Quantcast
Channel: University of Cambridge - Latest news
People Here Also Viewed:
Browsing all 3737 articles
Browse latest View live

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Tiny changes in Parkinson’s protein can have “dramatic” impact on processes...

In a new study, a team of academics at the Centre for Misfolding Diseases, in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, show that tiny changes in the amino acid sequence of the...

View Article



Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Why mole rats are more flexible than we previously thought

Mole rats, including the naked mole rat, live in underground colonies. The majority of rodents in the colonies are ‘workers’, with only one female (the ‘queen’) and one male responsible for breeding....

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

New model could help improve prediction of outbreaks of Ebola and Lassa fever

Many of the major new outbreaks of disease, particularly in Africa, are so-called zoonotic infections, diseases that are transmitted to humans from animals. The Ebola virus, for example, which...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

New exoplanet think tank will ask the big questions about extra-terrestrial...

With funding from The Kavli Foundation, the think tank will bring together some of the major researchers in exoplanetary science – arguably the most exciting field in modern astronomy – for a series...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Artificial pancreas trial in young children with diabetes receives €4.6millon...

Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children; around one in 4,000 children under 14 years of age is diagnosed with the disease each year in the UK. The disease causes the...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Young people exposed to vaping ads less likely to think occasional smoking is...

Estimates suggest that among children who try smoking, between one third and one half are likely to become regular smokers within two to three years. However, young people are now more likely to...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Oesophageal cancer treatments could be tailor-made for individual patients,...

The findings, published in Nature Genetics on Monday, could help find drugs that target specific weaknesses in each subtype of the disease, potentially making treatment more effective and boosting...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Opinion: Why danger is exciting – but only to some people

It has been the most deadly summer for wingsuit flying to date. But what makes some people want to base jump off a cliff, binge drink to oblivion or hitchhike with strangers while others don’t even...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Massive holes ‘punched’ through a trail of stars likely caused by dark matter

Researchers have detected two massive holes which have been ‘punched’ through a stream of stars just outside the Milky Way, and found that they were likely caused by clumps of dark matter, the...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

“Opening the skull” of patients after head injury reduces risk of death from...

Traumatic brain injury is a serious injury to the brain, often caused by road traffic accidents, assaults or falls. It can lead to dangerous swelling in the brain which, in turn, can lead to brain...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Stolen World War Two letters help author uncover the hidden lives of army wives

Army Wives by Midge Gillies, Academic Director for Creative Writing at the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), uses first-hand accounts, diaries and letters to piece together some of the...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Lines of Thought: Understanding Anatomy

Since March, some of the world’s most valuable books and manuscripts have been on display as Cambridge University Library celebrates its 600th birthday with a once-in-a-lifetime free exhibition of its...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Quadruple helix form of DNA may aid in the development of targeted cancer...

Scientists have identified where a four-stranded version of DNA exists within the genome of human cells, and suggest that it may hold a key to developing new, targeted therapies for cancer.  In work...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Major global study reveals new hypertension and blood pressure genes

The discoveries include DNA changes in three genes that have much larger effects on blood pressure in the population than previously seen, providing new insights into the physiology of hypertension...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Placenta plays pivotal “umpire” role to influence pregnancy outcomes

Researchers have shown for the first time how the placenta “umpires” a fight for nutrients between a pregnant mother and her unborn baby. The study suggests that the placenta will adjust the amount of...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Opinion: Imposing an arbitrary national language would only divide Pakistan...

For a country seven decades old, Pakistan is dealing with a surprisingly fundamental political and cultural problem: a struggle over what language to use for government. The Supreme Court has ordered...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Gaia results revealed – first data release from the most detailed map ever...

Detailed information about more than a billion stars in the Milky Way has been published in the first data release from the Gaia satellite, which is conducting the first-ever ‘galactic census.’ The...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

A tight squeeze for electrons – quantum effects observed in ‘one-dimensional’...

Scientists have controlled electrons by packing them so tightly that they start to display quantum effects, using an extension of the technology currently used to make computer processors. The...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

South Asian patients have worse experiences of GP interactions, study suggests

Patients’ evaluations of doctors’ interpersonal skills are used to assess quality of care. In both the UK and the US, certain minority ethnic groups report lower patient experience scores compared to...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Lines of Thought: Telling the Story of History

Since March, some of the world’s most valuable books and manuscripts have been on display as Cambridge University Library celebrates its 600th birthday. This fortnight is the last chance to see this...

View Article
Browsing all 3737 articles
Browse latest View live




Latest Images