Ambitious project launched to map genomes of all life in British Isles

An unprecedented insight into the diverse range of species on the British Isles will be made possible by Wellcome funding to the Darwin Tree of Life project.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 8, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

GP clinics could help bridge mental health treatment gap, study finds

Patients experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues could be managed effectively by GP practices, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. This could also help reduce the stigma faced by these individuals. However, specialist treatment may still prove more cost-effective in the long term, say the researchers.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 7, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health spotlight-on-neuroscience mental-health

Women in STEM: Vidhi Lalchand

Vidhi is a PhD candidate at the Cavendish Laboratory, a Turing Scholar, and a member of Christ’s College. Here, she tells us about growing up in Madras, her research in machine learning and leaving the world of finance for academia.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 7, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence physics women-in-stem

Admitting practices of junior doctors may be behind ‘weekend effect’ in hospitals, study suggests

Study links the ‘weekend effect’ of increased hospital mortality to junior doctors admitting a lower proportion of healthy patients at the weekend compared to weekdays.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 6, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: health medicine hospital

'Upcycling' crowned Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year 2019

Cambridge Dictionary has named 'upcycling', the activity of making new items out of old or used things, as its Word of the Year 2019. 

Cambridge University News | Nov. 5, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: dictionary climate-change recycling sustainable-earth

Regeneration mechanism discovered in mice could provide target for drugs to combat chronic liver disease

A newly-discovered molecular mechanism that allows damaged adult liver cells to regenerate could pave the way for drugs to treat conditions such as cirrhosis or other chronic liver diseases where regeneration is impaired. 

Cambridge University News | Nov. 4, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Opinion: Climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss – no country is sufficiently prepared

Two Cambridge risk researchers discuss how national governments are still stuck on "old problems", and run through the things that should be keeping our leaders awake at night. 

Cambridge University News | Nov. 1, 2019 | cambridge
~8 mins   

Tags: risk climate-change pandemic public-policy sustainable-earth artificial-intelligence

Did the Sixties dream die in 1969?

The year 1969 is held up as the end of an era, but fifty years on are we still buying into a dangerous myth? Counterculture expert James Riley delves into the darkness of the Sixties to sort fact from psychedelic fiction.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 1, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: 1960s sixties protest

Women in STEM: Professor Marian Holness

Professor Marian Holness leads a research group in the Department of Earth Sciences, and studies the processes which occur during the melting and solidification of rocks. Here, she tells us how time spent in quiet activities like running, knitting and even breastfeeding have helped to trigger new insights in her research. 

Cambridge University News | Oct. 31, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem geology earth-science

Two new Climate Change Master's programmes launched at Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is launching two new climate-focused graduate programmes, exploring the past and potential futures of the interaction between the planet and humanity, to train a new generation of creative and innovative leaders to respond to our most pressing global challenge.

Cambridge University News | Oct. 30, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: climate-change teaching postgraduate-open-day geography

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