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Scientists develop new class of cancer drug with potential to treat leukaemia

Our genetic code is written in DNA, but in order to generate proteins – molecules that are vital to the function of living organisms – DNA first needs to be converted into RNA. The production of...

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New cancer algorithm flags genetic weaknesses in tumours

The MMRDetect clinical algorithm makes it possible to identify tumours that have ‘mismatch repair deficiencies’ and then improve the personalisation of cancer therapies to exploit those weaknesses....

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Young people who experience bullying are more likely to fantasise about...

While research has shown that significant numbers of people fantasise about inflicting harm, little is known about the processes behind such “violent ideations”.    A team led by a University of...

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Ability of multi-drug resistant infection to evolve within cystic fibrosis...

Around one in 2,500 children in the UK is born with cystic fibrosis, a hereditary condition that causes the lungs to become clogged up with thick, sticky mucus. The condition tends to decrease life...

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Exploit plants’ ability to tell the time to make food production more...

Like humans, plants have an ‘internal clock’ that monitors the rhythms of their environment. The authors of a study published today say that now the genetic basis of this circadian system is well...

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Cancer rates in medieval Britain were around ten times higher than previously...

The first study to use x-rays and CT scans to detect evidence of cancer among the skeletal remains of a pre-industrial population suggests that between 9-14% of adults in medieval Britain had the...

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Cambridge researchers lead policy briefing on Nature-based Solutions for the...

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) – solutions to societal challenges that involve working with nature – are such a solution. Examples include tree planting to sequester atmospheric carbon and restoring...

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University of Cambridge announces appointment of Dr Diarmuid O’Brien as new...

Dr O’Brien takes over one of the world’s most successful university centres for technology transfer from outgoing chief executive Dr Tony Raven, who has grown Cambridge Enterprise into an innovation...

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Loan applications processed around midday more likely to be rejected

These are the findings of a study by researchers in Cambridge’s Department of Psychology, published today in the journal Royal Society Open Science.  Decision fatigue is the tiredness caused by having...

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How accurate were early expert predictions on COVID-19, and how did they...

Researchers from the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication surveyed 140 UK experts and 2,086 UK laypersons in April 2020 and asked them to make four quantitative predictions about the...

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The Royal Society announces election of new Fellows 2021

Over 60 outstanding scientists from all over the globe have joined the Royal Society as Fellows and Foreign Members. The distinguished group of scientists consists of 52 Fellows, 10 Foreign Members...

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Supporting mums’ mental health strengthens ‘protective’ playmate role with...

The finding comes from a granular analysis of 3,600 five-second clips, which researchers took from recordings of 60 mother-toddler pairs playing together. Mothers with minimal anxiety were more likely...

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Can federated learning save the world?

Artificial intelligence models are used increasingly widely in today’s world. Many carry out natural language processing tasks – such as language translation, predictive text and email spam filters....

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Unhealthy patterns of diet, exercise, and sleep linked to high risk of...

The results are published today in the journal Molecular Autism. Earlier research suggests that autistic people die 16-35 years younger than expected, and that greater health problems may contribute...

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Nature has enormous potential to fight climate change and biodiversity loss...

Incorporating contributions from over 100 experts across academia, statutory agencies and NGOs, the comprehensive evaluation of the available evidence details the strengths, limitations and trade-offs...

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Philosopher’s thumbs-down to social media ‘likes’ gets award thumbs-up from...

‘Please Like This Paper’, published today (12 May 2021) in the Institute’s journal Philosophy, argues that while ‘like’ functions help social media users feel they are being heard, they might actually...

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The Academy of Medical Sciences announces election of new Fellows 2021

The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected 50 prominent biomedical and health scientists to its respected and influential Fellowship. The new Fellows have been selected for their exceptional...

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‘Pre-bunk’ tactics reduce public susceptibility to COVID-19 conspiracies and...

A short online game designed to fight conspiracies about COVID-19 boosts people’s confidence in detecting misinformation by increasing their ability to perceive its “manipulativeness” compared to...

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Year 8 students work with Cambridge researchers to help their peers learn...

Researchers from Cambridge’s Department of Geography and Year 8 students in Wales have worked together to produce a series of learning resources based on census data, showing how the country has...

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Kelp, maggots and mycoprotein among future foods that must be mass-farmed to...

Researchers at the University of Cambridge say our future global food supply cannot be safeguarded by traditional approaches to improving food production. They suggest state-of-the-art,...

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