A new drug for ovarian cancer, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and AstraZeneca, has today become the first of new class of drugs, known as PARP-inhibitors, to be granted approval anywhere in the world. The drug, Lynparza, has been granted Marketing Authorisation from the European Commission.

Almost nine out of ten (87%) University of Cambridge submissions for the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) have been rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, demonstrating the institution’s strength in research, figures released today show.

Some of Britain’s traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal, a new study of spoken English has revealed.

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