Intercity 2 train at Warnemünde station in Rostock, one of the parts of eastern Germany look at in the report.

Services across England now lag far behind East Germany, as experts call for ‘universal basic infrastructure’ in UK

Per capita access to hospitals, mental health services, and further education facilities in German towns and cities – primarily in the former GDR – now outstrip equivalent areas in England, often several times over, according to research.
Magnetic monopoles in hematite

Diamonds and rust help unveil ‘impossible’ quasi-particles

Researchers have discovered magnetic monopoles – isolated magnetic charges – in a material closely related to rust, a result that could be used to power greener and faster computing technologies.
Alecia-Jane Twigger, one of the Future Leaders

Cambridge researchers recognised as Future Leaders by UKRI

Four researchers are among the UK’s “most promising research leaders” who will benefit from £101 million from UKRI to tackle major global issues and commercialise their innovations.
Babies wearing 'head cap' to measure electrical brain activity

Why reading nursery rhymes and singing to babies may help them to learn language

Researchers find that babies don’t begin to process phonetic information reliably until seven months old which they say is too late to form the foundation of language.
Pregnant woman holding her stomach

Newborn babies at risk from bacteria commonly carried by mothers

One in 200 newborns is admitted to a neonatal unit with sepsis caused by a bacteria commonly carried by their mothers – much greater than the previous estimate, say Cambridge researchers. The team has developed an ultra-sensitive test capable of better detecting the bacteria, as it is missed in the vast majority of cases.
Mature Adult Female with Disability

Early-stage stem cell therapy trial shows promise for treating progressive MS

An international team has shown that the injection of a type of stem cell into the brains of patients living with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) is safe, well tolerated and has a long-lasting effect that appears to protect the brain from further damage.
Scientist looking down microscope

Cambridge partners with AstraZeneca and Medical Research Council on new world-class functional genomics laboratory

The facility, based at the Milner Therapeutics Institute, will support the discovery of new medicines and diagnostics for chronic diseases by applying advanced biological and technological tools, including CRISPR gene editing.
Left to right: Professor Chiara Ciccarelli, Professor Jason Miller, Professor Rosana Collepardo-Guevara, and Dr Jenny Zhang

Four Cambridge researchers awarded consolidator grants from the European Research Council

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded grants worth a total of €627 million to 308 researchers across Europe, of whom four are at the University of Cambridge.
 A girl looking out of a window

New report highlights increase in number of children and young people with eating disorders

One in five children and young people have a probable mental health condition, according to The Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2023 report, published today. The report also reveals a significant rise in those being diagnosed with eating disorders, including a 10% increase among young men and women aged 17-19.
Graphic representing brain circuits

Our brains are not able to ‘rewire’ themselves, despite what most scientists believe, new study argues

Contrary to the commonly-held view, the brain does not have the ability to rewire itself to compensate for the loss of sight, an amputation or stroke, for example, say scientists from the University of Cambridge and Johns Hopkins University.


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