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Cambridge researcher named as Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellow

Five internationally-recognised researchers, including Cambridge’s Professor Zoubin Ghahramani, have been appointed as the first Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellows to conduct work on artificial intelligence’s (AI) biggest challenges.

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West Cambridge Innovation District will create new destination quarter and ‘put the science on show’

The city’s West Cambridge site will be transformed into a dynamic Innovation District, connecting world-class researchers with world-class businesses, creating thousands of jobs and providing a ‘sense of place’ and amenities for residents.

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Stormzy scholarships programme expanded

HSBC UK pledges £2m to support 30 new Stormzy Scholars at the University of Cambridge over next three years.

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Astronomers show how planets form in binary systems without getting crushed

Astronomers have developed the most realistic model to date of planet formation in binary star systems.

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Earth's interior is swallowing up more carbon than thought

Scientists from Cambridge University and NTU Singapore have found that slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates drag more carbon into Earth’s interior than previously thought.

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Scientists can detect brain tumours using a simple urine or blood plasma test

Researchers from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute have developed two tests that can detect the presence of glioma, a type of brain tumour, in patient urine or blood plasma.

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Cambridge academics elected to British Academy

Five Cambridge academics have been elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy in recognition of their contribution to the humanities and social sciences.

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Blushing plants reveal when fungi are growing in their roots

Scientists have created plants whose cells and tissues ‘blush’ with beetroot pigments when they are colonised by fungi that help them take up nutrients from the soil.

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Smartphone screens effective sensors for soil or water contamination

The touchscreen technology used in billions of smartphones and tablets could also be used as a powerful sensor, without the need for any modifications.

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Scientists reverse age-related memory loss in mice

Scientists at Cambridge and Leeds have successfully reversed age-related memory loss in mice and say their discovery could lead to the development of treatments to prevent memory loss in people as they age.

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