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Order matters: sequence of genetic mutations determines how cancer behaves

Most of the genetic mutations that cause cancer result from environmental ‘damage’ (for example, through smoking or as a result of over-exposure to sunlight) or from spontaneous errors as cells...

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Cambridge Honorary Degrees 2015

The nominees are: Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Honorary Fellow of King's College), conductor: Doctor of Music Mr Neil MacGregor, art historian and museum director: Doctor of Letters Sir James Mirrlees...

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Wow - it's the Cambridge Science Festival

In recognition of International Women’s Day and Cambridge’s WOW - Women of the World Festival, which takes place on the eve of this year’s two-week science extravaganza, Cambridge Science Festival...

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Bejewelled backdrop to coronations did not cost a king’s ransom

Cambridge conservation scientist Spike Bucklow uncovered the knock-down cost of the 1260 AD ‘Westminter Retable’ while researching his latest book ‘Riddle of the Image’, which delves into the...

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Cambridge partners with India to fight multidrug resistant TB

The Cambridge-Chennai Centre Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistant Tuberculosis will bring together a multidisciplinary team of international researchers, and will be led by Professor Sharon Peacock...

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Cambridge Drug Discovery Institute to fast-track development of new...

Dementia affects over 830,000 people in the UK and costs the UK economy £23 billion a year. Increasing political focus on improving the outlook for people with dementia in recent years has led to...

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Firing up the proton smasher

While it slept, we were allowed into the tunnels. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) had shut down for two years to upgrade following the discovery of the Higgs boson. In the main ring, 175 m...

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Molecular inhibitor breaks cycle that leads to Alzheimer’s

A molecule that can block the progress of Alzheimer’s disease at a crucial stage in its development has been identified by researchers in a new study, raising the prospect that more such molecules may...

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“You’ve got a friend in me” Bringing designers and animators together

The adventures of Woody and Buzz Lightyear have been charming children – and adults – worldwide for 20 years this year. As well as a razor-sharp, hilarious script, Toy Story was the first full-length...

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Study finds increased DNA mutations in children of teenage fathers

A genetic study of over 24,000 parents and their children has shown that the children of teenage fathers have unexpectedly high levels of DNA mutations. Mutations, the result of DNA copying errors...

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Planning for war: a guide for businesses

The turmoil of 2014 was a timely reminder to businesses that they need to be prepared and have contingency plans for global conflict. The crisis in Ukraine brought Russia and the West to the brink of...

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Graphene’s potential for energy conversion and storage

In a review article published recently in the journal Science, the researchers, led by Francesco Bonaccorso, a Royal Society Newton Fellow at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, note the substantial...

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Illuminating art’s history

Faced with the prospect of his rapidly approaching nuptials on 29 October 1442, and with no wedding gift purchased for his bride-to-be, Francis I of Brittany (1414–1450) did what many of us have done...

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Minimising ‘false positives’ key to vaccinating against bovine TB

Using mathematical modelling, researchers at the University of Cambridge and Animal & Plant Health Agency, Surrey, show that it is the specificity of the test – the proportion of uninfected...

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Acting ‘out of character’ in the workplace

We are often typecast as introverts and extroverts. People do have biological propensities to behave in certain ways; some of us are naturally more talkative and sociable while others prefer more time...

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New Technology Centre Announced For Cambridge Science Park

The Prime Minister David Cameron announced a £4.8 million partnership yesterday at the Cambridge Science Park to build a new technology centre. The joint investment between Trinity College and the...

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Subterfuge, double agents and viruses

This is a tale of subterfuge and double agents, of armed struggle against an invading force and of defensive weapons being turned against their makers. But these events are happening much closer to...

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European alternative finance market could top €7 billion in 2015

The European online alternative finance market grew by 144% last year, and could reach €7 billion in 2015, according to a new report produced by the Centre for Alternative Finance at University of...

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The European roadmap for graphene science and technology

In October 2013, academia and industry came together to form the Graphene Flagship. Now with 142 partners in 23 countries, and a growing number of associate members, the Graphene Flagship was...

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Police use of force: White House told US must learn from UK

One of the world’s leading criminologists will today tell the Presidential task force on 21st century policing that the United States needs to look to the policing policies and practices of the United...

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