Cambridge researchers and pharma in innovative new consortium to develop and study early stage drugs
28 July 2015
An innovative new Consortium will act as a ‘match-making’ service between pharmaceutical companies and researchers in Cambridge with the aim of developing and studying precision medicines for some of the most globally devastating diseases.
Close-up film shows for the first time how ants use ‘combs’ and ‘brushes’ to keep their antennae clean
27 July 2015
Using unique mechanical experiments and close-up video, Cambridge researchers have shown how ants use microscopic ‘combs’ and ‘brushes’ to keep their antennae clean, which could have applications for developing cleaners for nanotechnology.
Stressed young birds stop learning from their parents and turn to wider flock
23 July 2015
Juvenile zebra finches that experience high stress levels will ignore how their own parents forage and instead learn such skills from other, unrelated adults. This may help young birds avoid inheriting a poor skillset from parents – the likely natural cause of their stress – and becoming trapped by a “bad start in life”.