Superbug MRSA arose in hedgehogs long before clinical use of antibiotics

Scientists have found evidence that a type of the antibiotic resistant superbug MRSA arose in nature long before the use of antibiotics in humans and

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 4, 2022 ~5 min

‘Battle of the sexes’ begins in womb as father and mother’s genes tussle over nutrition

Cambridge scientists have identified a key signal that the fetus uses to control its supply of nutrients from the placenta in a tug-of-war between genes

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 27, 2021 ~5 min


Templating approach stabilises ‘ideal’ material for alternative solar cells

Researchers have developed a method to stabilise a promising material known as perovskite for cheap solar cells, without compromising its near-perfect

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 23, 2021 ~6 min

Controlled burning of natural environments could help offset our carbon emissions

Planting trees and suppressing wildfires do not necessarily maximise the carbon storage of natural ecosystems. A new study has found that prescribed burning

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 23, 2021 ~4 min

Clues to treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder found in recently evolved region of the ‘dark genome’

Scientists investigating the DNA outside our genes - the ‘dark genome’ - have discovered recently evolved regions that code for proteins associated with

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 23, 2021 ~4 min

New grafting technique could combat the disease threatening Cavendish bananas

Scientists have found a novel way to combine two species of grass-like plant including banana, rice and wheat, using embryonic tissue from their seeds. The

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 22, 2021 ~5 min

Could acid-neutralising life-forms make habitable pockets in Venus’ clouds?

A new study shows it’s theoretically possible. The hypothesis could be tested soon with proposed Venus-bound missions.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 20, 2021 ~8 min

Omicron may be significantly better at evading vaccine-induced immunity, but less likely to cause severe disease

The Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 may be significantly better than previous variants at evading vaccine-induced antibodies, according to new research from

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 20, 2021 ~5 min


New model improves accuracy of machine learning in COVID-19 diagnosis while preserving privacy

Researchers in the UK and China have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that can diagnose COVID-19 as well as a panel of professional

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 16, 2021 ~5 min

Gentrification changes the personality make-up of cities in just a few years

Massive study of almost two million US residents reveals rising housing costs may drive increases in “openness” of character among both long-term and new

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 16, 2021 ~6 min

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