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Hearts' empath

High-risk hearts: a South Asian epidemic

30 Jun 2011

Why is heart disease increasing at a greater rate in South Asia than in any other region globally? Large-scale population studies in Pakistan and...

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Paranoid Android? Get connected to a new study…

17 Jun 2011

More than 1,000 people around the world have signed up to take part in the biggest ever public study of Android phone usage.

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A screengrab of Barack Obama's typical Facebook fan from LikeAudience.

With friends like these…

22 Apr 2011

Cambridge researchers have created a website that combines the Facebook profiles of fans of companies and public figures with personality testing to...

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Mobile phone

FluPhone: disease tracking by app

21 Apr 2011

A mobile phone app developed by Cambridge researchers that tracks how people behave during an epidemic could be used to limit disease spread.

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Wheat stem rust

Defending crops with maths

18 Mar 2011

A mathematical toolkit could dramatically reduce crop losses from pests and pathogens, helping to safeguard future food security.

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Cancer: what's on the cards?

04 Jan 2010

Scientists at Strangeways Research Laboratory are leading the search for the ‘genetic cards’ that determine an individual’s risk of cancer.

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Data mining

Data mining the complex cancer landscape

04 Jan 2010

Computational biology is helping scientists to navigate through the data deluge generated from the analysis of cancer genomes.

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Bio Lab

Sharing critical results in the biomedical sciences

10 Sep 2009

Sharing the fruits of research in the biomedical sciences is critical for the advancement of knowledge, yet with the advent of large-scale data...

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Dr Mate Lengyel 'in search of lost memories'

In search of lost memories

01 Feb 2008

‘I raised to my lips a spoonful of the tea in which I had soaked a morsel of the cake. […] And suddenly the memory returns.’ À la Recherche du Temps...

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