Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells

Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation solar cells, allowing them to work in

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~3 min

Tags: advanced-materials climate-change solar-cells energy

Tackling COVID-19: Dr Estée Török

Long hours running COVID-19 vaccine and drugs trials have left little time for Estée Török to contemplate her postponed wedding. With over twenty years'

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~5 min

Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus tackling-covid-19

Eight Cambridge researchers elected as members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation

Eight Cambridge researchers - six from the University of Cambridge and two from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology - are among the 63 scientists from

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Desk-based jobs may offer protection against poor cognition in later life

People who work in jobs that require less physical activity – typically office and desk-based jobs – are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health public-health physical-activity

Flashes bright when squeezed tight: how single-celled organisms light up the oceans

Research explains how a unicellular marine organism generates light as a response to mechanical stimulation, lighting up breaking waves at night.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: physics light

Cell ‘membrane on a chip’ could speed up screening of drug candidates for COVID-19

Researchers have developed a human cell ‘membrane on a chip’ that allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with our cells, and

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: advanced-materials drug-discovery covid-19 coronavirus

Syphilitic city: One in five Georgian Londoners had syphilis by their mid-30s, study suggests

250 years ago, over one-fifth of Londoners had contracted syphilis by their 35th birthday, historians have calculated.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  epidemiology  history  london

Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue

COVID-19 is comparable to climate and extinction emergencies, say scientists from the UK and US – all share features such as lagged impacts, feedback loops,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change conservation covid-19

Secrets of naked mole-rat cancer resistance unearthed

Naked mole-rats can live for an incredibly long time and have an exceptional resistance to cancer thanks to unique conditions in their bodies that stop cancer

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: stem-cells cancer

Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease

Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease and heart failure in later life, according to an

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: reproduction heart-disease pregnancy high-blood-pressure

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