AI shows how hydrogen becomes a metal inside giant planets

Researchers have used a combination of AI and quantum mechanics to reveal how hydrogen gradually turns into a metal in giant planets.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  physics  astrophysics  astronomy  artificial-intelligence  planets  ai

New model predicts oesophageal cancer eight years early for half of all patients

DNA from tissue biopsies taken from patients with Barrett’s oesophagus – a risk factor for oesophageal cancer – could show which patients are most likely to

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: genetics cancer oesophageal-cancer

‘Wild West’ mentality lingers in US mountain regions

Distinct psychological mix associated with mountain populations is consistent with the theory that harsh frontiers attracted certain personalities. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: social-psychology personality american-history

Antiretroviral therapy fails to treat one-third of HIV patients in Malawi hospital

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) failure and drug resistance are extremely common in patients living with HIV who are admitted to hospital in Malawi, according to

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: africa hivaids drug-resistance

Combining PCR and antibody tests at point of care dramatically increases COVID-19 detection in hospitalised patients

A Cambridge hospital has piloted the use of combined rapid point-of-care nucleic acid and antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection after researchers at the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus testing

Scriptures rarely a significant motivating factor behind violence, say researchers

Many people misunderstand the relationship between religion, scripture and violence, a new book argues. Some people worry that scriptures such as the Qur’an

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: religion violence terrorism

Cambridge to lead national consortium examining immune response to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus

The University of Cambridge and Royal Papworth Hospital have secured £1.5million of funding as part of the national effort by UK immunologists to understand

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus immune-system

Cambridge-developed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receives £1.9million from UK government for clinical trial

A Cambridge-developed vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 could begin clinical trials in the UK as early as late autumn, thanks to a £1.9million award from

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: spotlight-on-future-therapeutics infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus vaccine

Understand what works when trying to protect monkeys and apes, say scientists

Despite significant protection efforts, global populations of monkeys and apes are declining dramatically. A new study has found that the effectiveness of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: biodiversity-conservation

New insights into lithium-ion battery failure mechanism

Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries – a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  sustainable-earth  climate-change  energy  battery  lithium-ion-battery

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