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School closures may have wiped out a year of academic progress for pupils in...

The research, by academics from the University of Cambridge and RTI International, attempts to quantify the scale of learning loss that children from poor and marginalised communities in the Global...

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Medieval ‘birthing girdle’ parchment was worn during labour, study suggests

Researchers have found direct evidence that a 500-year-old manuscript was worn during childbirth by using “biomolecular analysis” to detect ancient proteins from cervico-vaginal fluid within the weave...

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Pandemic restrictions aggravating known triggers for self-harm and poor...

Writing in The BMJ, Professor Tamsin Ford at the University of Cambridge and colleagues say deterioration in mental health is clearest among families already struggling and call for urgent action “to...

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Sugar purchased in soft drinks fell 10% following introduction of industry levy

While the volume of soft drinks purchased did not change, the amount of sugar in those drinks was 30g lower per household per week, which the researchers say represents a ‘win-win’ for public health...

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Hubble sees new atmosphere forming on a rocky exoplanet

The planet GJ 1132 b appears to have begun life as a gaseous world with a thick blanket of atmosphere. Starting out at several times the radius of Earth, this ‘sub-Neptune’ quickly lost its primordial...

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Traces of Earth’s early magma ocean identified in Greenland rocks

The study, published in the journal Science Advances, yields information on an important period in our planet’s formation, when a deep sea of incandescent magma stretched across Earth’s surface and...

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Machine learning models for diagnosing COVID-19 are not yet suitable for...

Researchers have found that out of the more than 300 COVID-19 machine learning models described in scientific papers in 2020, none of them is suitable for detecting or diagnosing COVID-19 from...

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Video-led feedback programme reduces behaviour problems in children as young...

The six-session programme involves providing carefully-prepared feedback to parents about how they can build on positive moments when playing and engaging with their child using video clips of...

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Use of AI to fight COVID-19 risks harming 'disadvantaged groups', experts warn

This is according to researchers at the University of Cambridge's Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) in two articles, published today in the British Medical Journal, cautioning...

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Professor Mauro F. Guillén announced as next Director of Cambridge Judge...

Professor Guillén will officially begin his role as Director on 1 September 2021, succeeding Professor Christoph Loch, who has been Director of the School since 2011. Professor Guillén has taught at...

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Slashing research funding is a threat to Global Britain

That is why, like the UK Government, we are committed to leveraging that advantage and growing a 'Global Britain', and to a country which is levelled-up. Universities are powerful allies in helping to...

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Cambridge leads trial to see if tapeworm drug can boost protection from...

If the trial is successful, it may pave the way for a new treatment to prevent or alleviate the impact of COVID-19 in people on dialysis, people who have had a kidney transplant, and people with...

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New result from LHCb experiment challenges leading theory in physics

Results from the LHCb Collaboration at CERN suggests particles are not behaving the way they should according to the guiding theory of particle physics – suggesting gaps in our understanding of the...

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The Kennel Club Genetics Centre to re-open as part of the University of...

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust has funded the centre since its initial launch at the Animal Health Trust in 2009. The new centre will continue to be led by Dr Cathryn Mellersh, and will resume its...

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Cambridge leads national drug trial to prevent deaths after COVID-19 patients...

The clinical trial - named HEAL-COVID - also aims to cut the number of patients being readmitted to hospital with complications as a result of having COVID. Data from the Office for National...

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University of Cambridge commits to a major new centre for music performance

This initiative will contribute to the recovery of the physical University in the wake of the pandemic, and is an important signal of Cambridge’s ongoing commitment to the performing arts. The CMP...

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New genetic clues point to new treatments for ‘silent’ stroke

Researchers discovered changes to 12 genetic regions in the DNA of people who have had a lacunar stroke – a type of stroke caused by weakening of the small blood vessels deep within the brain. Over...

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Global evidence for how EdTech can support pupils with disabilities is...

Despite widespread optimism that educational technology, or ‘EdTech’, can help to level the playing field for young people with disabilities, the study found a significant shortage of evidence about...

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Autism rates have increased and show differences in ethnic minorities and...

Black and Chinese pupils were 26% and 38% more likely to be autistic respectively and autistic children were much more likely to face significant social disadvantage. The results are published today...

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Scientists zero in on the role of volcanoes in the demise of dinosaurs

Earth has experienced five major extinction events over the last 500 million years, the fifth and most recent responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Massive volcanic eruptions...

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