Our unprecedented ability to collect, store and analyse data is opening up new frontiers in science and the humanities.

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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Cards

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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