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Diagnosis of cancer as a medical emergency leads to poorer prognosis for many...

In an article in the journal Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, a team of researchers jointly led by the University of Cambridge and University College London reviewed current evidence from 26...

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New approach to treating type 1 diabetes aims to limit damage caused by our...

Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children and there is a rapid increase in the number affected each year. About 400,000 people in the UK are affected, 29,000 of them...

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Cambridge's postgraduate pioneers

But as Cambridge prepares to welcome prospective students to its first Postgraduate Open Day on 2 November 2016, we catch up with eleven new generation thinkers who are already making exciting...

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The Whistle: verifying digital evidence of human rights violations

The footage is shaky but the sounds of gunfire and “Allahu Akbar!” are unmistakable as the boy darts along the dusty road towards the burnt-out car. Puffs of smoke erupt around him. He falls to his...

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Fruit fly model of deadly brain diseases could lead to blood test for vCJD

Currently, methods to detect vCJD-infected human blood samples that involve experimental animals, such as mice, are time consuming and expensive. This new test could potentially be used on blood...

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Lost in high-dimensional space: Study improves the cure for the “Curse Of...

Researchers have developed a new technique for making calculations in “high-dimensional space” – mathematical problems so wide-ranging in their scope, that they seem at first to be beyond the limits...

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Opinion: Brexit and the importance of languages for Britain #3

Just one of the motivations to vote ‘Leave’ in the UK’s recent EU Referendum was a desire to limit immigration, fuelled by a wide range of issues including strains on jobs and public services, but...

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Opinion: Pirate, turncoat, survivor: the life and times of Anthony Knivet, a...

  On a dark night late in 1592, a group of Englishmen was massacred on the island of São Sebastião, off the southeast coast of Brazil. Most had deserted the infamous English privateer Thomas Cavendish...

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Internet censorship: making the hidden visible

For all the controversy it caused, Fitna is not a great film. The 17-minute short, by the Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, was a way for him to express his opinion that Islam is an inherently...

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas kicks off

Is digital media making us stupid? What is the future of our libraries? Is smartphone fiction the future of reading? Questions about how technology is shaping our culture and identity are at the...

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Brexit week

How and why did we get here? Tuesday 18 October, 12-1pm, Faculty of Law Chair: Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law and Employment Law, Faculty of Law. Dr Victoria Bateman,...

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Could cryptocurrency help the ‘bottom billion’?

‘Cryptocurrency’ is a form of finance that exists only online. Unlike national currencies like the British pound, it isn’t forged as coins or printed as notes and no central authority governs it. Most...

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Researchers road-test powerful method for studying singlet fission

Physicists have successfully employed a powerful technique for studying electrons generated through singlet fission, a process which it is believed will be key to more efficient solar energy...

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Anti-inflammatory drugs could help treat symptoms of depression, study suggests

Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge led a team that analysed data from 20 clinical trials involving the use of anti-cytokine drugs to treat a range of autoimmune inflammatory...

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Opinion: Brexit and the importance of languages for Britain #4

Cambridge, in partnership with the Universities of Edinburgh, Nottingham and Queen’s Belfast, has recently been awarded a major AHRC grant under the Open World Research Initiative to promote modern...

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“Oldest club in the world” inducted into the Football Hall of Fame

Cambridge University Association Football Club (CUAFC) will take its place in the National Football Museum Hall of Fame tonight (October 19) alongside England greats like defenders Rio Ferdinand and...

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Opinion: New findings: anxiety is linked to death from cancer in men

About one in 14 people around the world are affected by anxiety disorders at any given time. Those who suffer from these conditions experience impairment, disability, and are at a high risk for...

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“The best or worst thing to happen to humanity” - Stephen Hawking helps to...

Speaking at the launch of the £10million Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) in Cambridge, Professor Hawking said the rise of AI would transform every aspect of our lives and was a...

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Artificial intelligence: computer says YES (but is it right?)

There would always be a first death in a driverless car and it happened in May 2016. Joshua Brown had engaged the autopilot system in his Tesla when a tractor-trailor drove across the road in front of...

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Engineers design ultralow power transistors that could function for years...

A newly-developed form of transistor opens up a range of new electronic applications including wearable or implantable devices by drastically reducing the amount of power used. Devices based on this...

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