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Rare genetic disease may protect Ashkenazi Jews against TB

Scientists may have solved the question of why Ashkenazi Jews are significantly more susceptible to a rare genetic disorder known as Gaucher disease – and the answer may help settle the debate about whether they are less susceptible to tuberculosis (TB).

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New form of ice is like a snapshot of liquid water

A collaboration between scientists at Cambridge and UCL has led to the discovery of a new form of ice that more closely resembles liquid water than any other and may hold the key to understanding this most famous of liquids.

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Researchers devise a new path toward ‘quantum light’

Researchers have theorised a new mechanism to generate high-energy ‘quantum light’, which could be used to investigate new properties of matter at the atomic scale.

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Kettle’s Yard celebrates pioneering art project created with local school pupils

Students from Castle School have collaborated with Kettle’s Yard gallery to develop a new installation designed to amplify student voices.

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Combined steroid and statin treatment could reduce ‘accelerated ageing’ in preterm babies, study in rats suggests

Potentially life-saving steroids commonly given to preterm babies also increase the risk of long-term cardiovascular problems, but a new study in rats has found that if given in conjunction with statins, their positive effects remain while the potential negative side-effects are ‘weeded out’.

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Self-driving shuttle buses will return to West Cambridge Innovation District for new trial

Autonomous vehicles will carry passengers around the West Cambridge Innovation District as part of a new sustainable transport pilot scheme supported by the University of Cambridge.

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Variety of events to celebrate LGBT+ History Month 2023

From talks and book clubs to a film screening, a variety of events are being held across Cambridge to mark LGBT+ History Month .

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Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council Consolidator Grants

Eight researchers from the University of Cambridge have won European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants

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Cambridge-led consortium receives $35m to boost crop production sustainably in sub-Saharan Africa

A Cambridge-led consortium has received US$35m (£28m) over five years to develop sustainable solutions to increasing the yields of small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, without the need for costly and polluting inorganic fertilisers.

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Memes-field Park? ‘Digital natives’ are flirting with Jane Austen’s vision of the ideal man all over again

Know about the Darcy hand-flex? Remember that lake scene with Colin Firth? For 200 years, audiences have been swooning over different portrayals of Mr Darcy, Jane Austen’s iconic male hero. Now, he and Austen’s work in general are experiencing yet another rebirth: this time as the ‘meme idols’ of ‘digitally native’...

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