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Cambridge experts recognised for excellence in medical research

Academy Fellows are elected for excellence in medical research, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their conspicuous service to healthcare. The following Cambridge researchers...

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French Ambassador visit marks close ties between Cambridge and France

In the course of his visit he witnessed the signature of two agreements between Cambridge and the consortium of research universities known as Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL), awarded decorations to...

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Record number of applications to Cambridge in 2013 cycle

The biggest increase was seen in UK applications: 10,198 applications were received from UK students, an increase of 3.7 per cent on 2012. The proportion of successful applicants from...

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University of Cambridge signs commitment to openness on animal research

Opinion polling in 2012 showed that the public wants to know more about what goes on in animal research. Since then the bioscience community has worked together to set out how it will be more open...

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New headway in battle against neurodegenerative diseases

Two significant breakthroughs which could inform future treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, have been announced by scientists. The research, published in two...

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It's time to demystify economics

There is a widespread perception since the 2008 global financial crisis that economists – more precisely, the free-market economists who have dominated the world in the last three decades – have...

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Four honoured by Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemists has honoured four Cambridge scientists this month (May, 2014). Dr Erwin Reisner, Professor David Spring, Dr Keith Taber, and Professor Ian Paterson were among those...

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From halal to hip-hop: Muslim life in the UK and Europe comes under the...

Muslims in the UK and Europe runs from May 16-18 when 24 current Master’s and PhD candidates from universities in Britain and Europe will gather to discuss, debate and present their research on issues...

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World's first ‘heavy mouse’ leads to first lab-grown tissue mapped from...

Scientists have created a ‘heavy’ mouse, the world’s first animal enriched with heavy but non-radioactive isotopes - enabling them to capture in unprecedented detail the molecular structure of natural...

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Exposing ‘evil twins’

A direct relationship between the way in which light is twisted by nanoscale structures and the nonlinear way in which it interacts with matter could be used to ensure greater purity for...

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Botanic Garden's second Festival of Plants - Saturday 17 May

The second Festival of Plants at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden brings together horticulture and science in a day devoted to all things plant, from propagation to pollination, from seed to...

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Discovering the artists of the Eastern Sahara

Recently discovered rock art on the walls of a cave in the Egyptian Western Desert has been provisionally dated by a Cambridge University archaeologist as between 6,000 and 7,000 years old, created at...

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Critical leadership crucial for global health

Farrar was speaking at the “Global health in an era of austerity, conflict and climate change: defining achievable goals” debate organised by Gates Cambridge and the Bill & Melinda Gates...

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New Kettle's Yard exhibition: Gustav Metzger: LIFT OFF!

LIFT OFF!, which runs from 24 May to 31 August, is an exhibition devoted to Metzger’s auto-creative art, and offers fresh insight into his long interest in science and the expansion of sculpture...

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Neighbourhood watch: New technique helps identify proteins involved in immune...

When our bodies are under attack from foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses, our immune system orchestrates a complex fight-back involving many separate parts. One important component of...

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North West Cambridge Development on track

The new community in the North West Cambridge Development will be home to approximately 8,500 residents, and provide much needed affordable accommodation for University and College staff, as well as...

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A new twist on soap films

The way in which soap films collapse and re-form when twisted or stretched could hold the key to predicting the formation and location of mathematical singularities, which can be seen in the motion of...

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Ebola vaccine success highlights dilemma of testing on captive chimps to save...

The first conservation-specific vaccine trial on captive chimpanzees has proved a vaccine against Ebola virus is both safe and capable of producing a robust immune response in chimpanzees. This...

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BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers 2014

Postdoctoral research associate Preti Taneja has been chosen as one of ten winners in a prestigious competition to find the talented academic broadcasters of the future, run by BBC Radio 3 and the...

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Sperm against the stream

Like salmon travelling upstream to spawn, sperm cells are extremely efficient at swimming against the current. In a new study, researchers from the University of Cambridge and MIT have identified the...

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