Four Cambridge researchers recognised in the 2022 Breakthrough Prizes

Four University of Cambridge researchers – Professors Shankar Balasubramanian, David Klenerman, Suchitra Sebastian and Jack Thorne – have been recognised by

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Sept. 9, 2021 ~8 min

Gut bacteria accumulate many common medications and may reduce their effectiveness

Common medications can accumulate in gut bacteria, a new study has found, altering bacterial function and potentially reducing the medications’ effectiveness.

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Sept. 8, 2021 ~6 min

Spread of Delta SARS-CoV-2 variant driven by combination of immune escape and increased infectivity

Findings suggest infection control measures against variants will need to continue in the post-vaccination era. 

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Sept. 6, 2021 ~6 min

Nano ‘camera’ made using molecular glue allows real-time monitoring of chemical reactions

Researchers have made a tiny camera, held together with ‘molecular glue’ that allows them to observe chemical reactions in real time.

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Sept. 2, 2021 ~6 min

Going up: birds and mammals evolve faster if their home is rising

The rise and fall of Earth’s land surface over the last three million years shaped the evolution of birds and mammals, a new study has found, with new species

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Sept. 2, 2021 ~4 min

New mechanism preventing toxic DNA lesions opens up therapeutic avenues for Huntington's disease

A new mechanism that stops the progression of Huntington’s disease in cells has been identified by scientists at the University of Cambridge and UCL, as part

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Sept. 1, 2021 ~4 min

Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant were more likely to be admitted to hospital compared to patients with Alpha variant

Largest study to date analysing more than 40,000 COVID-19 cases (including a combination of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals) confirmed by virus genome

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Aug. 31, 2021 ~4 min

Cambridge-authored book explores how artificial intelligence could help address climate change

Humanity is facing two existential threats. The first: uncontrolled CO2 emissions irreversibly changing the climate. The second: a hostile artificial

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Aug. 30, 2021 ~4 min

New class of habitable exoplanets are 'a big step forward' in the search for life

A new class of exoplanet very different to our own, but which could support life, has been identified by astronomers, which could greatly accelerate the search

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Aug. 26, 2021 ~7 min

New class of habitable exoplanets represent a big step forward in the search for life

A new class of exoplanet very different to our own, but which could support life, has been identified by astronomers, which could greatly accelerate the search

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Aug. 26, 2021 ~7 min

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