Computer Lab wins national award

12 Jun 2002

The William Gates Computer Laboratory, situated on the University's West Cambridge development, has won the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) prize for high architectural standards and for making a contribution to the local environment. It was designed by London architects RMJM.

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The big screen

07 Jun 2002

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have launched a major study to assess the benefits of screening for Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes, and is on the increase, due largely to the rise in obesity and sedentary lifestyles.

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Queen's Golden Jubilee - 50 years of scientific breakthroughs

31 May 2002

During the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the world has been transformed by new discoveries in science, technology and medicine. The power of science to improve our lives is exemplified today by the news that scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new test for bowel cancer. This could be used for a national screening programme to tackle what is the second most common cancer in the UK.

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Care in the community

29 May 2002

Cambridge GP Dr Stephen Barclay has joined the University of Cambridge to carry out a three-year study of palliative care in the community for people with cancer. His research is funded by Macmillan Cancer Relief and he is based at the General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit.

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Towards a more secure future

21 May 2002

The Centre of International Studies yesterday (21 May 2002) launched the Programme for Security in International Society. This new initiative will undertake a fundamental re-examination of the nature of instability and insecurity facing the global community, in the wake of the recent tragic world-wide events.

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Tough on the causes of crime?

20 May 2002

A new international research programme launched today (Monday 20 May 2002) at the University of Cambridge will carry out groundbreaking research into how people’s social contexts lead them into, and out of, criminal careers.

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Gender and the developing world

17 May 2002

The Gender Studies Working Group is now half-way through its latest annual lecture series. This year the lectures explore gender issues in the developing world.

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