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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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The women helping to change the story of ovarian cancer

24 Jan 2022

Every patient with cancer has a story to tell of their journey through diagnosis and treatment. We meet a group of women who are at the centre of...

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Raise the floor: education that works for everyone

24 Jan 2022

The evidence that convinced the international community that putting disadvantaged children first creates education systems that work for everyone.

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Change with purpose

21 Jan 2022

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations, Professor Andy Neely, on why universities need to work with business partners, the...

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The life-changing artificial pancreas

20 Jan 2022

An artificial pancreas developed by Cambridge researchers is helping protect very young children with type 1 diabetes at a vulnerable time of their...

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Not so 'swinging sixties' revealed by study of UK's first sexual health clinics

20 Jan 2022

Young people behaving responsibly in the 1960s helped to defeat fierce opposition to the UK’s first sexual health clinics, the Brook Advisory Centres...

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Samurai, Darwin, the Poet Laureate and some very Curious Cures

13 Jan 2022

A year of wonder in store at Cambridge University Library during 2022.

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The chemist who saved a restaurant and launched a vision for Africa

13 Jan 2022

David Izuogu’s ambition is to establish a research institute in his home country of Nigeria. But he isn’t waiting until he realises his goal to help...

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Earliest human remains in eastern Africa dated to more than 230,000 years ago

12 Jan 2022

The age of the oldest fossils in eastern Africa widely recognised as representing our species, Homo sapiens, has long been uncertain. Now, dating of...

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Powerful post-its foster smarter strategic decisions

12 Jan 2022

By adapting and enhancing roadmapping,a structured visual method for supporting strategy and innovation, the Institute for Manufacturing has helped...

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Invasive species ‘hitchhiking’ on ships threaten Antarctica’s ecosystems

10 Jan 2022

Marine life hitching a ride on ocean-crossing ships poses a threat to Antarctica’s pristine ecosystems, with the potential for invasive species to...

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Reinterpreting Newton and religion

21 Dec 2021

Rediscovered notebook adds new depth to our understanding of Isaac Newton's relationship with theology.

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Millipedes ‘as big as cars’ once roamed England

21 Dec 2021

The largest-ever fossil of a giant millipede – as big as a car – has been found on a beach in the north of England.

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