“Write fewer papers, take more risks”: researchers call for ‘rebellion’

A group of education specialists are urging researchers to challenge the “structures and regulations” which define academic scholarship, arguing that different

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 6, 2022 ~7 min

“Write fewer papers, take more risks”: researchers call for ‘rebellion’ against academic convention

A group of education specialists are urging researchers to challenge the “structures and regulations” which define academic scholarship, arguing that different

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 6, 2022 ~7 min


‘Fruitcake’ structure observed in organic polymers

Researchers have analysed the properties of an organic polymer with potential applications in flexible electronics and uncovered variations in hardness at the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 2, 2022 ~4 min

Alzheimer’s disease causes cells to overheat and ‘fry like an egg’

Researchers have shown that aggregation of amyloid-beta, one of two key proteins implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, causes cells to overheat and ‘fry like an

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 31, 2022 ~6 min

Cambridge one of six NHS brain cancer centres to be awarded excellence status by the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission

The Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission (TJBCM) has awarded six new centres excellence status including the East of England service (Cambridge University

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 27, 2022 ~6 min

Autistic individuals have poorer health and healthcare

Autistic individuals are more likely to have chronic mental and physical health conditions, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. Autistic

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 27, 2022 ~5 min

Secret to treating ‘Achilles’ heel’ of alternatives to silicon solar panels revealed

A team of researchers from the UK and Japan has found that the tiny defects which limit the efficiency of perovskites – cheaper alternative materials for solar

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 24, 2022 ~6 min

Reducing TV viewing to less than one hour a day could help prevent more than one in ten cases of coronary heart disease

Watching too much TV is associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease regardless of an individual’s genetic makeup, say a team of scientists at the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 24, 2022 ~5 min


Low-cost battery-like device absorbs CO2 emissions while it charges

Researchers have developed a low-cost device that can selectively capture carbon dioxide gas while it charges. Then, when it discharges, the CO2 can be

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 19, 2022 ~4 min

Scientists 'see' puzzling features deep in Earth’s interior

New research led by the University of Cambridge is the first to obtain a detailed 'image' of an unusual pocket of rock at the boundary layer with Earth’s core,

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May 19, 2022 ~5 min

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