Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford have discovered a new molecule that plays a key role in the immune response that is triggered by influenza infections. The molecule, a so-called mini viral RNA, is capable of inducing inflammation and cell death, and was produced at high levels by the 1918 pandemic influenza virus. The findings appeared in Nature Microbiology yesterday (September 17).
Black Cantabs: History Makers is a groundbreaking exhibition telling the forgotten stories of black students in Cambridge, which takes place from Monday 1 October to Saturday 22 December 2018 at the University Library
Throughout September the University prepares to welcome back its undergraduates after the summer break. For Cambridge’s primary school children, however, the new term is already well underway. Find out about the University of Cambridge primary school based in Eddington - the first University Training School in the UK.
New findings suggest that more intensive agriculture might be the “least bad” option for feeding the world while saving its species – provided use of such “land-efficient” systems prevents further conversion of wilderness to farmland.