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Fighting prostate cancer with a tomato-rich diet

With 35,000 new cases every year in the UK, and around 10,000 deaths, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. Rates are higher in developed countries, which some experts...

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Study shows where on the planet new roads should and should not go

More than 25 million kilometres of new roads will be built worldwide by 2050. Many of these roads will slice into Earth’s last wildernesses, where they bring an influx of destructive loggers, hunters...

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A royal extravaganza comes to town

Royalty will be coming to Cambridge on Saturday, 13 September when, after an absence of 450 years, Queen Elizabeth I will reappear with her retinue of courtiers and process through the centre of the...

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Changing global diets is vital to reducing climate change

A new study, published today in Nature Climate Change, suggests that – if current trends continue – food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG)...

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Why teach oracy?

The value of effective teamwork has become widely recognised in recent years. At their best, teams are excellent creative problem-solving units, demonstrating that two heads are better than one....

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From college cooks to artists and craftsmen: the story of a Cambridge dynasty

Early in the 19th century a young man called Richard Hopkins Leach (1794-1851) walked from Cambridge to Cornwall – a journey of more than 300 miles – to look for work. He kept a diary of his...

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Global snapshot of infectious canine cancer shows how to control the disease

The survey of veterinarians across the world confirmed that Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor (CTVT) has a global reach. Researchers from the University of Cambridge found that the countries and...

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Economic success drives language extinction

New research shows economic growth to be main driver of language extinction and reveals global ‘hotspots’ where languages are most under threat. The study’s authors urge for “immediate attention” to...

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Lesbian, gay and bisexual men and women report poorer health and experiences...

Previous studies – particularly from the US – have suggested that sexual minorities (gay, lesbian or bisexual) are more likely to suffer from poorer health, including depression and anxiety, than the...

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First graphene-based flexible display produced

The partnership between the two organisations combines the graphene expertise of the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC), with the transistor and display processing steps that Plastic Logic has already...

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Understanding the implications of climate change for business

The series summarises the likely impacts of climate change on agriculture, buildings, cities, defence, employment, energy, investment, fisheries, primary industries, tourism, and transport. It also...

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A ‘rare and merveleous’ guest: Elizabeth I samples life in Cambridge 450...

When Queen Elizabeth I visited Cambridge some 450 years ago, the university set out to impress upon her that it was an exemplar of ‘religion & civill behaviour’. The Queen’s chief advisor, William...

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It’s all (New Testament) Greek to Divinity students

All first year undergraduates in Theological & Religious Studies at Cambridge must take a scriptural language paper – with New Testament Greek proving the most popular option among the choices of...

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Cyclist and pedestrian safety scheme launched

From today (Monday, September 8) contractors working on the University of Cambridge’s major projects will sign up to make the city a safer place for cyclists and pedestrians in the first scheme of its...

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Library of Congress Fellowships for postgraduate and early career researchers

Twenty-five postgraduate students and early career researchers have been offered the opportunity to enhance their research with short-term fellowships of up to six months at the Library of Congress in...

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Fish as good as chimpanzees at choosing the best partner for a task

Coral trout are fast when chasing prey above the reefs of their habitat, but can’t pursue their quarry if it buries itself into a hard-to-reach reef crevice. When this happens, the trout will team up...

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Tiny sperm, big stories

In 1881 a German couple – Herr and Frau B - were trying to get pregnant with no success. They consulted Dr Levy, a gynaecologist based in Munich, for help. Levy was determined to approach the problem...

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Another record year for University of Cambridge spin-out investments

The University of Cambridge has broken its early stage investment record for a second year running, approving nine seed fund investments for a total of £2.7 million, an increase on the £2.3 million...

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Putting a value on what nature does for us

A new online resource, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with other organisations based in Cambridge, helps those in both the public and private sector see how...

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Scientists reset human stem cells to earliest developmental state

The discovery, published in Cell, will lead to a better understanding of human development and could in future allow the production of safe and more reproducible starting materials for a wide range of...

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