A Cambridge graduate is at the heart of the battle to save the fragile ecology of the Galapagos Islands from the oil spill which threatens its future. Dr Robert Bensted-Smith is Director of the Charles Darwin Research Station(CDRS) on the Galapagos Islands. CDRS is the operative branch of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands, an international, non-governmental, scientific, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the Galapagos Islands since 1959.
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.