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Astronomy / Space - Physics - 05.06.2024
New instrument to search for signs of life on other planets
New instrument to search for signs of life on other planets
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has signed an agreement for the design and construction of ANDES , the ArmazoNes high Dispersion Echelle Spectrograph.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.05.2024
Research receives £5 million boost for 'world-leading' cardiovascular research
Research receives £5 million boost for ’world-leading’ cardiovascular research

Health - 24.05.2024
US Food and Drug Administration approves Cambridge-developed artificial pancreas
US Food and Drug Administration approves Cambridge-developed artificial pancreas
An artificial pancreas developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge has been granted approval by the USA's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use by individuals with type 1 diabetes aged two and older, including during pregnancy.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.05.2024
’I feel like I’m Alice in Wonderland’: nightmares and ’daymares’ could be early warning signs of autoimmune disease
An increase in nightmares and hallucinations - or 'daymares' - could herald the onset of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, say an international team led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and King's College London.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.05.2024
Over 20,000 people join search for new dementia treatments
More than 20,000 volunteers have been recruited to a resource aimed at speeding up the development of much-needed dementia drugs. The cohort will enable scientists in universities and industry to involve healthy individuals who may be at increased risk of dementia in clinical trials to test whether new drugs can slow the decline in various brain functions including memory and delay the onset of dementia.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.05.2024
Baby born deaf can hear after breakthrough gene therapy
A baby girl born deaf can hear unaided for the first time, after receiving gene therapy when she was eleven months old at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Innovation - Psychology - 09.05.2024
Call for safeguards to prevent unwanted ’hauntings’ by AI chatbots of dead loved ones
Cambridge researchers lay out the need for design safety protocols that prevent the emerging "digital afterlife industry" causing social and psychological harm.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.04.2024
Rare disease research at Cambridge receives major boost with launch of two new centres
Cambridge researchers will play key roles in two new centres dedicated to developing improved tests, treatments and potentially cures for thousands of people living with rare medical conditions.

Health - Innovation - 17.04.2024
Artificial Intelligence beats doctors in accurately assessing eye problems
A study has found that the AI model GPT-4 significantly exceeds the ability of non-specialist doctors to assess eye problems and provide advice.

Health - Pharmacology - 04.04.2024
UK-wide trials to begin on blood tests for diagnosing dementia
UK-wide trials to begin on blood tests for diagnosing dementia
Cambridge researchers are helping lead countrywide trials to identify accurate and quick blood tests that can diagnose dementia, in a bid to improve the UK's shocking diagnosis rate. This is a ground-breaking study, to discover the best blood tests for dementia, not just Alzheimer's but any type of dementia and for anyone, whatever their background age and other health problems.

Social Sciences - History / Archeology - 03.04.2024
Last chance to record archaic Greek language 'heading for extinction'
Last chance to record archaic Greek language ’heading for extinction’

Health - Life Sciences - 02.04.2024
UK's only research institute dedicated to understanding early cancer receives £11 million donation
UK’s only research institute dedicated to understanding early cancer receives £11 million donation
The University of Cambridge's Early Cancer Institute - the UK's only research facility dedicated to understanding early cancer - has received a landmark £11 million donation to support its vital work in the fight against cancer.

Health - 28.03.2024
Reclaim 'wellness' from the rich and famous, and restore its political radicalism, new book argues
Reclaim ’wellness’ from the rich and famous, and restore its political radicalism, new book argues
A new cultural history of the 1970s wellness industry offers urgent lessons for today. It reveals that in the seventies, wellness was neither narcissistic nor self-indulgent, and nor did its practice involve buying expensive, on-trend luxury products.

Life Sciences - Health - 21.03.2024
Clinical trial underway to treat ultra-rare genetic disease with possible link to leader of mutiny on the Bounty

Life Sciences - Health - 20.03.2024
Fish fed to farmed salmon should be part of our diet, too
The public are being encouraged to eat more wild fish, such as mackerel, anchovies and herring, which are often used within farmed salmon feeds. These oily fish contain essential nutrients including calcium, B12 and omega-3 but some are lost from our diets when we just eat the salmon fillet.

Innovation - Chemistry - 14.03.2024
Three Cambridge researchers awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies
Three Cambridge researchers awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies

Health - 26.02.2024
NHS trial of sponge-on-a-string test replaces need for endoscopy for thousands of patients
NHS trial of sponge-on-a-string test replaces need for endoscopy for thousands of patients
A new test to help diagnose a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer - developed by Cambridge researchers and trialled by the NHS - has reduced the need for invasive endoscopy in thousands of low-risk patients.

Computer Science - Environment - 23.02.2024
Ambitious goals for Dawn - the UK’s fastest AI supercomputer
How the UK's fastest AI supercomputer is supporting goals in clean energy, personalised medicine and climate.

Environment - 22.02.2024
Shimmering seaweeds and algae antennae: sustainable energy solutions under the sea
Shimmering seaweeds and algae antennae: sustainable energy solutions under the sea
How could tiny antennae attached to tiny algae speed up the transition away from fossil fuels? This is one of the questions being studied by Cambridge researchers as they search for new ways to decarb

Mathematics - Health - 19.02.2024
New Cambridge-developed resources help students learn how maths can help tackle infectious diseases
Cambridge mathematicians have developed a set of resources for students and teachers that will help them understand how maths can help tackle infectious diseases.

Mathematics - Health - 19.02.2024
New Cambridge-developed resources bring infectious diseases into the maths classroom
Cambridge mathematicians have developed a set of resources for students and teachers that will help them understand how maths can help tackle infectious diseases.

Electroengineering - Physics - 13.02.2024
£11m semiconductor research centre could be key player in UK’s net zero mission

Health - Life Sciences - 12.02.2024
£3 million UKRI funding to support research into better health, ageing, and wellbeing
£3 million UKRI funding to support research into better health, ageing, and wellbeing

Health - Pharmacology - 09.01.2024
New trial of ’pill-on-a-thread’ brings screening for oesophageal cancer closer
A man from Cambridge is the first to join the surveillance part of a clinical trial that could see routine screening for oesophageal cancer introduced into the NHS, potentially halving deaths from this cancer every year.

Environment - 02.01.2024
Reducing inequality is essential in tackling climate crisis, researchers argue
Promoting climate-friendly behaviours will be more successful in societies where everyone has the capacity: financially, physically, and timewise, to make changes. People on lower incomes can be more restricted in the things they can do to help reduce their carbon footprint. Charlotte Kukowski In a report just published in the journal Nature Climate Change , researchers argue that tackling inequality is vital in moving the world towards Net-Zero - because inequality constrains who can feasibly adopt low-carbon behaviours.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 19.12.2023
Disadvantaged children’s school struggles not about character, attitude or lack of ’growth mindset’
Study suggests A global study of 240,000 students challenges the widespread policy conviction that bridging the academic gap between rich and poor students hinges on improving the latter's work ethic, mindset and socio-emotional skills.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.12.2023
Clinicians rank patient views as least important in diagnosis
Experts today call for more value to be given to patients' 'lived experiences' as a study of over 1,000 patients and clinicians found multiple examples of patient reports being under-valued.

Health - Social Sciences - 05.12.2023
Services across England now lag far behind East Germany, as experts call for ’universal basic infrastructure’ in UK
Per capita access to hospitals, mental health services, and further education facilities in German towns and cities - primarily in the former GDR - now outstrip equivalent areas in England, often several times over, according to research.

Innovation - Health - 04.12.2023
Researchers recognised as Future Leaders by UKRI
Four researchers are among the UK's "most promising research leaders" who will benefit from £101 million from UKRI to tackle major global issues and commercialise their innovations.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.11.2023
Cambridge partners with AstraZeneca and Medical Research Council on new world-class functional genomics laboratory
Cambridge partners with AstraZeneca and Medical Research Council on new world-class functional genomics laboratory
The facility, based at the Milner Therapeutics Institute, will support the discovery of new medicines and diagnostics for chronic diseases by applying advanced biological and technological tools, including CRISPR gene editing.

Career - Social Sciences - 16.11.2023
Boom and bust? Millennials aren't all worse off than Baby Boomers, but the rich-poor gap is widening
Boom and bust? Millennials aren’t all worse off than Baby Boomers, but the rich-poor gap is widening
A study of over 12,000 people in the US, comparing Baby Boomers and Millennials, raises concerns about Millennials' diverging financial gains.

Innovation - Computer Science - 15.11.2023
Cambridge Dictionary names 'Hallucinate' Word of the Year 2023
Cambridge Dictionary names ’Hallucinate’ Word of the Year 2023

Health - 15.11.2023
UK 'sugar tax' linked to fall in child hospital admissions for tooth extraction
UK ’sugar tax’ linked to fall in child hospital admissions for tooth extraction
The UK soft drinks industry levy introduced in 2018 may have saved more than 5,500 hospital admissions for tooth extractions, according to an analysis by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.11.2023
COVID-19 showed the importance of genomic surveillance - we need it to help fight antimicrobial resistance
COVID-19 showed the importance of genomic surveillance - we need it to help fight antimicrobial resistance
During the COVID-19 pandemic, genomic surveillance proved vital in helping understand the evolution and spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Now, an international group of researchers is calling for its potential to be harnessed to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a major global challenge that could ultimately result in many more deaths than the coronavirus pandemic.

Environment - Health - 08.11.2023
Experts predict ’catastrophic ecosystem collapse’ of UK forests within the next 50 years if action not taken
Other threats to UK forests include competition with society for water, viral diseases, and extreme weather affecting forest management. The next 50 years will bring huge changes to UK forests: the threats they face, the way that we manage them, and the benefits they deliver to society. Dr Eleanor Tew, visiting researcher at Cambridge's Department of Zoology and Head of Forest Planning at Forestry England A team of experts from across Europe has produced a list of 15 over-looked and emerging issues that are likely to have a significant impact on UK forests over the next 50 years.

Health - Career - 06.11.2023
’Get back to school’ headlines eroded teacher wellbeing during the pandemic
Intense public pressure on teachers to "get back to school" during the COVID-19 lockdowns deepened an already widespread sense that they were undervalued, and left some actively rethinking their careers, research shows. The finding comes from newly published research, following on from an earlier study with a small group of primary and secondary teachers during lockdown.

Economics - 19.10.2023
It’s high time for alliances to ensure supply chain security, researchers urge
The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the interconnected nature of global supply chains, and showed how a disruption in one part of the world can have global effects. In 2021, supply disruptions were cost the global economy an estimated $1.9 trillion.

Pedagogy - Economics - 19.10.2023
Sustained, purposeful investment key to 'leaving no girl behind', either in education or beyond
Sustained, purposeful investment key to ’leaving no girl behind’, either in education or beyond

Computer Science - Innovation - 16.10.2023
UK needs AI legislation to create trust so companies can ’plug AI into British economy’ - report

Innovation - 13.10.2023
Scientists begin building AI for scientific discovery using tech behind ChatGPT
An international team of scientists, including from the University of Cambridge, have launched a new research collaboration that will leverage the same technology behind ChatGPT to build an AI-powered tool for scientific discovery.

Environment - 06.10.2023
Cambridge University receives $72 million gift for habitat restoration projects across Europe's land and seas
Cambridge University receives $72 million gift for habitat restoration projects across Europe’s land and seas

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.09.2023
Drier savannas and grasslands store more climate-buffering carbon than previously thought
Drier savannas and grasslands store more climate-buffering carbon than previously thought
Savannas and grasslands in drier climates around the world store more carbon than scientists previously thought and are helping to slow the rate of climate warming, according to a new study. Because drier savannas are more sensitive to changes in fires, the decreases in burned area in those ecosystems has resulted in soils storing more carbon than they are releasing Adam Pellegrini The study estimates that soils in savanna-grassland regions worldwide have gained 640 million metric tons of stored carbon over the past two decades.

Health - Pharmacology - 21.09.2023
How new model boosts supply and lowers prices for generic drugs
First empirical evidence for Civica Rx, a health care utility, finds increased supply security and reduced costs for health systems, says study in NEJM Catalyst authored by two Cambridge Judge Business School academics.

Psychology - Health - 20.09.2023
Suppressing negative thoughts may be good for mental health after all
The commonly-held belief that attempting to suppress negative thoughts is bad for our mental health could be wrong, a new study from scientists at the University of Cambridge suggests. What we found runs counter to the accepted narrative Michael Anderson Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit trained 120 volunteers worldwide to suppress thoughts about negative events that worried them, and found that not only did these become less vivid, but that the participants' mental health also improved.

Environment - Social Sciences - 04.09.2023
Community Open Map Platform project supporting green transition secures major funding
Community Open Map Platform project supporting green transition secures major funding

Health - Life Sciences - 22.08.2023
Leading Cambridge neuroscientist appointed as Executive Chair of Medical Research Council
Leading Cambridge neuroscientist appointed as Executive Chair of Medical Research Council

Environment - 14.08.2023
Death tolls from climate disasters will ’balloon’ without investment in Africa’s weather stations
Investment in -hydromet systems- using technologies from AI to SMS would provide a nine-to-one ROI in saved lives and assets across African nations.

Materials Science - Innovation - 02.08.2023
Researchers awarded ERC funding to support commercial potential of their work
Researchers awarded ERC funding to support commercial potential of their work

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 28.07.2023
Scottish rocks to play a key role in Mars space mission
Scottish rocks to play a key role in Mars space mission
Ancient rocks from the Isle of Rum in northwest Scotland are playing an important role in an international space mission to discover more about Mars. It's amazing to think that somewhere right here in the UK might be able to tell us something about the geology of a different planet Helen Williams A group of scientists, including from the University of Cambridge, have this week been collecting samples of rock from the NatureScot National Nature Reserve (NNR) as part of the NASA and European Space Agency (ESA)-s Mars Sample Return Program.

History / Archeology - Event - 25.07.2023
Churchill Archives Centre shares digitised treasures to celebrate 50 years
Churchill Archives Centre shares digitised treasures to celebrate 50 years
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