Several high-achieving minority ethnic students from state schools in Birmingham are keen to apply to Cambridge following a visit to Newnham College earlier this week.
A major collaboration of UK scientists has provided an insight into the genetics underlying a number of diseases including Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, and type 1 diabetes. The Crohn's and type 1 research, led by Cambridge University scientists, has identified for the first time a gene linking these two autoimmune diseases.
Computers already make an enormous impact on our quality of life by reducing the cost of developing new products and enhancing their safety. According to Moore’s Law, the performance of computers doubles every 18 months. Despite this, many scientific problems are still too complicated to be solved on standard computers and new approaches are needed.