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Thought experiment on post-COVID Cambridge suggests that for universities,...

The finding comes from a study which began when the UK first went into lockdown in March 2020, forcing universities to move some teaching online. Ten months on, it suggests that academics and students...

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Disabled teachers face significant workplace discrimination despite drive for...

The University of Cambridge research concludes that disabled teachers remain ‘on the margins’ of a drive for greater inclusivity in schools. It draws on in-depth interviews with several teachers to...

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LGBT+ History Month 2021 at Cambridge

Talks, film nights and book clubs will explore the experiences of the LGBT+ community, discuss significant moments in queer history and honour those who have worked to promote equality and diversity....

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Pfizer BioNTech vaccine likely to be effective against B1.1.7 strain of...

The preliminary data, which have yet to be to peer-reviewed and relate to only a small number of patients, also suggest that a significant proportion of over-eighty olds may not be sufficiently...

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Lynn Gladden named as Queen Elizabeth Prize judging panel chair

The QEPrize is the world’s most prestigious engineering prize, celebrating the engineers responsible for ground-breaking innovations in engineering that have been of global benefit to humanity. The...

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Teaching pupils empathy measurably improves their creative abilities, study...

The findings are from a year-long University of Cambridge study with Design and Technology (D&T) year 9 pupils (ages 13 to 14) at two inner London schools. Pupils at one school spent the year...

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Letter to the Times clarifies position on oversubscription

CAMBRIDGE OFFERS Sir, Apropos your report “Cambridge to withdraw places if oversubscribed” (Feb 3), the university is not planning to withdraw places from students who meet the terms of their offers....

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Climate change may have driven the emergence of SARS-CoV-2

A new study published today in the journal Science of the Total Environment provides the first evidence of a mechanism by which climate change could have played a direct role in the emergence of...

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Study highlights risk of new SARS-CoV-2 mutations emerging during chronic...

Writing in Nature, a team led by Cambridge researchers report how they were able to observe SARS-CoV-2 mutating in the case of an immunocompromised patient treated with convalescent plasma. In...

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‘Multiplying’ light could be key to ultra-powerful optical computers

An important class of challenging computational problems, with applications in graph theory, neural networks, artificial intelligence and error-correcting codes can be solved by multiplying light...

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‘Magnetic graphene’ forms a new kind of magnetism

The researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, were able to control the conductivity and magnetism of iron thiophosphate (FePS3), a two-dimensional material which undergoes a transition from an...

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New method developed for ‘up-sizing’ mini organs used in medical research

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used their method to culture and grow a ‘mini-airway’, the first time that a tube-shaped organoid has been developed without the need for any...

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Function identified of ‘mystery protein’ that kills healthy brain cells of...

A study published in Nature Communications presents new evidence about what a key protein called alpha-synuclein actually does in neurons in the brain. Dr Giuliana Fusco from the University of...

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‘Left behind’ adolescent women must be prioritised within sustainable...

The University of Cambridge report, which was commissioned by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, argues that there is an urgent need to do more to support marginalised, adolescent women...

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Proper fit of face masks is more important than material, study suggests

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, carried out a series of different fit tests, and found that when a high-performance mask – such as an N95, KN95 or FFP2 mask – is not properly...

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Astronomers identify new method of planet formation

In the last 25 years, scientists have discovered over 4000 planets outside our solar system. From relatively small rock and water worlds to blisteringly hot gas giants, these planets display a...

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Light used to detect quantum information stored in 100,000 nuclear quantum bits

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, were able to inject a ‘needle’ of highly fragile quantum information in a ‘haystack’ of 100,000 nuclei. Using lasers to control an electron, the...

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Robotic dogs and laughter therapy: 10 ways to combat loneliness and isolation...

A team at Cambridge’s School of Medicine carried out a systematic review looking at the existing evidence on different approaches to tackling loneliness and social isolation. While all the individual...

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First COVID-19 lockdown cost UK hospitality and high street £45 billion in...

The UK’s first national lockdown from March 2020 and its immediate aftermath saw a massive shift in consumer habits that was initially mandated but then lingered as shops and restaurants opened but...

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Cambridge psychologist helps Facebook fight climate change misinformation

Facebook has sought the help of experts on anti-environment propaganda, including a Cambridge psychologist, to improve their Climate Science Information Centre and help more of the platform’s almost...

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