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New Board Chairman of Cambridge Enterprise announced

Sir Keith O’Nions, a British scientist and outgoing President and Rector of Imperial College London, has been named as the new Chairman of Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the...

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Volcano team get measure of threat to Great Rift Valley

Researchers are to assess largely uncharted volcanoes in the East African Rift Valley, home to vast mammal migrations, mountain gorillas, spectacular peaks and fertile plains. The region’s volcanoes,...

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Learn more about Cambridge

There’s always more to know about Cambridge and there are few better ways to learn more than to take advantage of the many free events organised by Open Cambridge 2014 (12-14 September).   The varied...

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How some of the first animals lived - and died

A bizarre group of uniquely-shaped organisms known as rangeomorphs may have been some of the earliest animals to appear on Earth, uniquely suited to ocean conditions 575 million years ago. A new model...

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Watching molecules ‘dance’ in real time

A new method which uses tightly confined light trapped between gold mirrors a billionth of a metre apart to watch molecules ‘dancing’ in real time could help researchers uncover many of the cell...

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“Trojan horse” treatment could beat brain tumours

A “Trojan horse” treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, which involves using tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill tumour cells, has been successfully tested by scientists. The ground-breaking...

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Mind and body: Scientists identify immune system link to mental illness

The study, published today in JAMA Psychiatry, indicates that mental illness and chronic physical illness such as coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes may share common biological mechanisms....

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Big, spinning black hole blurs light

A compact source of x-rays that sits near the black hole, called the corona, has moved closer to the black hole over a period of just days. “The corona recently collapsed in toward the black hole,...

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The beetle’s white album

The Cyphochilus beetle, which is native to South-East Asia, is whiter than paper, thanks to ultra-thin scales which cover its body. A new investigation of the optical properties of these scales has...

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Misunderstood worm-like fossil finds its place in the Tree of Life

The animal, known as Hallucigenia due to its otherworldly appearance, had been considered an ‘evolutionary misfit’ as it was not clear how it related to modern animal groups. Researchers from the...

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Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of postnatal depression

A new study of over 10,000 mothers has shown that women who breastfed their babies were at significantly lower risk of postnatal depression than those who did not. The study, by researchers in the UK...

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Cambridge University Press reports sales growth

In a year characterised by digital developments and significant back office investment, the Press achieved sales of £263.4m, an increase of 5 per cent at constant currency rates from the same period...

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Looking for King Lear in Kashmir

It was spring when I went to Kashmir. The winter cold was still in the air but, in the gardens and parks, tulips of all colours stood in straight rows, an audience gaping at the mountains. In...

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Chinese migrant workers in Japan: behind the headlines

The study,  “Place making” in Kawakami: aspirations and migrant realities of Chinese “technical interns”, was led by Gates Cambridge Scholar Meng Liang and was published in the peer reviewed journal...

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Monitoring Bárðarbunga

The volume of magma on the move under and beyond Bárðarbunga is huge – at 350 million cubic metres it is already twice the size of the Eyjfjallajökull eruption in 2010 which forced the cancellation of...

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Animals first flex their muscles

An unusual new fossil discovery of one of the earliest animals on earth may also provide the oldest evidence of muscle tissue – the bundles of cells that make movement in animals possible. The fossil,...

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University spin-out wins green award

Reduse, which was founded 2014, was named the winner at a ceremony held earlier this month in London for the UK’s top climate start-ups. David Leal, Reduse’s Chief Scientist, invented the ‘Unprinter’...

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Why marvellous isn't awesome any more

The digital revolution and America’s growing influence on our culture have dramatically changed the way British people speak over the past two decades, new research has revealed. ‘Marvellous’ has been...

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Nanotechnology used to create next-generation holograms for information storage

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new method for making multi-coloured holograms from a thin film of silver nanoparticles, which could greatly increase the storage...

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How the British treated 'hardcore' Mau Mau women

The research, published in the Journal of Eastern African Studies, was conducted by Gates Cambridge Scholar Katherine Bruce-Lockhart and is the first study to make use of new material on a camp in...

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