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Widespread use of control measures such as facemasks is vital to suppress the...

The model, developed by scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Liverpool, is published today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. It uses mathematical equations to provide general...

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Gene therapy technique shows potential for repairing damage caused by...

Gene therapy – where a missing or defective gene is replaced by a healthy version – is becoming increasingly common for a number of neurological conditions including Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis,...

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Lakes on Greenland Ice Sheet can drain huge amounts of water, even in winter

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used radar data from a European Space Agency satellite to show that even when the heat from the Sun is absent, these lakes can discharge large...

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Victory for Cambridge's men's and women's crews in the Boat Race 2021

Cambridge scored a double victory in the Boat Race 2021, with both the men's and women's crews coming out on top following two thrilling races. The event was moved from the usual course, along the...

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Opinion: Why scientists need to work more closely with faith communities on...

I am used to sceptical looks when I talk to scientists about my work with religious communities. They have reason to see science as under threat from zealots: examples abound, from the treatment of...

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Poor children are being ‘failed by the system’ on road to higher education in...

The research, which used data from around 3,500 young people in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, shows that promising but poorer students ‘fall away’ during their school years, as challenges...

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Researchers call for greater awareness of unintended consequences of CRISPR...

CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing is a widely used research tool which allows scientists to remove and replace sections of DNA in cells, allowing them, for example, to study the function of a given gene or...

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Conservationists may be unintentionally spreading pathogens between...

The new report published in the journal Conservation Lettersfocuses on freshwater mussels, which the researchers have studied extensively, but is applicable to all species moved around for...

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Following atoms in real time could lead to better materials design

The results, reported in the journal Physical Review Letters, could be used to design new types of materials and quantum technology devices. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, captured...

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Stress does not lead to loss of self-control in eating disorders, study finds

People who experience bulimia nervosa and a subset of those affected by anorexia nervosa share certain key symptoms, namely recurrent binge-eating and compensatory behaviours, such as vomiting. The...

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Artificial intelligence could be used to triage patients suspected at risk of...

When researchers applied the technique to analysing samples obtained using the ‘pill on a string’ diagnostic tool Cytosponge, they found that it was capable of reducing by half pathologists’ workload...

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Cambridge COVID-19 Test Centre has processed more than 3 million tests

More than 3 million tests have now been processed at the Cambridge COVID-19 Test Centre as part of the University’s extensive response to the pandemic. The Centre – at the University’s Anne McLaren...

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Stone Age bear genome reconstructed from DNA in Mexican cave

A team of scientists led by Professor Eske Willerslev in the University of Cambridge’s Department of Zoology and the Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre, University of Copenhagen, have recreated...

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Raring to return | Vice-Chancellor’s blog

Over a year since the United Kingdom went into its first lockdown, and even as some of the national restrictions are loosened, we continue to suffer from disruption to our core activities of teaching,...

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From extravagant to achievable - pushing the boundaries of research to find...

Led by 2019 Physics Nobel Laureate Professor Didier Queloz, the Cambridge Initiative for Planetary Science and Life in the Universe will be the driving force for the development of a new Cambridge...

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Simple treatment during pregnancy can protect baby from memory problems in...

Low oxygen in the womb - known as chronic fetal hypoxia - is one of the most common complications in human pregnancy. It can be diagnosed when a routine ultrasound scan shows that the baby is not...

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Cultivating ‘multilingual identities’ in schools could help reverse national...

The University of Cambridge study found that pupils who learn about the value of languages, how languages shape personal identity, and their impact on social cohesion, feel much more positive about...

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Twelve Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding

Two hundred and nine senior scientists from across Europe were awarded grants in today’s announcement, representing a total of €507 million in research funding. The UK has 51 grantees in this year’s...

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Teaching pupils to ‘think like Da Vinci’ will help them to take on climate...

A radically reformed approach to education, in which different subjects teach connected themes, like climate change or food security, is being proposed by researchers, who argue that it would better...

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Fourth University of Cambridge nursery under construction

The new development will help address the strong demand for nursery places and support staff and students with their personal arrangements around work and study, alongside the three high quality...

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