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Burial team in Guinea carry a victim of Ebola, 2015. UN Photo/Martine Perret

Half of Ebola outbreaks go undetected, study finds

14 Jun 2019

Half of Ebola outbreaks have gone undetected since the virus was discovered in 1976, scientists at the University of Cambridge estimate. The new findings come amid rising concern about Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and highlight the need for improved detection and rapid response to avoid future epidemics.

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Exposing a Nazi: The exhibition destroying a myth

World's oldest Korean Bibles at Cambridge University Library

Enemy at the gates: the battle to save our crops

Agta family relaxing in the late afternoon

Farmers have less leisure time than hunter-gatherers, study suggests

21 May 2019

Hunter-gatherers in the Philippines who convert to farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbours, a new study suggests, complicating the idea that agriculture represents progress. The research also shows that the adoption of agriculture impacts most on the lives of women.

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Regeneration-organizing cells outline the advancing edge of a regenerating tail of a tadpole.

Scientists find new type of cell that helps tadpoles’ tails regenerate

17 May 2019

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have uncovered a specialised population of skin cells that coordinate tail regeneration in frogs. These ‘Regeneration-Organizing Cells’ help to explain one of the great mysteries of nature and may offer clues about how this ability might be achieved in mammalian tissues.

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From the casebooks of the most notorious astrologer doctors in all England

Police workforce: almost one in five suffer with a form of PTSD

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