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On not forgetting Nadine Gordimer

When Nadine Gordimer was asked two years ago how she would like to be remembered, her answer was typically unsentimental: ‘Let me be forgotten'. One can never take a writer too seriously when they...

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Males and females with autism show an extreme of the typical male mind

A team of researchers, led by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen and Dr Meng-Chuan Lai from the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, tested 811 adults with autism, of whom 454 were female....

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Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) and the books that made the father of anatomy

Andreas Vesalius was an ambitious young man who was not shy of self-publicity.  Born in Flanders 500 years ago, he had his eye on one of the most prestigious roles in medicine. He sought an...

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How people power saved Bloomsbury from destruction

‘A Case Against Destruction, A Case for Celebration’ looks at how the people of Bloomsbury drew, wrote and celebrated their way out of plans to demolish a seven-acre site that was home to more than...

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Women’s professional self-identity impacts on childcare balance, but not men’s

A new study finds that the more a woman self-identifies with her profession, the more paid hours she works and the less time she spends with the couple’s children, but the more equal the childcare...

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British Academy welcomes new Fellows

Five Cambridge academics have been honoured today by the British Academy in recognition of their outstanding research. They are among 42 UK academics from 22 universities welcomed as Fellows by the...

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High-quality traffic-free routes encourage more walking and cycling

The provision of new, high-quality, traffic-free cycling and walking routes in local communities has encouraged more people to get about by foot and by bike, according to a new study published today...

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A taste of early modern medicine

If you had bladder problems in the 17th century, you may well have been given a drink of wine mixed with garlic, crabs-eyes and “the powder of a stag’s pizzle”, according to The Family Dictionary, an...

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Slideshow: Latest addition to Cambridge Biomedical Campus

The designs for the latest addition to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) are now on show. The campus is currently home to the University's School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge University...

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Tracking the breakup of Arctic summer sea ice

The international team, which includes Professor Peter Wadhams from Cambridge’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, hopes to figure out the physics of the ice edge in order to...

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Antipsychotic drugs linked to slight decrease in brain volume

As we age, our brains naturally lose some of their volume – in other words, brain cells and connections. This process, known as atrophy, typically begins in our thirties and continues into old age....

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Zero-tolerance approach to MRSA “unachievable”, study suggests

The zero-tolerance approach to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in UK hospitals has failed to take account of cases that may be unpreventable, a new study from the...

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Cambridge diagnostic tool offers on-the-spot HIV testing to millions living...

Already available in Uganda and Malawi, SAMBA II has just received product approval in Kenya, making available for the first time rapid, accurate and cost-effective DNA point-of-care diagnosis in even...

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Jesus College and Wesley House in major development agreement in central...

Under the deal, Jesus will acquire the freehold of the Wesley House site which will allow it to pursue its plans to develop the western end of its site. The College sold the site to the Methodist...

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Art, science and social responsibility in 1960s Britain

Its ‘WHITE HEAT’ symposium will see key figures from the decade join speakers from the fields of art and cultural history, the history and philosophy of science, activism and popular culture to...

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Age of puberty in girls influenced by which parent their genes are inherited...

The findings come from an international study of more than 180,000 women involving scientists from 166 institutions worldwide, including the University of Cambridge. The researchers identified 123...

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Highest-precision measurement of water in planet outside the solar system

A team of astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapour in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the Sun – and have come up nearly dry. The...

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Cambridge is a major player in the £1bn UK computer gaming industry

In the field of computing, the University of Cambridge is scarcely short of global firsts. For example, its Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator (EDSAC) of 1949 is considered the earliest...

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Building ‘invisible’ materials with light

A new method of building materials using light, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could one day enable technologies that are often considered the realm of science fiction, such...

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New films offer a glimpse inside the interview room

Cameras are not allowed in to the December interviews, because the University believes this would create unnecessary stress for the applicant. This has resulted in a number of myths and...

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