From alchemy to biochips

05 December 2002
The University of Cambridge is celebrating the tercentenary of its first chair of chemistry. A two-day celebration, starting today (Friday 6 December 2002) will present a feast of Cambridge chemistry, past, present and future.
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Professor Alison Richard nominated as Vice-Chancellor

03 December 2002
Today (Wednesday 4 December 2002) Professor Alison Richard was nominated by the University's Council as Vice-Chancellor for the next period of office. Subject to the approval of Regent House, the University's governing body, Professor Richard will take over from Professor Sir Alec Broers on 1 October 2003.
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Golden Brain Award 2002

02 December 2002

Neurophysiologist Wolfram Schultz from the University of Cambridge has been awarded the 18th annual Golden Brain Award for his work describing how neurons in the brain process information about physical and psychological rewards.

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At the heart of the matter

25 November 2002

Scientists from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College, London have developed a simple new blood test which can help predict if you are likely to have a heart attack.

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The fight against cancer

22 November 2002
Cambridge scientists believe they have uncovered one of the cancer-causing secrets of the breast cancer gene BRCA2.
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National prize for Darwin letters

19 November 2002
The University has won a Queen's Anniversary Prize for the Darwin Correspondence Project, which is transcribing, editing and publishing more than 14,500 letters written and received by Charles Darwin throughout his life.
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Positive Action Fair

15 November 2002
The exhibitor list is now complete for the Positive Action Fair, to be held tomorrow (19 November 2002) at the University Centre, from 9am to 6pm. The Fair will showcase the many organisations working towards equality for all under-represented groups within the University, including women, ethnic minorities and disabled people.
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New statement on top-up fees

14 November 2002
The Cambridge University Council discussed possible national changes to university fee arrangements at its meeting on Monday 11 November 2002. The Council considered a paper by Paul Lewis, President of Cambridge University Students Union (CUSU), who is an elected student member of the Council.
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Genetics Knowledge Park launched

08 November 2002
The use of genetics in modern health services is set to change with the launch of the Cambridge Genetics Knowledge Park (CGKP), a partnership between the University of Cambridge and Addenbrookes Hospital.
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Rise and shine

06 November 2002

Medication introduced to help people stay awake, has wider implications than was first thought. Modafinil appears to improve certain mental abilities, or cognitive functioning, without the side effects commonly experienced with mental stimulants, like amphetamine.

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