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Catch some Hay fever online

A selection of talks from the University of Cambridge’s series at this year’s Hay Festival, which ended on Sunday, are now available online. The collection can be found on iTunesU, or via Soundcloud...

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Unraveling tumor growth one stem cell at a time

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered that a single mutation in a leukemia-associated gene reduces the ability of blood stem cells to make more blood stem cells, but leaves their...

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Tributes paid to philanthropist Dennis Avery

Dennis and his wife, Sally Tsui Wong-Avery, established the endowment which led to the creation of the CTC in 2007. The ceremony was attended by Sally and family members and friends, as well as the...

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Researchers to explore the role of wild birds in the spread of avian flu viruses

A new initiative to study the spread of avian flu by wild bird populations launched today at Ilia State University in Georgia. The three-year international collaboration will examine the ecology and...

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Living bridge puts down roots at Cow Hollow Wood

The bridge was designed by students from the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge in conjunction with Smith and Wallwork Ltd, a local structural engineering firm and constructed...

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New Centre will bring together frontier physics research and the needs of...

Combined government and business funding of £63 million has been announced today for the creation of a new centre at the Cavendish Laboratory on the West Cambridge site dedicated to world-class...

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First major UK exhibition of Fijian art opens at Museum of Archaeology and...

Chiefs and Governors: Art and Power in Fiji is the first major exhibition of Fijian art in the UK, and will be on display in MAA’s Li Ka Shing Gallery from June 7, 2013 to April 2014. It will showcase...

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Historic and architectural cycle tour

10am - 12noon Saturday 14 September Meet outside the Guildhall, Market Square, CB2 3QJ Bring your own bicycle and join us on tour around historical sites in Cambridge from Roman times until the...

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Very Good, Sir!

11.30am - 12.30pm Saturday 14 September 2013 The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RP The demand for butlers has doubled in the last year as a result of the portrayal of serving staff in films...

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Mosque Open Day

10am - 5pm, Saturday 14 September Abu Bakr Mosque, 1A Mawson Road, Cambridge CB1 2AS Come along to the Cambridge Mosque's open day for guided tours, open question & answer sessions, refreshments,...

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Democratising design

The simulator, developed by researchers at Cambridge’s Engineering Design Centre, allows designers and software engineers to see a site through the eyes of people with a wide range of abilities, and...

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How to care for carers

It is well established that most people would prefer to die at home rather than in hospital. The family members or friends who make this possible (carers) play a vital role in sharing care with the...

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Clearing the BAR to oral vaccines

From the mouth to the small intestine, the digestive system presents a series of challenges designed to protect us by killing ingested bacteria. If a microbe survives the digestive enzymes in saliva...

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Genetic studies lead to clinical trial of new treatment for type 1 diabetes

A clinical trial is underway for a potential new treatment for type 1 diabetes that could eventually mean patients are able to reduce insulin treatment from several times a day to only once or twice a...

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Fractal patterns spontaneously emerge during bacterial cell growth

Despite bacterial colonies always forming circular shapes as they grow, their cells form internal divisions which are highly asymmetrical and branched. These fractal (self-similar) patterns are due to...

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Cambridge unveils plans to become Retrofit City

A landmark energy-efficiency initiative which aims to reduce the carbon emissions from buildings in Cambridge by 30% before 2050 through a massive, city-wide retrofit scheme, has been launched. The...

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Museum trials ‘digital digging’ app

The app is designed to provide more information on the fascinating ‘Cambridge Wall’ of local artefacts – a display of nearly 160 objects within three superimposed layers representing the Prehistoric,...

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Molecular ‘sieves’ harness ultraviolet irradiation for greener power generation

New research shows that exposing polymer molecular sieve membranes to ultraviolet (UV) irradiation in the presence of oxygen produces highly permeable and selective membranes for more efficient...

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Cambridge named Academic Centre of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research

The University of Cambridge has been recognized as an “Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research” (ACE-CSR) by the UK Government. The status is further acknowledgement of Cambridge’s...

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Literacy, not income, key to improving public health in India

Pro-market policies for developing countries have long been based on the belief that increasing average income is key to improving public health and societal well-being.   But new research on India...

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