Honour among thieves: the study of a cybercrime marketplace in action

Researchers at the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre have revealed what they’ve learned from analysing hundreds of thousands of illicit trades that took place in an

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Nov. 6, 2020 ~8 min

computer-science cybersecurity hacking cybercrime

Climate change and food demand could shrink species’ habitats by almost a quarter by 2100

Mammals, birds and amphibians worldwide have lost on average 18% of their natural habitat range as a result of changes in land use and climate change, a new

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Nov. 6, 2020 ~5 min

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Cambridge Zero launches first climate festival

Cambridge researchers offer sneak peek of blueprint for green future as part of free week-long climate festival.

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Nov. 6, 2020 ~3 min

 climate-change  climate  public-engagement

Game combats political misinformation by letting players undermine democracy

A short online game in which players are recruited as a “Chief Disinformation Officer” and use tactics such as trolling to sabotage elections in a peaceful

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Nov. 6, 2020 ~5 min

 politics  fake-news  social-psychology

Discovery of shape of the SARS-CoV-2 genome after infection could inform new COVID-19 treatments

Scientists at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with Justus-Liebig University, Germany, have uncovered how the genome of SARS-CoV-2 - the

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Nov. 5, 2020 ~5 min

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Technique to regenerate the optic nerve offers hope for future glaucoma treatment

Scientists have used gene therapy to regenerate damaged nerve fibres in the eye, in a discovery that could aid the development of new treatments for glaucoma,

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Nov. 5, 2020 ~5 min

spotlight-on-neuroscience spotlight-on-future-therapeutics neuroscience eyesight eye glaucoma

Researchers show how to target a 'shape-shifting' protein in Alzheimer’s disease

A new study suggests that it is possible to design drugs that can target a type of shape-shifting protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease, which was previously

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Nov. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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Why it takes guts to protect the brain against infection

The brain is uniquely protected against invading bacteria and viruses, but its defence mechanism has long remained a mystery. Now, a study in mice, confirmed

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Nov. 4, 2020 ~5 min

spotlight-on-neuroscience infectious-diseases animal-research neuroscience immunology

Lack of understanding of common heart condition leads to missed treatment opportunities, study suggests

Poor awareness of a condition known as Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) – the cause of a half of all cases of heart failure in England –

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Nov. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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Focus on COVID-19 deaths in under-65’s for better insights into infection rates across populations, say researchers

Simply comparing the total number of deaths across countries may provide a misleading representation of the underlying level of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the

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Nov. 2, 2020 ~6 min

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