 2020 and three amendments (statement on freedom of speech): Result Votes For Votes Against % of valid vote For Amendment 1 1,378 208 86.9% Amendment 2 1,243 311 80% Amendment 3...

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Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding

Three hundred and twenty-seven mid-career researchers were today awarded Consolidator Grants by the ERC, totalling €655 million. The UK has 50 grantees in this year’s funding round. The funding is...

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Gene therapy injection in one eye surprises scientists by improving vision in...

In a landmark phase 3 clinical trial, the international team, coordinated by Dr Patrick Yu-Wai-Man from the University of Cambridge and Dr José-Alain Sahel from the University of Pittsburgh and...

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No deal Brexit could have detrimental impact for four million people in UK...

One in 17 UK citizens lives with a rare disease, which are defined as conditions that affect fewer than one in 2,000 people in the general population. A group of experts has written to The Lancet...

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Remdesivir likely to be highly effective antiviral against SARS-CoV-2 for...

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been hampered by the lack of effective antiviral drugs against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease. Scientists had pinned hope on the drug...

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Statement from the University on the death of Giulio Regeni and malicious...

Despite this very significant development, some voices in the media remain inexplicably determined to point fingers at Giulio’s supervisor, Dr Maha Abdelrahman. Press reports have rehashed old and...

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Apathy could predict onset of dementia years before other symptoms

Frontotemporal dementia is a significant cause of dementia among younger people. It is often diagnosed between the ages of 45 and 65. It changes behaviour, language and personality, leading to...

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Aroma diffuser and plastic bag offer inexpensive method to test fit of face...

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, tested a variety of materials to construct a new inexpensive and reliable method for assessing the fit of masks. Commercial testing equipment has...

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AI could help cut waiting times for cancer by automating mark-up of patient...

The AI technology, known as InnerEye, is the result of an eight-year collaboration between researchers at Cambridge-based Microsoft Research, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the University of Cambridge....

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Driving force behind cellular ‘protein factories’ could have implications for...

In a study published today in Science Advances, researchers from the University of Cambridge show that tiny components within the cell are the biological engines behind effective protein production....

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Common drug for build-up of blood following head injury worse than placebo,...

Chronic subdural haematoma is one of the most common neurological disorders and mainly affects older people. People affected often have headaches, deteriorating memory, confusion, balance problems or...

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Cambridge launches Regulatory Genome Project

The University of Cambridge has launched the Regulatory Genome Project, a transformational initiative to sequence the world’s vast amount of regulatory text to create a comprehensive open repository...

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One in three adults drank more alcohol during first lockdown

In early March, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic and many countries put in place drastic safety measures to control the spread of the virus, including an extended lockdown...

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Muddying the waters: rock breakdown may play less role of a role in...

The findings, published in PNAS, suggest Earth’s natural mechanism for removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere via the weathering of rocks may in fact be weaker than scientists had thought –...

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Cambridge COVID-19 Testing Centre passes 2 million tests milestone

The facility was set up in a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and two major pharmaceutical partners, AstraZeneca and GSK. Soon after its launch, the facility was brought into the...

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Message from the Vice-Chancellor regarding the UK and the European Union

Over the past three years, working groups across the collegiate University have been assessing the impact of leaving the European Union with or without a deal. They have been making sure that the...

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Cambridge academics recognised in 2021 New Year Honours

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Director of Cambridge’s Autism Research Centre and a Fellow of Trinity College, has been knighted for services to people with autism research and autistic people. He is...

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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Ben Underwood

Like many clinical researchers, my latest work has focused on urgent public health studies in response to the pandemic. Normally I have three roles: as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Deputy Medical...

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