Proteins that Paralyse the Mind: progress in brain disease research

21 Jan 2000

Degenerative brain disease, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, cause anguish to millions by robbing them of essential functions such as memory and movement. Research by Dr Maria Grazia Spillantini and colleagues at the Centre for Brain Repair of the University of Cambridge is helping to pinpoint how some of these debilitating diseases occur.

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Millennium Celebrations

21 Dec 1999

The University has played a major part in making the arrival of the new Millennium in Cambridge a night to remember.

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Human Genetics Commission Announced

20 Dec 1999

Two Cambridge academics have been included in the government's list of appointments to the new Human Genetics Commission. Professor Martin Richards is Director of the University's Centre for Family Research and Professor Bruce Ponder is Head of the Department of Oncology.

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Law Faculty Open Day

20 Dec 1999

On Saturday 8 January there will be a rare opportunity to visit the University's Law Faculty Building and to speak with the architects responsible for its creation.

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Cancer Findings Offer New Hope

15 Dec 1999

Using antibodies to detect cancerous cells may be the way forward in the detection of cervical and other cancers. This is the ground-breaking finding of Dr Gareth Williams and colleagues at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research Campaign Institute.

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