Playtime with dad may improve children’s self-control

Children whose fathers make time to play with them from a very young age may find it easier to control their behaviour and emotions as they grow up, research

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education play child-development

New artificial heart valve could transform open-heart surgery

A new type of artificial heart valve, made of long-lived polymers, could mean that millions of patients with diseased heart valves will no longer require

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: advanced-materials heart-disease health medicine animal-research heart

Opinion: Why too much focus on COVID-19 could be harming our children

COVID-19 hurts even those who escape infection – particularly children, writes paediatrician Dr Kai Hensel from the University of Cambridge in the journal

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: children covid-19 coronavirus

Human interactions with wild and farmed animals must change dramatically to reduce risk of another deadly pandemic

Compiled by a team of international wildlife and veterinary experts, a new study has identified seven routes by which pandemics could occur and 161 options for

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  infectious-diseases  covid-19  coronavirus

Tackling COVID-19: Dr Sharath Srinivasan

“Without trust, we don’t flatten the curve,” says Sharath Srinivasan, whose work in developing countries has given him an acute insight into how people’s

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

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

Genomes front and centre of rare disease diagnosis

Cambridge-led study discovers new genetic causes of rare diseases, potentially leading to improved diagnosis and better patient care.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: dna health genome genome-sequencing rare-diseases

New programme to accelerate AI research capability at Cambridge

A new initiative at Cambridge will equip young researchers outside computer science with the skills they need to use machine learning and artificial

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence computer-science philanthropy

Faulty brain processing of new information underlies psychotic delusions, finds new research

Problems in how the brain recognizes and processes novel information lie at the root of psychosis, researchers from the University of Cambridge and King’s

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tackling COVID-19: Professor Ravi Gupta

“This virus is probably going to be circulating for years - it will take a long time to sort out.” In a building that has been largely empty for the past three

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  infectious-diseases  covid-19  coronavirus

Stigma of broken family relationships compounded by lockdown

Lockdown restrictions have not brought estranged family members closer together, and recent focus on the importance of family support has made dealing with the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus

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