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It is hard to say when Mum was first affected by dementia. She had trouble remembering some people’s names. She was less confident going out and about and making decisions. She argued more with me and Dad.

Author Polly Vernon and barrister Charlotte Proudman will join talks and performances and a celebration of women’s achievements as part of Cambridge’s Women of the World (WOW) Festival this March.

Largest quantitative study of howling, and first to use machine learning, defines different howl types and finds that wolves use these types more or less depending on their species, resembling a howling dialect. Researchers say findings could help conservation efforts and shed light on the earliest evolution of our own use of language.

LycaHealth, the new healthcare brand, have presented a donation of £150,000 to Cambridge University to support Sri Lankan students and improve public health in Sri Lanka. 

 

How does the brain make connections, and how does it maintain them? Cambridge neuroscientists and mathematicians are using a variety of techniques to understand how the brain ‘wires up’, and what it might be able to tell us about degeneration in later life.

Take advantage of this special offer on alumni tickets to hear Britten Sinfonia’s concert for Good Friday, featuring music from four centuries, at Barbican Hall, London.

Tumours kill off surrounding cells to make room to grow, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. Although the study was carried out using fruit flies, its findings suggest that drugs to prevent, rather than encourage, cell death might be effective at fighting cancer – contrary to how many of the current chemotherapy drugs work.

Today, one of the great collections of art in the UK celebrates its bicentenary. Two hundred years to the day of his death, the Fitzwilliam Museum has revealed previously unknown details of the life of its mysterious founder, Richard 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion. 

The lack of an evidence base in the donor-funded response to Syrian migrant crisis means funds may be allocated to ineffective interventions, say researchers, who call on funders and policymakers in London for this week’s Syrian Donor Conference to insist on evaluation as a condition of aid.

Researchers have built the first biologically realistic mathematical model of how the brain plans and learns when faced with a complex decision-making process.

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