the two winners
Two out of the four Global Winners of the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards 2023 are Cambridge alumnae. Meet Trang Nguyen (Darwin 2013) Global Winner in Science and Sustainability, and Yijing Wang (Queens' 2019), Global Winner in Business and Innovation.
Degraded coral reef 'rubblefield' in Indonesia.

Lack of evidence hampers progress on corporate-led ecosystem restoration

A near total lack of transparency is making it impossible to assess the quality of corporate-led ecosystem restoration projects, a new study finds.
A man holds a sign that says 'Act now or swim later'

Where's the trust? US climate deniers have no faith in universities

US voters who don’t trust universities are also more likely to believe that human activity doesn’t cause climate change, a new collaborative study from researchers at the University of Cambridge and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) revealed in PLOS Climate.
test tubes

Apollo Therapeutics secures $226.5 million to translate fundamental research into medicines

Apollo Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company originally set up by three UK universities (Cambridge, Imperial College London and University College London) and three pharmaceutical companies (AstraZeneca, GSK and Johnson & Johnson Innovation), has secured $226.5 million venture capital financing.
Anglesey beach

Community Open Map Platform project supporting green transition secures major funding

A team led by Professor Flora Samuel from Cambridge’s Department of Architecture has been awarded one of four new £4.625 million Green Transition Ecosystem grants by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to create a Community Open Map Platform (COMP) for Future Generations to chart the green transition on the Isle of Anglesey/Ynys Môn.
Lord Martin Rees

Cambridge astronomer tops list of Royal Society Medal and Award winners

Renowned Cambridge astrophysicist and cosmologist Professor Lord Martin Rees has been named this year’s recipient of the world’s oldest and most prestigious scientific award.
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Scientists develop test to identify people at risk of developing acute myeloid leukaemia and related cancers

The new ‘MN-predict’ platform will allow doctors and scientists to identify those at risk and to design new treatments to prevent them from developing these potentially lethal cancers.
Professor Patrick Chinnery

Leading Cambridge neuroscientist appointed as Executive Chair of Medical Research Council

Professor Patrick Chinnery, Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge, has been appointed as the new Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council (MRC).
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International collaboration identifies new breast cancer susceptibility genes

A large-scale international collaboration has identified new genes associated with breast cancer that could eventually be included in tests to identify women at increased risk of the disease.
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Largest genetic study of brain structure identifies how the brain is organised

The largest ever study of the genetics of the brain – encompassing some 36,000 brain scans – has identified more than 4,000 genetic variants linked to brain structure. The results of the study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, are published in Nature Genetics.


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