Memes-field Park? ‘Digital natives’ are flirting with Jane Austen’s vision of the ideal man all over again

Know about the Darcy hand-flex? Remember that lake scene with Colin Firth? For 200 years, audiences have been swooning over different portrayals of Mr Darcy,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
today ~7 min

Sugary drinks tax may have prevented over 5,000 cases of obesity a year in year six girls alone

The introduction of the soft drinks industry levy – the ‘sugary drinks tax’ – in England was followed by a drop in the number of cases of obesity among older

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yesterday ~6 min


COVID has increased trust in genetics, study finds

A survey of over 2,000 British adults finds that trust in genetics is high and went up significantly during the pandemic. It also finds that there is a hunger

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yesterday ~4 min

Small-scale octopus fisheries can provide sustainable source of vital nutrients for tropical coastal communities

Undernourished coastal communities in the tropics - where children’s growth can be stunted by a lack of micronutrients – can get the vitamins and minerals they

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~3 min

Interfering in big decisions friends and family take could violate a crucial moral right, philosopher argues

We have a moral duty to allow others to make ‘transformative choices’ such as changing careers, migrating and having children, a new study argues. This duty

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Jan. 25, 2023 ~6 min

DNA sequencing method lifts ‘veil’ from genome black box

Many life-saving drugs directly interact with DNA to treat diseases such as cancer, but scientists have struggled to detect how and why they work – until now.

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Jan. 23, 2023 ~3 min

Scientists explain emotional ‘blunting’ caused by common antidepressants

Scientists have worked out why common anti-depressants cause around a half of users to feel emotionally ‘blunted’. In a study published today, they show that

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 23, 2023 ~5 min

Researchers unravel the complex reaction pathways in zero carbon fuel synthesis

Researchers have used isotopes of carbon to trace how carbon dioxide emissions could be converted into low-carbon fuels and chemicals. The result could help

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 20, 2023 ~5 min


Gone fishing: highly accurate test for common respiratory viruses uses DNA as ‘bait’

A new test that ‘fishes’ for multiple respiratory viruses at once using single strands of DNA as ‘bait’, and gives highly accurate results in under an hour,

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Jan. 16, 2023 ~6 min

Artificial pancreas successfully trialled for use by type 2 diabetes patients

Cambridge scientists have successfully trialled an artificial pancreas for use by patients living with type 2 diabetes. The device – powered by an algorithm

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Jan. 11, 2023 ~7 min

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