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Behind the scenes of cancer research

Professor Venkitaraman’s Unit will be opening its doors on Sunday 23 March for the event Behind the scenes of cancer research. Visitors will be able to join scientists from the MRC Cancer Unit and the...

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Student’s battle with muscular dystrophy inspires fundraising drive

A Cambridge PhD student who has forged an outstanding academic career despite having a severe form of muscular dystrophy has become the spearhead of a fundraising bid to help others with the...

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Sun, moon, stars....what do astronomers do?

His talk - Sun, moon, stars…. What do astronomers do? – introduced his audience of 60 Sir Harry Smith pupils to some of the stars of astronomy, past and present, and the tools of their trade.  A...

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End-of-aisle displays encourage consumption of alcohol and fizzy drinks

New research has found that displays at the end of supermarket aisles significantly increase purchases of the displayed alcohol – by 46% for spirits, 34% for wine and 23% for beer. The study also...

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Just made coffee while chatting to a friend? Time to thank your ‘visuomotor...

We talk about being ‘on automatic’ when we’re describing carrying out a familiar series of actions without being aware of what we’re doing. Now researchers have for the first time found evidence that...

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Tackling takeaways could help cut obesity

People who live and work near a high number of takeaway food outlets tend to eat more takeaway food and are more likely to be obese than those less exposed, Cambridge researchers have found. Published...

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Cambridge in Qatar

The exploration of the Middle East and Gulf region will range from the importance of the Indian Ocean as a medieval trade route, via European Union relations with Gulf states, to the significance of...

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Dementia: what’s needed now?

Mind over matter showcases 12 of Britain’s oldest brain donors who agreed to be photographed and interviewed. Presented by artist Ania Dabrowska and Professor Bronwyn Parry, King’s College London, the...

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Fat, fitness and food… The latest research brought to light

On Sunday 23 March, the event, From EPIC Patterns to better health, will reveal how looking at patterns in the population allows us to understand the links between diet, lifestyle and health. Visitors...

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New evidence raises questions about the link between fatty acids and heart...

A new study raises questions about current guidelines which generally restrict the consumption of saturated fats and encourage consumption of polyunsaturated fats to prevent heart disease. The...

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Out of mind, out of sight: suppressing unwanted memories reduces their...

The study, part-funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and published online in PNAS, challenges the idea that suppressed memories remain fully preserved in the brain’s unconscious, allowing them...

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Grant to fund research into natural and sustainable building materials

The University of Cambridge has received a £1.75 million Research Programme Grant from the Leverhulme Trust on the theme of Natural Material Innovation. The funding of £1.75 million over the next five...

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Pocket diagnosis

A recently-developed mobile phone application could make monitoring conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, and urinary tract infections much clearer and easier for both patients and doctors, and...

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Skulls in print: scientific racism in the transatlantic world

A mummified corpse. An embalmed head. A neat bullet hole in the side of a skull. These are just some of the 78 disturbing illustrations which make up Samuel George Morton’s Crania Americana,...

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Plant scientists call for rethink of GM crop regulation

In a report to the Council for Science and Technology, which advises the Prime Minister on science policy, the scientists warn that unless GM crops are regulated at national, rather than at EU level,...

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Tyne and Wear schools tour tackles stereotypes

Cambridge students from Sunderland, Newcastle, Durham, Ponteland, and Middlesbrough will visit over 30 state secondary schools and colleges between now and the end of March., talking to students,...

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Cambridge in Copenhagen

Dr Jennifer Barnes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Strategy and formerly President of Murray Edwards College was invited to speak by Council Chairman Professor Peter Oleson. A fellow speaker...

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The wonders of the animal kingdom: a new Museum of Zoology

The vision is to create a Museum that enchants its visitors and celebrates the amazing diversity of animal life, showcasing the wonders of the animal kingdom and emphasising the importance of...

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New use for an old ‘trouble maker’

A form of crystal that was long considered an unwanted and unloved ‘stone’ in glass making could find practical use as a cheap and efficient optical diffuser, which are used to scatter and soften...

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Preston and Rotherham students help celebrate 5000th HE+ participant

HE+ is a unique collaborative project developed by the University of Cambridge in partnership with groups of schools and colleges across the UK. Its goal is to encourage and prepare more...

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