Hormone regulates fondness for food

10 Aug 2007

Scientists have discovered that leptin, one of the key hormones responsible for reducing hunger and increasing the feeling of fullness, also controls our fondness for food. The report is published in today's edition of Science Express.

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The singing professor

01 Aug 2007

University of Cambridge Professor Ron Laskey will be singing more of his "Songs for Cynical Scientists" at an evening of science comedy and cabaret tonight, August 2 at 8pm.

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Young archaeologists dig up a mystery

04 Jul 2007

Watch how a group of teenagers taking part in a Cambridge University archaeological dig unexpectedly unearthed the mysterious remains of a woman who could be more than 1,000 years old.

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Latest innovations by tech students on show

08 Jun 2007

A pocket Braille reading tool and a system that holds up speeding motorists are among the latest designs being unveiled by Cambridge University students hoping to break into the technology market.

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Type 1 diabetes and Crohn's disease genes identified

07 Jun 2007

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.

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