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First of new generation of cancer drugs granted European approval

The research that led to the development of the drug began in the mid-1990s in the lab of Professor Steve Jackson at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute at the University of...

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‘Hairclip’ protein mechanism explained

New research has identified a fundamental mechanism for controlling protein function. Published today (18 December) in the journal Science, the discovery has wide-ranging implications for...

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OCD patients’ brains light up to reveal how compulsive habits develop

The research, led by Dr Claire Gillan and Professor Trevor Robbins (Department of Psychology) is the latest in a series of studies from the Cambridge Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute...

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Ground-breaking moment as James Dyson Building comes to life

Construction has begun on a hi-tech ’living building’ that will allow engineers to ‘ask how it is feeling’ and get a reply. The James Dyson Building will have a central nervous system of sensors built...

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Postdoctoral Fellowships programme for Israeli scientists to pursue research...

The Funding will be provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. As a world-leading university, Cambridge seeks to bring together the most brilliant minds to freely interact, learn and discover. Its...

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A Book of Strange and Wonderful Tales and its Eminent Translator

There once was a king afflicted by a terrible sadness. His name was Shahriyar. “He had a hundred concubines, but none had given him a son. He had sent agents to buy him slave girls but whether he...

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Gone in 45 nanoseconds – but a new opportunity for quantum control?

A new study has successfully measured the coherence of electron spin – the period of time in which the particle’s elusive quantum state can be read and manipulated – for an electron trapped in...

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IMF lending undermined healthcare provision in Ebola-stricken West Africa

Writing today in the journal Lancet Global Health, researchers from Cambridge University’s Department of Sociology examine the links between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Ebola...

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Hunter-gatherer past shows our fragile bones result from physical inactivity...

New research across thousands of years of human evolution shows that our skeletons have become much lighter and more fragile since the invention of agriculture - a result of our increasingly sedentary...

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Watts up - aeroplanes go hybrid-electric

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, in association with Boeing, have successfully tested the first aircraft to be powered by a parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system, where an electric...

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First scientific report shows police body-worn-cameras can prevent...

Researchers from the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Criminology (IoC) have now published the first full scientific study of the landmark crime experiment they conducted on policing with...

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Egg and sperm race: Scientists create precursors to human egg and sperm

When an egg cell is fertilised by a sperm, it begins to divide into a cluster of cells known as a blastocyst, the early stage of the embryo. Within this ball of cells, some cells form the inner cell...

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HMS Beagle sketchbooks added to Cambridge Digital Library

The intricate pencil drawings and watercolours in the sketchbooks were made by Conrad Martens, shipmate to Charles Darwin as they travelled around South America on the voyage of HMS Beagle. Now, for...

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Geochemical reactions may decrease effectiveness of carbon storage schemes

Geochemical reactions taking place in aquifers – underground layers of water-bearing porous rock –may lead to carbon dioxide being ‘pooled’ for hundreds or even thousands of years, and may force a...

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Cambridge academics honoured in the 2015 New Year Honours List

Professor Sharon Peacock and Professor Graeme Barker are among those who have been given honours in this year’s New Year Honours list. Clinical microbiologist Professor Sharon Peacock was awarded a...

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Responsive material could be the ‘golden ticket’ of sensing

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new self-assembled material, which, by changing its shape, can amplify small variations in temperature and concentration of biomolecules,...

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Cambridge Polish Studies to host inaugural free lecture

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews was opened in Warsaw only last October. On the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto, it is a spectacular modern award-winning building with extensive...

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University appoints new Pro-Vice-Chancellors

The University Council has appointed three new Pro-Vice-Chancellors who will take up their positions over the next 12 months. They are Professor Eilis Ferran, Professor Chris Abell and Professor Nigel...

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Practice really does make perfect

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Plymouth University have shown that follow-through – such as when swinging a golf club or tennis racket – can help us to learn two different skills at...

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Ground-breaking moment as James Dyson Building comes to life

Construction has begun on a hi-tech ’living building’ that will allow engineers to ‘ask how it is feeling’ and get a reply. The James Dyson Building will have a central nervous system of sensors built...

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