Simple treatment during pregnancy can protect baby from memory problems in later life, study in rats suggests

A new study in laboratory rats has discovered a direct link between low oxygen in the womb and impaired memory function in the adult offspring. It also finds

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today ~6 min

From extravagant to achievable - pushing the boundaries of research to find life beyond Earth

The University of Cambridge is creating a new research initiative, bringing together physicists, chemists, biologists, mathematicians, and earth scientists to

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yesterday ~4 min

Stone Age bear genome reconstructed from DNA in Mexican cave

Scientists have reconstructed ancient DNA from soil for the first time, in an advance that will significantly enhance the study of animal, plant and

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April 19, 2021 ~3 min

Artificial intelligence could be used to triage patients suspected at risk of early stage oesophageal cancer

Artificial intelligence ‘deep learning’ techniques can be used to triage suspected cases of Barrett oesophagus, a precursor to oesophageal cancer, potentially

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April 15, 2021 ~5 min

Stress does not lead to loss of self-control in eating disorders, study finds

A unique residential study has concluded that, contrary to perceived wisdom, people with eating disorders do not lose self-control – leading to binge-eating –

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April 12, 2021 ~8 min

Following atoms in real time could lead to better materials design

Researchers have used a technique similar to MRI to follow the movement of individual atoms in real time as they cluster together to form two-dimensional

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April 12, 2021 ~4 min

Conservationists may be unintentionally spreading pathogens between threatened animal populations

Moving endangered species to new locations is often used as part of species conservation strategies, and can help to restore degraded ecosystems. But

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April 12, 2021 ~4 min

Researchers call for greater awareness of unintended consequences of CRISPR gene editing

CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing can lead to unintended mutations at the targeted section of DNA in early human embryos, researchers have revealed. This highlights

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April 12, 2021 ~5 min

Poor children are being ‘failed by the system’ on road to higher education in lower-income countries

A generation of talented but disadvantaged children are being denied access to higher education because academic success in lower and middle-income countries

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April 7, 2021 ~7 min

Opinion: Why scientists need to work more closely with faith communities on climate change

To make sufficient progress in the fight against climate change, scientists need to start taking religious groups more seriously as allies, writes Cambridge

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April 6, 2021 ~2 min