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Katherine Parr did not persuade Henry VIII to found Trinity College Cambridge, new study argues

King Henry VIII had already made up his mind to found Trinity College Cambridge and Christ Church Oxford before Cambridge lobbied his queen, a re-examination of 16th-century sources suggests. Professor Richard Rex's study undermines a popular 'Cambridge version' of events, sheds new light on the Chantries Act and...

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Immune cell characteristics mapped across multiple tissues

Previously underexplored immune cell populations have been genetically mapped across multiple tissues to provide new insights into how our immune systems work.

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Cambridge recognised once again as a Leader in Openness around animal research

The University of Cambridge has once again been recognised as a Leader in Openness for its work to promote openness and transparency around research involving the use of animals.

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Vice-Chancellor gives evidence to The Times Education Commission

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen J Toope, this month gave evidence to The Times Education Commission, which was set up in May 2021 to examine the future of education following the COVID-19 crisis, declining social mobility, advances in technology, and the changing nature of work.

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Satellite images reveal dramatic loss of global wetlands over past two decades

An analysis of over a million satellite images has revealed that 4,000 square kilometres of tidal wetlands have been lost globally over twenty years.

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Algae-powered computing: scientists create reliable and renewable biological photovoltaic cell

Researchers have used a widespread species of blue-green algae to power a microprocessor continuously for a year – and counting – using nothing but ambient light and water. Their system has potential as a reliable and renewable way to power small devices.

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Opinion: I spent three years in a paedophile hunting team – here’s what I learned

Professor Mark de Rond from Cambridge Judge Business School discusses his three years embedded with one of the UK's most prolific paedophile hunting teams, in this article for The Conversation .

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Cambridge researchers recognised by 2022 Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowships

Eight Cambridge University researchers are among the 60 biomedical and health scientists elected by the Academy of Medical Sciences to its Fellowship programme.

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Scientists publish first real-world data from Africa looking at immune response to AZ/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

Scientists have released the first real-world data from Africa on the effectiveness of two doses of AstraZeneca/ChaAd0x-1 COVID-19 vaccination, showing that while protective against SARS-CoV-2, immunity against the Delta and Omicron variants was lower, even in the context of prior infection or infection after vaccination.

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Nine Cambridge scientists among the new Fellows announced today by the Royal Society

The nine Cambridge researchers were all selected for their exceptional contributions to science.

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