Women in STEM: Professor Laura Itzhaki

Professor Laura Itzhaki is a group leader in the Department of Pharmacology and a Fellow of Newnham College. Here, she tells us about forming her own spin-out company, pitching to investors and her research on the 'workhorses' of the cell. 

Cambridge University News | Jan. 23, 2020 | cambridge
~2 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem spin-out business commercialisation innovation protein

Green-sky thinking for propulsion and power

A rapid way of turning ideas into new technologies in the aviation and power industries has been developed at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory. Here, Professor Rob Miller, Director of the Whittle, describes how researchers plan to scale the process to cover around 80% of the UK’s future aerodynamic technology needs.

Cambridge University News | Dec. 4, 2019 | cambridge
~7 mins   

Tags: sustainable-earth environment aircraft energy innovation engineering climate-change carbon-emissions

Green-sky thinking for propulsion and power

A rapid way of turning ideas into new technologies in the aviation and power industries has been developed at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory. Here, Professor Rob Miller, Director of the Whittle, describes how researchers plan to scale the process to cover around 80% of the UK’s future aerodynamic technology needs.

Cambridge University News | Dec. 4, 2019 | cambridge
~7 mins   

Tags: sustainable-earth environment aircraft energy innovation engineering climate-change carbon-emissions

University Enterprise Zone aims to drive innovation across Cambridge

Cambridge is to establish a University Enterprise Zone as part of a new government initiative announced today by Universities Minister Chris Skidmore.

Cambridge University News | Sept. 20, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: innovation future-therapeutics

Cambridge researchers and Jaguar Land Rover develop immersive 3D head-up display for in-car use

Researchers from the University of Cambridge are working with Jaguar Land Rover to develop next-generation head-up display technology that could beam real-time safety information in front of the driver, and allow passengers to stream 3D movies directly from their seats as part of a shared, autonomous future.

Cambridge University News | Aug. 20, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: innovation car displays augmented-reality engineering

New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts

A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed treatment for heart failure, according to new research by scientists at the University of Cambridge, published in Nature Biotechnology.

Cambridge University News | Aug. 5, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: stem-cells heart-disease innovation

Cause of hardening of the arteries – and potential treatment – identified

A team of UK scientists have identified the mechanism behind hardening of the arteries, and shown in animal studies that a generic medication normally used to treat acne could be an effective treatment for the condition.

Cambridge University News | June 11, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: artery health medical chemistry drug-discovery spotlight-on-innovation

New prognostic test could enable personalised treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new test that can reliably predict the future course of inflammatory bowel disease in individuals, transforming treatments for patients and paving the way for a personalised approach.

Cambridge University News | May 3, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: spotlight-on-future-therapeutics spotlight-on-innovation inflammatory-bowel-disease crohns-disease ulcerative-colitis

Green tech startups see boost in patents and investment when partnering with government – study

Collaboration between government and startups could help meet the climate challenge while growing small businesses. Findings could inform discussions on Green New Deal or any “forward-looking policy package” say researchers.

Cambridge University News | March 18, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: green-technology sustainability spotlight-on-sustainability-and-the-environment clean-technology startups innovation

Cambridge spin-out starts producing graphene at commercial scale

A recent University of Cambridge spin-out company, Paragraf, has started producing graphene – a sheet of carbon just one atomic layer thick – at up to eight inches (20cm) in diameter, large enough for commercial electronic devices. 

Cambridge University News | March 12, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: graphene spin-out spotlight-on-advanced-materials business spotlight-on-innovation

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