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.
n01se, a major set of related exhibitions, is now open at Cambridge.
The University's National Science Week team unveils its programme of events to the public on world wide web today.
Today the second in a series of articles by Judith Judd appears in The Independent, exploring the realities of the admissions process at Cambridge.
Several past and present members of the University were recognised in the New Years Honours list.
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.