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People more afraid of catching COVID-19 are more judgemental, study finds

The researchers say their findings are evidence that our morality is shaped by various emotions and intuitions, of which concerns about health and safety are prominent. This means that our judgements...

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England on track to achieve elimination of HIV transmission by 2030 as model...

To manage the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) in England, enhanced testing and earlier treatment strategies were scaled-up between 2011 and 2015 and supplemented from 2015 by...

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‘Vegan spider silk’ provides sustainable alternative to single-use plastics

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, created a polymer film by mimicking the properties of spider silk, one of the strongest materials in nature. The new material is as strong as many...

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Astronomers spot a ‘blinking giant’ near the centre of the Galaxy

An international team of astronomers observed the star, VVV-WIT-08, decreasing in brightness by a factor of 30, so that it nearly disappeared from the sky. While many stars change in brightness...

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Cambridge figures' contributions recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021

Sir John Aston, Harding Professor of Statistics in Public Life, has been knighted for services to Statistics and Public Policymaking. A world-renowned statistician working in the Department of Pure...

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New risk calculator to help save many more lives from heart attack and stroke

The risk calculator, SCORE2, will be adopted by the upcoming European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice, and enables doctors across Europe to predict who’s at risk...

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Teenagers at greatest risk of self-harming could be identified almost a...

The team, based at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, found that while sleep problems and low self-esteem were common risk factors, there were two distinct profiles of...

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Apollo Therapeutics launches with £100m investment

A pioneering collaboration to speed development of breakthrough medical discoveries—devised by the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University College London and embraced by...

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Study identifies trigger for ‘head-to-tail’ axis development in human embryo

The second week of gestation represents a critical stage of embryo development, or embryogenesis. Failure of development during this time is one of the major causes of early pregnancy loss....

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Targeting cellular response to SARS-CoV-2 holds promise as new way to fight...

When a person is infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, it invades their cells and uses them to replicate - which puts the cells under stress. Current approaches to dealing with...

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University launches enhanced bursary scheme

The new scheme is being made possible through the generosity of philanthropic donations from alumni and friends of the collegiate University. The Harding Challenge, established by David and Claudia...

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Study shows brain differences in interpreting physical signals in mental...

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, found that the part of the brain which interprets physical signals from the body behaves differently in people with a range of mental health...

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Professor Clare Grey awarded €1 million Körber Prize

Grey pioneered the optimisation of batteries with the help of NMR spectroscopy –similar to MRI technology – a method that allows non-invasive insights into the inner workings of batteries. Her NMR...

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Cambridge researcher named one of Top 50 Women in Engineering

Now in its sixth year, the 2021 WE50 celebrates the wealth of female talent within engineering and related disciplines. The annual celebration is aligned with International Women in Engineering Day...

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Low-cost imaging technique shows how smartphone batteries could charge in...

Using the low-cost technique, the researchers identified the speed-limiting processes which, if addressed, could enable the batteries in most smartphones and laptops to charge in as little as five...

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Rock crystals from the deep give microscopic clues to earthquake ground...

The stresses resulting from these defects – which are small enough to disrupt the atomic building blocks of a crystal – can transform how hot rocks beneath Earth’s crust move and in turn transfer...

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Astronomers pinpoint when cosmic dawn occurred

The study, published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, suggests that the NASA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to launch in November 2021, will be sensitive enough...

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Marmoset study identifies brain region linking actions to their outcomes

The study, published today in the journal Neuron, found that marmoset monkeys could no longer make an association between their behaviour and a particular outcome when a region of their brain called...

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Trinity Challenge announces inaugural winners

The eight winners have been selected by an international panel of expert judges, out of a total of 340 applications from 61 countries. The competition has seen unprecedented collaborations between the...

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Upgrading PPE for staff working on COVID-19 wards cut hospital-acquired...

The findings are reported by a team at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust. The research has not yet been peer-reviewed, but is being released...

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