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In advance of the new academic year, the University of Cambridge has launched an information campaign, webpages and a series of short films to help students and staff minimise the risks to themselves and others from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A wave of children’s fiction which tackles subjects such as suicide terrorism, militant jihadism and counter-terror violence is helping young readers to rethink and resist extremism and Islamophobia, new research suggests.
The University is to be a key partner in a new national effort to boost British productivity, bringing together expertise to tackle questions of job creation, sustainability and wellbeing, as the UK looks to its post-pandemic future.
Speleothems in the Corchia Cave, Central Italy
A study from the Universities of Cambridge and Melbourne has found that the onset of past climate changes was synchronous over an area extending from the Arctic to the low latitudes.
Concordia research station in Antarctica
Researchers have found that pulse-like releases of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere are a pervasive feature of the carbon cycle and that they are closely connected to major changes in Atlantic Ocean circulation.
Since January this year, Daniela De Angelis and her team have been informing the UK Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their real-time model of transmission of the virus is helping to track and predict its course as information accumulates over time.
Pregnant woman
Mitochondrial therapy in complicated pregnancies lowers the chance of cardiovascular problems in the offspring.

Further update following the announcement from Ofqual on 17 August, and similar announcements by other examination boards and authorities

Man wearing a face mask
Genes that play an important role in allowing SARS-CoV-2 to invade heart cells become more active with age, according to research published today in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. 
Two teams of Cambridge engineers have been recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic with the President’s Special Award for Pandemic Service.

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