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Faust Shop promotion image showing a man in his living room in a car park
FAUST SHOP, a pop-up installation and performance in Cambridge asks visitors to think about their daily interactions with digital technology. And before they leave, it will ask them if they want to reclaim their digital soul.
3D illustration XY-chromosomes
Around one in 500 men could be carrying an extra X or Y chromosome – most of them unaware – putting them at increased risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis and thrombosis, say researchers at the universities of Cambridge and Exeter.
Senate House and the Old Schools
The University of Cambridge has moved up to second place in the QS World University Rankings, the highest rated institution in the UK.
Professor Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor
Professor Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, has expressed fears that a continued stand-off between the UK and EU will lead to a “brain drain”.

The Fellows of Trinity Hall have voted to appoint Mary Hockaday as Master. She will take up the role in October 2022.

Professor Eilís Ferran
Professor Eilís Ferran will be the new Provost of the Gates Cambridge Trust, the University of Cambridge's leading international postgraduate scholarship programme.
Elderly woman in the middle stages of Alzheimer
Social isolation is linked to lower brain volume in areas related to cognition and a higher risk of dementia, according to research published today in Neurology. The study found that social isolation was linked to a 26% increased risk of dementia, separately from risk factors like depression and loneliness.
The University of Cambridge has been instrumental in establishing a new group to promote opportunities Higher Education can offer to parents in the Fenland area of Cambridgeshire.  
A group of education specialists are urging researchers to challenge the “structures and regulations” which define academic scholarship, arguing that different approaches are needed in an age of climate change, COVID-19 and rising populism.
Researchers have analysed the properties of an organic polymer with potential applications in flexible electronics and uncovered variations in hardness at the nanoscale, the first time such a fine structure has been observed in this type of material.  

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