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Cambridge academics elected to British Academy

This year a total of 84 Fellows have been elected to the Fellowship, of which five are Cambridge academics: Professor Duncan Bell, Professor of Political Thought and International Relations, Fellow of...

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Scientists can detect brain tumours using a simple urine or blood plasma test

The team say that a test for detecting glioma using urine is the first of its kind in the world. Although the research, published in EMBO Molecular Medicine, is in its early stages and only a small...

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Earth's interior is swallowing up more carbon than thought

They found that the carbon drawn into Earth’s interior at subduction zones - where tectonic plates collide and dive into Earth’s interior - tends to stay locked away at depth, rather than resurfacing...

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Astronomers show how planets form in binary systems without getting crushed

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge and the Max Planck Institute for Extra-terrestrial Physics, have shown how exoplanets in binary star systems – such as the ‘Tatooine’ planets spotted...

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Stormzy scholarships programme expanded

A further 30 Black students are to receive a £20,000 per year scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge following a new philanthropic partnership between HSBC UK and the #Merky Foundation,...

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West Cambridge Innovation District will create new destination quarter and...

The scheme, approved by Cambridge City Council subject to a Section 106 agreement, signals a new approach to university-industry collaboration, with innovation ‘designed-in’ to encourage creativity to...

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Cambridge researcher named as Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellow

The other new Fellows are Professor Samuel Kaski from the University of Manchester, Professor Mirella Lapata from the University of Edinburgh, Professor Philip Torr from the University of Oxford, and...

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Cambridge University Press and Assessment: Our ever-closer partnership

The merger creates a larger, global organisation that offers world-leading academic research, learning and assessment, backed by the first-class teaching and research departments of the University of...

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Artificial pancreas trialled for outpatients with type 2 diabetes for first time

Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure, accounting for just under a third (30%) of cases. As the number of people living with type 2 diabetes increases, so too does the number of people...

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Lab-grown beating heart cells identify potential drug to prevent...

The heart is one the major organs damaged by infection with SARS-CoV-2, particularly the heart cells, or ‘cardiomyocytes’, which contract and circulate blood. It is also thought that damage to heart...

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Heads reveal how ‘overwhelming’ Government guidance held schools back as...

The research compiles data gathered from almost 300 heads and other school leaders in June 2020, as schools were beginning to reopen after the first wave of closures. It documents leadership teams’...

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Minor volcanic eruptions could ‘cascade’ into global catastrophe, experts warn

Currently, much of the thinking around risks posed by volcanoes follows a simple equation: the bigger the likely eruption, the worse it will be for society and human welfare. However, a team of...

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A-level results day 2021 #GoingToCambridge

Students across the country received their A-level results on 10 August 2021, after another highly unusual year for everyone in education. Among them is the next intake of Cambridge undergraduates...

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Discovery of origin of oesophageal cancer cells highlights importance of...

The study, published today in Science, found that a particular subtype of oesophageal cancer known as oesophageal adenocarcinoma is always preceded by Barrett’s oesophagus – abnormal cells of the...

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Statement on 2021 admissions

What is more, 49 students have been offered places through Adjustment (the scheme which offers a place to talented widening participation students who apply but miss out on an offer and then go on to...

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Europe-wide political divide emerging between cities and countryside – study

A new study reveals the extent of the political divide opening up between city and countryside right across Europe, with research suggesting that political polarisation in the 21st century may have a...

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Ageing cuttlefish can remember the details of last week’s dinner

The results, published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, are the first evidence of an animal whose memory of specific events does not deteriorate with age. Researchers from the...

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Worsening GP shortages in disadvantaged areas likely to widen health...

In a study published today in the BJGP Open, a team from the University of Cambridge looked at the relationship between shortages in the healthcare workforce and levels of deprivation. The team found...

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Mathematical model predicts best way to build muscle

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used methods of theoretical biophysics to construct the model, which can tell how much a specific amount of exertion will cause a muscle to grow and...

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Integrated conservation strategies could simultaneously meet biodiversity,...

To halt the decline of nature and meet Paris Agreement objectives, strategies must be designed and implemented to better manage land use for agriculture, infrastructure, biodiversity conservation,...

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