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Scientists reveal plan to target the cause of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have developed a new way to target the toxic particles that destroy healthy brain cells in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Mitochondrial diseases could be treated with gene therapy, study suggests

Researchers have developed a genome-editing tool for the potential treatment of mitochondrial diseases: serious and often fatal conditions which affect 1 in 5,000 people.

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas opens for bookings

How should we tackle apocalyptic terrorism? What can mystical experiences during epileptic seizures teach us about empathy? What purpose do angels serve?

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New research facility for neurodegenerative disorders opened in Cambridge

The Chemistry of Health building, a new facility dedicated to the use of chemical techniques to combat disease, in particular neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, was officially opened today in Cambridge.

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New ‘Rising Path’ opens at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

A new Rising Path, designed to offer a fresh perspective on Cambridge University Botanic Garden’s historic Systematic Beds, will open to the public on Saturday (September 22, 2018).

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Statement from Stephen Toope following the publication of the MAC report

Vice-Chancellor's statement following the publication of the Migration Advisory Committee report.

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'Significant breakthrough' in understanding the deadly nature of pandemic influenza

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford have discovered a new molecule that plays a key role in the immune response that is triggered by influenza infections. The molecule, a so-called mini viral RNA, is capable of inducing inflammation and cell death, and was produced at high levels by the...

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Royal Academy of Engineering announces 2018 Fellows

Three Cambridge researchers are among the new Fellows announced today by the Royal Academy of Engineering, in recognition of their outstanding contributions.

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‘High-yield’ farming costs the environment less than previously thought – and could help spare habitats

New findings suggest that more intensive agriculture might be the “least bad” option for feeding the world while saving its species – provided use of such “land-efficient” systems prevents further conversion of wilderness to farmland.

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Low-cost AI heart monitor developed by Cambridge start-up

A Cambridge start-up has developed a low-cost next-generation wearable heart and cardiovascular function monitor which uses AI to diagnose heart rhythm and respiratory problems in real time.

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