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More than 60 disadvantaged students who achieved top A-level results get “second chance” place at Cambridge under Adjustment

In the first year Cambridge has offered Adjustment places, 67 students from around the UK who did not originally get into Cambridge saw their dream of a world-class education come true after achieving stunning A-level results.

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Stormzy announces second year of 'The Stormzy Scholarship', a student funding scheme with Cambridge University

British musician Stormzy is delighted to announce that he is funding a further two undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge this autumn.

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Shelley’s Peterloo poem took inspiration from the radical press, new research reveals

Percy Bysshe Shelley’s The Mask of Anarchy , the most celebrated literary response to the Peterloo massacre – which has its bicentenary on 16 August – drew on accounts of the tragedy written by the radical journalist and freethinker, Richard Carlile.

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Ancient faeces reveal how ‘marsh diet’ left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

Coprolites from the Must Farm archaeological excavation in East Anglia shows the prehistoric inhabitants were infected by parasitic worms that can be spread by eating raw fish, frogs and shellfish.

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A-Level results day 2019 #GoingToCambridge

We're celebrating the success stories of students who are #GoingToCambridge.

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Joint lubricating fluid plays key role in osteoarthritic pain, study finds

A team at the University of Cambridge has shown how, in osteoarthritis patients, the viscous lubricant that ordinarily allows our joints to move smoothly triggers a pain response from nerve cells similar to that caused by chilli peppers.

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Women in STEM: Fiona Iddon

Fiona Iddon is a PhD student in the Department of Earth Sciences, where she studies volcanoes. Here, she tells us about making science accessible, being the first in her family to go to university, and working at the place where the horn of Africa is splitting away from the rest of the continent.

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AI used to test evolution’s oldest mathematical model

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to make new discoveries, and confirm old ones, about one of nature’s best-known mimics, opening up whole new directions of research in evolutionary biology.

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Cambridge scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

New research reveals how increasing brain stiffness as we age causes brain stem cell dysfunction, and demonstrates new ways to reverse older stem cells to a younger, healthier state.

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Governments are failing to understand global catastrophic risks and need to take urgent action, says new report

Governments are failing to understand the human-driven catastrophic risks that threaten global security, prosperity and potential, and could in the worst case lead to mass harm and societal collapse, say researchers at the University of Cambridge.

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