News

News

Claire stands in outdoor gear on a stepping stone at the source of Thames.
Claire King (Newnham 1990) is a specialist in transformation, helping organisations to reshape work processes and solve systemic problems through a human-centred approach.
A man playing a bonang

Pythagoras was wrong: there are no universal musical harmonies, study finds

The tone and tuning of musical instruments has the power to manipulate our appreciation of harmony, new research shows. The findings challenge centuries of Western music theory and encourage greater experimentation with instruments from different cultures.
Robot arm handling test tubes

Opinion: the future of science is automation

Professor Ross King from Cambridge's Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, who originated the idea of a 'Robot Scientist', discusses why he believes that AI-powered scientists could surpass the best human scientists by the middle of the century, but only if AI for science is developed responsibly and ethically. 
Capsule and sponge

NHS trial of sponge-on-a-string test replaces need for endoscopy for thousands of patients

A new test to help diagnose a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer – developed by Cambridge researchers and trialled by the NHS – has reduced the need for invasive endoscopy in thousands of low-risk patients.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Prentice

Vice-Chancellor visits North West to encourage more Cambridge applications

Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Prentice is this week visiting the North West of England ­– including Manchester and Liverpool – as part of the University’s work to encourage more applications from the region.
Doctor examining a patient

Having a ‘regular doctor’ can significantly reduce GP workload, study finds

If all GP practices moved to a model where patients saw the same doctor at each visit, it could significantly reduce doctor workload while improving patient health, a study suggests. 
Seaweeds showing structural colour

Shimmering seaweeds and algae antennae: sustainable energy solutions under the sea

How could tiny antennae attached to tiny algae speed up the transition away from fossil fuels? This is one of the questions being studied by Cambridge researchers as they search for new ways to decarbonise our energy supply, and improve the sustainability of harmful materials such as paints and dyes.
Woman sitting on sofa in the dark, placing a hand to her forehead.

Long COVID linked to persistently high levels of inflammatory protein: a potential biomarker and target for treatments

SARS-CoV-2 triggers the production of the antiviral protein IFN-γ, which is associated with fatigue, muscle ache and depression. New research shows that in Long COVID patients, IFN-y production persists until symptoms improve, highlighting a potential biomarker and a target for therapies. 

Vice-Chancellor visits Cambridge University Boat Club training

With The Boat Race 2024 just weeks away, the Vice-Chancellor has been to meet Cambridge University Boat Club students and staff at their Ely training centre.
Aerial view of crowd connected by lines

New Cambridge-developed resources bring infectious diseases into the maths classroom

Cambridge mathematicians have developed a set of resources for students and teachers that will help them understand how maths can help tackle infectious diseases.

Pages

Subscribe to