Tag Archives: University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge researchers designed AI system to detect pain levels in sheep in a bid to improve animal welfare

CAMBRIDGE, 01-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An artificial intelligence system designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge is able to detect pain levels in sheep, which could aid in early diagnosis and treatment of common, but painful, conditions in animals. … Read the full press release

Study: brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce

A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce. CAMBRIDGE, 24-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “Weight … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge: singularities could exist in highly curved three-dimensional space

Researchers have shown how singularities – which are normally only found at the centre of black holes and hidden from view – could exist in highly curved three-dimensional space. CAMBRIDGE, 24-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, have … Read the full press release

EU-UK relationship report: striking degree of consensus that full Single Market access should be retained

Researchers engaged with people across the East of England and found anxiety and resentment, as well as a broad consensus that the UK should remain in the single market.  CAMBRIDGE, 24-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new report on public attitudes to the … Read the full press release

Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo exhibition on display in Cambridge

Treasures from the world’s largest and most important collection of medieval Jewish manuscripts – chronicling 1,000 years of history in Old Cairo – have gone on display in Cambridge today for a six-month-long exhibition at Cambridge University Library. CAMBRIDGE, 27-Apr-2017 … Read the full press release

Elephants Demonstrate Awareness of their own Bodies

Asian elephants are able to recognise their bodies as obstacles to success in problem-solving, further strengthening evidence of their intelligence and self-awareness, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Self-awareness in both … Read the full press release

Lab-Grown Miniature Womb Lining Provides New Insights into Early Pregnancy and Menstrual Cycle

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture. These organoids, as they are known, could provide new insights into the early stages of pregnancy and conditions … Read the full press release

Access to Nature Needs to Be Included in Measures of Poverty and Well-Being

CAMBRIDGE, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Are our measures of poverty and well-being too narrow? Judith Schleicher and Bhaskar Vira from Cambridge’s Conservation Research Initiative think so. Writing for The Conversation, they argue that we should include access to nature in these … Read the full press release

Computer scientists, criminologists and legal academics join forces in Cambridge to combat cybercrime

As more and more crime moves online, computer scientists, criminologists and legal academics have joined forces in Cambridge to improve our understanding and responses to cybercrime, helping governments, businesses and ordinary users construct better defences. CAMBRIDGE, 21-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — We’ve … Read the full press release

New research: Acquisitions, buybacks and shareholder-driven manoeuvre threaten public access to breakthrough drugs

CAMBRIDGE, 28-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — An analysis of a new drug’s journey to market, published today in the BMJ, shines a light on financial practices that see some major pharmaceutical companies relying on a cycle of acquisitions, profits from high … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge / GSK: Human genetics can support the development of new therapies

An approach that could reduce the chances of drugs failing during the later stages of clinical trials has been demonstrated by a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).  CAMBRIDGE, 02-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The technique involves … Read the full press release

Gates Cambridge Scholar Alison Greggor led study: Urban birds are less afraid of litter than their country cousins

Urban birds are less afraid of litter than their country cousins, according to a new study, which suggests they may learn that litter in cities is not dangerous. The research could help birds to adapt to urban settings better, helping … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge Research: Princely education in India in the age of colonialism: the education of Maharaja Sayaji Rao III of Baroda, 1875-81

CAMBRIDGE, 02-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As they struggled to maintain their grip on India as the jewel in the colonial crown, the British attempted to mould the character of India’s princes. Research by Teresa Segura-Garcia into the remarkable story of Sayaji Rao … Read the full press release

Overweight people make unhealthier food choices than lean people when presented with real food – University of Cambridge research

CAMBRIDGE, 14-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Overweight people make unhealthier food choices than lean people when presented with real food, even though both make similar selections when presented with hypothetical choices, according to research led by the University of Cambridge and published … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge led study finds Geo-Social Networks may be able to predict when a neighbourhood will go through gentrification process

CAMBRIDGE, 14-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Data from location-based social networks may be able to predict when a neighbourhood will go through the process of gentrification, by identifying areas with high social diversity and high deprivation. The first network to look at … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge’s CISL report: No investor is immune from the risks posed by climate change, even in the short run

A new report by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) reveals that global investment portfolios could lose up to 45 per cent as a consequence of short-term shifts in climate change sentiment. CAMBRIDGE, 13-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge study: whether home is preferred place of death is of increasing debate

An NIHR-funded study from the University of Cambridge has raised questions about the widely-held assumption that most patients at the end of their lives prefer to die at home rather than a hospice or hospital. CAMBRIDGE, 13-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Thirty Year 10s from Bedfordshire test drive maths at University of Cambridge’s Centre for Mathematical Sciences

A group of intrepid fifteen-year-olds recently visited the University’s Centre for Mathematical Sciences as part of a high-octane HE getaway. CAMBRIDGE, 7-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Cambridge has nurtured some of the world’s most influential mathematicians – Sir Isaac Newton, James … Read the full press release

Cambridge’s partnership with Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL Research University) mark a year of collaborative projects

A year of collaborative projects involving Cambridge and a consortium of Paris-based universities proves the potential of international partnerships.  Cambridge, 15-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — When in May 2014 the Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, witnessed the signing of an agreement between … Read the full press release

Cambridge researchers warn that without technological innovation over the next decade healthcare costs in the UK could be significantly higher

New report urges government and designers to work together to break down the barriers to innovation in order to adapt to an ageing population.   Cambridge, 15-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A new report co-authored by Cambridge researchers warns that without technological … Read the full press release

Cambridge computer scientists set new gold standard for openness and reproducibility in research; increasing the reliability of research results

Cambridge computer scientists have established a new gold standard for open research, in order to make scientific results more robust and reliable. CAMBRIDGE, 4-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A group of Cambridge computer scientists have set a new gold standard for openness … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge, University of Sheffield and University College London researchers link genetic mutations to Parkinson’s disease

15-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers have discovered how genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease might play a key role in the death of brain cells, potentially paving the way for the development of more effective drug treatments. In the new study, … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca, University of Cambridge and Cancer Research UK partner on 3 pre-clinical and clinical oncology projects

16-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — AstraZeneca today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the University of Cambridge and Cancer Research UK for a two-year collaboration on three pre-clinical and clinical oncology projects. This agreement with world-leading medical research institutions … Read the full press release