The University of Cambridge's new boathouse

New home for Cambridge rowing opens

04 Dec 2016

The new Cambridge University Boathouse was officially opened this weekend - giving the three University boat clubs a new home, the first time that the clubs have all been under the same roof.

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Five Cambridge students named Schwarzman Scholars

02 Dec 2016

Five Cambridge students are among this year’s Schwarzman Scholars, a highly selective programme which supports students from around the world to complete a one-year Master’s degree programme at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s top universities. 

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How single-celled organisms navigate to oxygen

01 Dec 2016

A team of researchers has discovered that tiny clusters of single-celled organisms that inhabit the world’s oceans and lakes, are capable of navigating their way to oxygen.  Writing in e-Life scientists at the University of Cambridge describe how choanaflagellates, the closest relatives of animals, form small colonies that can sense a large range of concentrations of oxygen in the water. The research offers clues as to how these organisms evolved into multi-cellular ones.

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Enhanced CRISPR lets scientists explore all steps of health and disease in every cell type

29 Nov 2016

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge have created sOPTiKO, a more efficient and enhanced inducible CRISPR genome editing platform. Today, in the journal Development, they describe how the freely available single-step system works in every cell in the body and at every stage of development. This new approach will aid researchers in developmental biology, tissue regeneration and cancer.

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Inspiring images invite you into the world of engineering

28 Nov 2016

It could be a crystal ball from a mythical age showing the swirling mists of time, but James Macleod’s image, which has won this year’s Department of Engineering Photography Competition, actually shows graphene being processed in alcohol to produce conductive ink.

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