Explaining the Behaviour of Hot Springs on the Sea-Floor

24 February 2000
One of the long-standing mysteries of the sea-floor has been solved. In this week's Nature, scientists from the University of Cambridge set out a model which shows why hot springs occurring deep beneath the ocean can never reach temperatures of more than 400 degrees centigrade.
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MIT announces US Director and Cambridge moves discussion forward

02 February 2000

The creation of the Cambridge-MIT Institute took a major step forward today, when MIT announced the appointment of John Vander Sande as the US director, acting as the transatlantic equivalent of Dr David Livesey who is heading up the operation from Cambridge. In Cambridge UK, the academic community is preparing to discuss the details of the Institute.

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Proteins that Paralyse the Mind: progress in brain disease research

21 January 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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