“I feel like I’m Alice in Wonderland”: nightmares and ‘daymares’ could be early warning signs of autoimmune disease

An increase in nightmares and hallucinations – or ‘daymares’ – could herald the onset of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, say an international team led by

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 20, 2024 ~7 min

Earth’s earliest sea creatures drove evolution by stirring the water

3D reconstructions suggest that simple marine animals living over 560 million years ago drove the emergence of more complex life by mixing the seawater around

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 17, 2024 ~4 min


Webb detects most distant black hole merger to date

An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Cambridge, has used the James Webb Space Telescope to find evidence for an ongoing merger of two

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 16, 2024 ~4 min

2023 was the hottest summer in two thousand years

Researchers have found that 2023 was the hottest summer in the Northern Hemisphere in the past two thousand years, almost four degrees warmer than the coldest

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 14, 2024 ~5 min

Over 20,000 people join search for new dementia treatments

More than 20,000 volunteers have been recruited to a resource aimed at speeding up the development of much-needed dementia drugs. The cohort will enable

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 14, 2024 ~7 min

Birth by C-section more than doubles odds of measles vaccine failure

Researchers say it is vital that children born by caesarean section receive two doses of the measles vaccine for robust protection against the disease.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 13, 2024 ~5 min

Baby born deaf can hear after breakthrough gene therapy

A baby girl born deaf can hear unaided for the first time, after receiving gene therapy when she was eleven months old at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 9, 2024 ~7 min

Call for safeguards to prevent unwanted ‘hauntings’ by AI chatbots of dead loved ones

Cambridge researchers lay out the need for design safety protocols that prevent the emerging “digital afterlife industry” causing social and psychological

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 9, 2024 ~7 min


‘Wraparound’ implants represent new approach to treating spinal cord injuries

A tiny, flexible electronic device that wraps around the spinal cord could represent a new approach to the treatment of spinal injuries, which can cause

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 8, 2024 ~7 min

New vaccine effective against coronaviruses that haven’t even emerged yet

Researchers have developed a new vaccine technology that has been shown in mice to provide protection against a broad range of coronaviruses with potential for

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 6, 2024 ~4 min

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