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The Khone waterfall, Mekong River
The weathering of rocks at the Earth’s surface may remove less greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than previous estimates, says new research from the University of Cambridge.
The Khone waterfall, Mekong River
The weathering of rocks at the Earth’s surface may remove less greenhouse gas from the atmosphere than previous estimates indicated, says new research from the University of Cambridge.
Wine glass and bottle
COVID-19 and lockdown measures drove some individuals more than others to use alcohol to cope with stress, a new study has revealed. While overall alcohol consumption appeared to fall, a study published in BMJ Open found that more than one in three adults (36%) increased their consumption during the first lockdown.
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The project will use machine learning to sequence the world’s regulatory text and create an open-source repository of machine-readable regulatory information. 

Dorothy Byrne has been elected as the next President of Murray Edwards College. She will take up the role in September 2021.

Closeup of brain MRI scan result
A commonly-used treatment for chronic subdural haematoma – the build-up of ‘old’ blood in the space between the brain and the skull, usually as a result of minor head injury – could lead to a worse outcome than receiving no medication, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.
Inducing lysosome motion with light leads to a rapid and significant extension of ER network.
Researchers have identified the driving force behind a cellular process linked to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease.
Dr Raj Jena and Yvonne Rimmer look at scans
Doctors at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge aim to drastically cut cancer waiting times by using artificial intelligence (AI) to automate lengthy radiotherapy preparations.
Medical personnel putting on PPE
Researchers have developed a way to use a simple home aroma diffuser to test whether N95 and other types of sealing masks, such as KN95 and FFP2 masks, are properly fitted, a result which could be used to help protect healthcare workers and the public from contracting or transmitting COVID-19.
Woman sleeping
Apathy – a lack of interest or motivation – could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before symptoms start, offering a ‘window of opportunity’ to treat the disease at an early stage, according to new research from a team of scientists led by Professor James Rowe at the University of Cambridge.

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