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The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field
The University of Cambridge is creating a new research initiative, bringing together physicists, chemists, biologists, mathematicians and earth scientists to answer fundamental questions on the origin and nature of life in the Universe.
Spring flowers at Trinity College, Cambridge
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen J Toope, writes about the return of students and continued disruption to our teaching, learning and research.
Assistant Professor Mikkel Winther Pedersen with team members sampling the different cultural layers in the cave.
Scientists have reconstructed ancient DNA from soil for the first time, in an advance that will significantly enhance the study of animal, plant and microorganism evolution.
The Centre, at the University’s Anne McLaren Building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, has reached a new milestone following a unique collaboration
Cytosponge
Artificial intelligence ‘deep learning’ techniques can be used to triage suspected cases of Barrett oesophagus, a precursor to oesophageal cancer, potentially leading to faster and earlier diagnoses, say researchers at the University of Cambridge.
Grey-scale image of a woman
A unique residential study has concluded that, contrary to perceived wisdom, people with eating disorders do not lose self-control – leading to binge-eating – in response to stress. The findings of the Cambridge-led research are published today in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Illustration of graphene structure
Researchers have used a technique similar to MRI to follow the movement of individual atoms in real time as they cluster together to form two-dimensional materials, which are a single atomic layer thick.
River mussel
Moving endangered species to new locations is often used as part of species conservation strategies, and can help to restore degraded ecosystems. But scientists say there is a high risk that these relocations are accidentally spreading diseases and parasites.
DNA
CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing can lead to unintended mutations at the targeted section of DNA in early human embryos, researchers have revealed. This highlights the need for further research into the effects of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, especially when used to edit human DNA in laboratory research.

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced today (9 April 2021). Prince Philip was Chancellor of the University of Cambridge for 35 years, from December 1976 to June 2011.

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