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Acting Vice-Chancellor stresses drive for academic excellence

The acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Dr Anthony Freeling, has been outlining his vision for the next nine months in the traditional Annual Address at the Senate House. Dr Freeling has taken over from Professor Stephen Toope and will lead the University until the new Vice-Chancellor takes office.

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Experts urge government to keep focus on levelling-up health

Experts are calling on the government to continue focusing on ‘levelling-up’ health, arguing that reducing the health gap is too important an agenda to abandon.

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Traumatic brain injury ‘remains a major global health problem’ say experts

A new report highlights the advances and challenges in prevention, clinical care, and research in traumatic brain injury, a leading cause of injury-related death and disability worldwide.

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Breakthrough in understanding of how cancer spreads could lead to better treatments

Cambridge scientists have discovered that cancer cells ‘hijack’ a process used by healthy cells to spread around the body, completely changing current ways of thinking around cancer metastasis.

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Set up reserve lab capacity now for faster response to next pandemic, say researchers

Researchers say a ‘human bottleneck’, due to historical cuts in public health funding, delayed the UK’s scale-up of COVID-19 testing in the early stages of the country’s pandemic response.

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Plan to boost support for care experienced students

The University of Cambridge is increasing its efforts to support students who have a care background or who are estranged from their families. It’s establishing a panel of care experienced students to advise on ways to ensure proper support is available and will be recruiting a team of mentors to help guide new students...

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Seawater could have provided phosphorous required for emerging life

The problem of how phosphorus became a universal ingredient for life on Earth may have been solved by researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Cape Town, who have recreated primordial seawater containing the element in the lab.

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Cambridge recognised for its leadership in knowledge exchange

Cambridge’s leadership in knowledge exchange has been recognised in today's Knowledge Exchange Framework 2 (KEF2) results, published by Research England. Cambridge secured the highest performance scores in many areas of knowledge exchange, with very high engagement for intellectual property (IP) commercialisation, research...

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Nomination of candidate for Vice-Chancellor

Professor Deborah Prentice, the Provost of Princeton University, has been nominated as the next Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge.

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Regius Professor of Divinity on his role as Queen's Scottish chaplain

In these days of mourning, much has rightly been made of the length of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, its historic moments, and distinctive characteristics.

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