Connect: Health Tech, the University of Cambridge Enterprise Zone, has today launched a roadmap, ‘Creating a University Enterprise Zone for Cambridge across the life and physical sciences’, that examines the challenges faced in futureproofing and sustaining the growth of the life sciences cluster to maintain Cambridge as a global centre of excellence for health tech.
The ten organisations in Great Britain that carry out the highest number of animal procedures – those used in medical, veterinary and scientific research - have today released their annual statistics.
Summer schools piloted as Cambridge develops first widening participation strategy at postgraduate level15 July 2021
New programmes will offer students from other UK universities practical research experience as part of Cambridge’s commitment to diversifying representation among postgraduates
New research shows the gender gap in the teaching and study of economics is still dramatic and actually getting worse. Economists argue that this is not just a problem for the discipline, but for society as a whole.
Formula 1 is to fund an undergraduate student from an underrepresented background to study for an engineering degree at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship will be administered by the Cambridge Trust and will cover tuition fees and maintenance costs for the four year duration of the course.
The average body size of humans has fluctuated significantly over the last million years and is strongly linked to temperature. Colder, harsher climates drove the evolution of larger body sizes, while warmer climates led to smaller bodies. Brain size also changed dramatically but did not evolve in tandem with body size.
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified rare genetic variants – carried by one in 3,000 people – that have a larger impact on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes than any previously identified genetic effect.
A massive volcanic eruption in Indonesia about 74,000 years ago likely caused severe climate disruption in many areas of the globe, but early human populations were sheltered from the worst effects, suggests a new study published in the journal PNAS.