New drone technology advances volcanic monitoring

Specially-adapted drones, developed by an international team involving scientists from the University of Cambridge, are transforming how we forecast eruptions

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Oct. 30, 2020 ~6 min

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Study measures effectiveness of different face mask materials when coughing

A team of researchers have tested everything from t-shirts and socks to jeans and vacuum bags to determine what type of mask material is most effective at

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Oct. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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Age and pre-existing conditions increase risk of stroke among COVID-19 patients

Fourteen out of every 1,000 COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital experience a stroke, a rate that is even higher in older patients and those with severe

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Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Professor Chris Abell FRS, FMedSci (1957 – 2020)

The University is saddened to announce that Professor Chris Abell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor of Biological Chemistry and Todd-Hamied Fellow

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Oct. 27, 2020 ~3 min

Tiny golden bullets could help tackle asbestos-related cancers

Gold nanotubes – tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair – could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to

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Oct. 27, 2020 ~4 min

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Drug-resistant hospital bacteria persist even after deep cleaning, genomic study reveals

Scientists have used genome sequencing to reveal the extent to which a drug-resistant gastrointestinal bacterium can spread within a hospital, highlighting the

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Oct. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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Marmoset study finds single brain region linking depression and anxiety, heart disease, and people’s sensitivity to treatment

Over-activity in a single brain region called the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex (sgACC) underlies several key symptoms of mood and anxiety disorders, but

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Oct. 26, 2020 ~6 min

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Globalised economy making water, energy and land insecurity worse: study

The first large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources has found that globalisation may be

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Oct. 26, 2020 ~5 min

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One in six children has a probable mental disorder, according to new report

The proportion of children experiencing a probable mental disorder has increased over the past three years, from one in nine in 2017 to one in six in July this

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Oct. 23, 2020 ~4 min

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‘Mini-lungs’ reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection

‘Mini-lungs’ grown from tissue donated to Cambridge hospitals has provided a team of scientists from South Korea and the UK with important insights into how

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Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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