Dr Mate Lengyel 'in search of lost memories'

In search of lost memories

01 Feb 2008

‘I raised to my lips a spoonful of the tea in which I had soaked a morsel of the cake. […] And suddenly the memory returns.’ À la Recherche du Temps Perdu, Marcel Proust.

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Examining the psychosocial effects of molecular genetic diagnosis

01 Sep 2007

What does it mean to be a member of a family that is affected by a genetic disease? What is it like for a woman at risk of being a carrier of a faulty gene? These are some of the questions that concern Helen Statham, Deputy Director of the Centre for Family Research (CFR) within the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.

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Finding the ‘genetic signposts’ of disease

01 Sep 2007

One of the biggest projects ever undertaken to identify genetic variants that predispose some people to certain diseases was begun in 2005, thanks to £9 million funding from the Wellcome Trust. The ground-breaking results of this study were published in June this year.

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Why are we so fat?

01 Apr 2007

For some people, the urge to eat is uncontrollable. Cambridge scientists have taken us a step closer to understanding the causes of obesity by studying a group of patients for whom overeating is an everyday event.

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Re-thinking the past, present and future

01 Feb 2007

Understanding our biological past is a tricky business. It's like trying to build a jigsaw puzzle when most of the pieces are missing. However, bioarchaeologists at the University of Cambridge are doing just that through the study of human-environment interactions within a historic and prehistoric framework, often with surprising results.

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