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Cambridge joins EU partners in ten-million-euro proteomics project

The University of Cambridge has joined European partners in a major study of proteins which will shed light on the role played by biological systems in health and disease.

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Public lecture series focuses on vision

How we see the world around us is crucial to our understanding of it. This year's Darwin College lecture series explores this topic, asking how we define colour, how animals adapt their eyesight to survive and how we perceive visual space.

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Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The study, funded by Cancer Research, is published today in Genetics in Medicine.

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Recalling happy memories during adolescence can reduce risk of depression

Recalling positive events and experiences can help protect young people against depression in later life, suggests new research published today.

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Gamblers predicted Brexit before financial traders, study finds

Research shows how financial markets should have predicted Brexit hours before they eventually did, and that betting markets beat currency markets to the result by an hour – producing a “close to risk-free” profit-making opportunity, according to economists.

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Automated phone calls may help patients to take medicines as prescribed, pilot study suggests

Remembering to take medication is vital for managing long term health conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or multiple conditions. Latest research from the University of Cambridge suggests that using interactive voice response (IVR) technology supports patients to take their medicine as prescribed.

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Cambridge in the 2019 New Year honours list

Members of collegiate Cambridge recognised for outstanding contributions to society in science, education, engineering and art

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Robots can go all the way to Mars, but they can’t pick up the groceries

In the popular imagination, robots have been portrayed alternatively as friendly companions or existential threat. But while robots are becoming commonplace in many industries, they are neither C-3PO nor the Terminator. Cambridge researchers are studying the interaction between robots and humans – and teaching them how to...

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Carrying Tasers increases police use of force, study finds

Cambridge experiment with City of London police found that, while rarely deployed, just the presence of electroshock devices led to greater overall hostility in police-public interactions – an example of what researchers call the ‘weapons effect’.

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3D-printed robot hand ‘plays’ the piano

Scientists have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases on the piano by just moving its wrist. And while the robot is no virtuoso, it demonstrates just how challenging it is to replicate all the abilities of a human hand, and how much complex movement can still be achieved through design.

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