Powering up

24 Jan 2003

Only weeks after the Cambridge University spin-out company Biotica announced the completion of a $5M round of financing, another Cambridge spin-out has now been tipped to become a global leader in the field of power electronics, following a highly successful round of fundraising worth £3.9m.

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Any questions?

24 Jan 2003

On Friday 31 January the Cambridge Union will host BBC Radio 4's 'Any Questions?', with Jonathon Dimbleby in the Chair.

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Gene holds clue to cancer treatment

21 Jan 2003

An intriguing clue as to why some tumours respond less well than others to an important class of anti-cancer drugs has been uncovered by scientists at the University's MRC Cancer Cell Unit.

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Genome projects turn functional

17 Jan 2003

The progress of functional genomics took a major step forward this week with the publication of the the first ever analysis of the function of the majority of genes in an animal.

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Online originals

17 Jan 2003

This week will see the launch of an online palaeography course, which harnesses the power of electronic media to bring the glory of Cambridge manuscript collections to students learning how to read 16th and 17th century handwriting.

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Only connect

14 Jan 2003

Budding student entrepreneurs from Cambridge joined up with undergraduates from four other UK universities and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for an innovative course on the basics of entrepreneurship.

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Golden celebrations for DNA

13 Jan 2003

Celebration of what many regard as the greatest scientific achievement of the 20th century begins in Cambridge this week with the opening of a new exhibition at the Whipple Museum and the launch of the annual Darwin Lectures.

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Encouraging mature students

10 Jan 2003

The University has organised a forum to discuss how to encourage more mature learners in the region to consider higher education.

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Biotica raises $5 million in venture financing

07 Jan 2003

Biotica Technology, a University spin-out company, yesterday (Tuesday 7 January 2003) announced the completion of a $5 million round of financing. The proceeds from this round of financing will be used to advance Biotica's proprietary discovery pipeline and will also allow the company to strengthen its research effort and expand its management team.

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