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Journeys of discovery: rapid genome sequencing

18 May 2021

David Klenerman and Shankar Balasubramanian talk about their discovery of a revolutionary DNA sequencing technology – and the global impact that continues to surprise them.

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Canterbury suburbs were home to some of Britain’s earliest humans

22 Jun 2022

Archaeological discoveries made on the outskirts of Canterbury, England, confirm the presence of early humans in southern Britain between 560,000 and...

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Cambridge University Herbarium gains national significance accolade

31 May 2022

The Herbarium has been officially awarded Designated status by the Arts Council England

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Making the digital world a safer place

25 May 2022

New technology developed by Cambridge researchers and Arm to make our computers more secure is being put through its paces by tech companies in the...

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150-year-old specimens that proved some mammals lay eggs

12 May 2022

The specimens, collected in the late 1800s by the scientist William Caldwell, were found in the stores of Cambridge’s University Museum of Zoology.

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Our world-leading research: REF 2021

12 May 2022

Cambridge’s global reputation is recognised by the Research Excellence Framework, with 93% of our overall submissions rated as world-leading or...

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BioBullets protect UK water industry

05 May 2022

How do you deal with a harmful invasive species wreaking havoc on the UK’s water pipes? You take advantage of them being fussy eaters and send them a...

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Six new species of tiny frog discovered in Mexico

27 Apr 2022

The size of a thumbnail, they don't have a tadpole stage and live in a 'secret world' on the forest floor

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Anglo-Saxon kings were mostly veggie but peasants treated them to huge BBQs

21 Apr 2022

Very few people in England ate large amounts of meat before the Vikings settled, and there is no evidence that elites ate more meat than other people...

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Gates Cambridge: Class of 2022

21 Apr 2022

Meet some of this year’s 79 new scholars from 30 countries – including Sanjiv Ranchod from South Africa who will be starting a PhD in Computer...

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Economic sanctions in Russia risk breaking international law if they lead to global food shortages

08 Apr 2022

Cristiane Derani argues that the war, and sanctions imposed, will spread a wave of food insecurity throughout the world.

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Deep learning and disease detection

07 Apr 2022

Marcel Gehrung, co-founder and CEO of rapidly growing Cambridge biotech company, Cyted, on revolutionising disease diagnostics and the challenges of...

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Protection of refugee animals is vital to support livelihoods and health

31 Mar 2022

The lifting of veterinary regulations to allow animals to be moved to safety during Ukraine's humanitarian crisis is unprecedented. Dorien Braam...

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