New RNAi resource

27 May 2003

Scientists working on functional genomics will now be able to benefit from ground-breaking work by Dr Julie Ahringer and her group at the University’s Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Institute of Cancer and Developmental Biology. The University has signed an agreement with MRC geneservice to release a new, revolutionary tool based on the team’s work that will assist in drug discovery and basic research.

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The big flood - risks and remedies

23 May 2003

Fifty years ago, on the night of 31 January to 1 February 1953, a storm surge in the southern North Sea resulted in catastrophic flooding on the coasts of England and the Netherlands, claiming over 2,000 lives. Today (23 May 2003) a Cambridge-organised international conference will review the flood risks which we now face and how we can best deal with them.

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Annual Disability Lecture launched

21 May 2003

The University's first annual lecture on disability issues was delivered this week by Professor Usha Goswami, one of the country's leading cognitive developmental psychologists, who spoke on a cross-language approach to developmental dyslexia.

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Founding father leaves bequest

16 May 2003

Last night (15 May 2003) Professor Andrew von Hirsch delivered the first annual Nigel Walker Lecture with a discussion of the criminalisation of ‘anti-social’ behaviour. The Lecture is funded by a bequest from the late Sir Leon Radzinowicz. The bequest will significantly enhance the work of the Institute of Criminology, funding a student prize and visiting fellowship as well as the lecture series.

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CMI host stem cell conference

16 May 2003

Researchers aiming to overcome the acute shortage of bone marrow by finding ways of ‘growing’ it in artificial conditions will be discussing their work at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research next week.

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Gene linked to diabetes risk

13 May 2003

A team of researchers, led by the University’s Professor John Todd, are a step closer to developing therapies and preventative treatments for Type 1 juvenile diabetes.

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Paul Boateng back at University

12 May 2003

The University of Cambridge and Wates, one of the UK's largest, privately-owned construction companies, welcomed Paul Boateng, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to a 'boxing out' ceremony today (12 May). The ceremony, to complete the frames of the buildings, marked the completion of phase one of the developments that will accommodate the Faculty of English and Institute of Criminology on the Sidgwick site, the University’s main Arts and Humanities campus.

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Learning for life

09 May 2003

Would you like to learn more about the history of Cambridge, or perhaps unleash a hidden talent for art or creative writing? Throughout national Adult Learner's Week (10 - 16 May), the University is keen to raise awareness of the wide range of opportunities available - from full-time undergraduate courses to over 600 part-time courses at the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE).

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Cambridge tops FT league table

06 May 2003

For the sixth year running, the University of Cambridge has topped the Financial Times annual UK universities league table, which was published on Saturday (2 May 2003).

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Classical classics

06 May 2003

This Sunday (11 May 2003) the Faculty of Classics will be holding a concert to celebrate the success of the Cambridge Classics Faculty Appeal.

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