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Simon Baron-Cohen wins MRC Millennium Medal for transformative research into autism and neurodiversity

The UKRI Medical Research Council (MRC) in the UK will today present the MRC Millennium Medal 2023 to Professor Sir Simon Baron-Cohen, in recognition of his pioneering MRC-funded research into the prenatal sex steroid theory of autism, his establishment of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, and his...

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Cambridge confers honorary degrees

The University has conferred honorary degrees to seven distinguished individuals in recognition of the achievements they have made in their respective fields. An honorary doctorate is the highest accolade the University can bestow.

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Echion Technologies secures £29 million to help commercialise its sustainable battery technology

Cambridge spinout, Echion Technologies has raised £29 million in investment capital to help it increase the production of its fast-charging, long-life battery material based on niobium.

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Discovery of ‘new rules of the immune system’ could improve treatment of inflammatory diseases, say scientists.

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered that a type of white blood cell - called a regulatory T cell - exists as a single large population of cells that constantly move throughout the body looking for, and repairing, damaged tissue.

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Cambridge achievers recognised in King's Birthday Honours 2024

Academics and staff from the University of Cambridge are featured in the King's Birthday Honours 2024, which recognises the achievements and service of people across the UK, from all walks of life.

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Video analysis of Iceland 2010 eruption could improve volcanic ash forecasts for aviation safety

Video footage of Iceland’s 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption is providing researchers from the University of Cambridge with rare, up-close observations of volcanic ash clouds — information that could help better forecast how far explosive eruptions disperse their hazardous ash particles.

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What’s going on in our brains when we plan?

Study uncovers how the brain simulates possible future actions by drawing from our stored memories.

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Earliest detection of metal challenges what we know about the first galaxies

Astronomers have detected carbon in a galaxy just 350 million years after the Big Bang, the earliest detection of any element in the universe other than hydrogen.

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Electrified charcoal ‘sponge’ can soak up CO2 directly from the air

Researchers have developed a low-cost, energy-efficient method for making materials that can capture carbon dioxide directly from the air.

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New instrument to search for signs of life on other planets

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has signed an agreement for the design and construction of ANDES , the ArmazoNes high Dispersion Echelle Spectrograph.

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