Tag Archives: University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge: Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health

Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, according to a report in today’s edition of The BMJ, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The researchers have also challenged the omission … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge and Dartmouth College research to use infrared light tags to monitor face-to-face interactions to increase the effectiveness of communications coaching

CAMBRIDGE, 04-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A joint research team from the University of Cambridge and Dartmouth College has developed a system for using infrared light tags to monitor face-to-face interactions. The technique could lead to a more precise understanding of … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge and Nanjing Municipal Government to establish joint research centre

The new joint centre will support innovative research into smart cities and fully integrated urban environments. CAMBRIDGE, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Stephen Toope, the University of Cambridge’s Vice-Chancellor, today signed an agreement to formalise a strategic partnership with the Nanjing … Read the full press release

UK’s top cybersecurity universities battled at the Inter-ACE 2018 cybersecurity challenge in the University of Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — More than 130 students representing 18 of the UK’s top cybersecurity universities battled it out at the Inter-ACE 2018 cybersecurity challenge, hosted by the University of Cambridge. The competition, supported by GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre, and designed to attract … Read the full press release

Rare mineral discovered on alpine plants at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

A rare mineral with potential industrial and medical applications has been discovered on alpine plants at Cambridge University Botanic Garden. CAMBRIDGE, 07-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University have found that the mineral vaterite, a form (polymorph) … Read the full press release

UK and Denmark researchers unveil new method to predict the physical stability of drug candidates

CAMBRIDGE, 07-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the UK and Denmark have developed a new method to predict the physical stability of drug candidates, which could help with the development of new and more effective medicines for patients. The technology has … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge: new technique for mapping the wiring of the brain could take us closer to being able to get an idea of intelligence from brain scans

A new and relatively simple technique for mapping the wiring of the brain has shown a correlation between how well connected an individual’s brain regions are and their intelligence, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE, 03-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Professor Stephen Toope to succeed Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, 05-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Stephen Toope became the 346th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, succeeding Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz He was formally admitted to the office of Vice-Chancellor at a ceremony held this morning in the University’s Senate … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge launches #vlogbridge competition to find its best student vlogger

CAMBRIDGE, 05-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cambridge is on the hunt for its best student vlogger with £200 of video kit and expert mentoring up for grabs. Today the University of Cambridge launches #vlogbridge, a competition to find the best 60 second film made … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge: Dr Elena Giusti book examines the role Virgil’s poem Aeneid played in shaping the narrative of Emperor Augustus’ regime

A political leader who seeks to make his nation “great again” and a time when ‘post-truth’ rhetoric appears to support political ambitions. Not Trump’s America, but Rome 2,000 years ago. CAMBRIDGE, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The elusive, glorious past has … Read the full press release

Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Programme established at the University of Cambridge

Much of the world-changing research at the University of Cambridge is underpinned by postdocs – qualified researchers with fixed term contracts. CAMBRIDGE, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With more postdoctoral researchers than most other institutions, Cambridge sees postdocs as key to its … Read the full press release

Cambridge historian Tom Hamilton has written the first book devoted to the life of Pierre de L’Estoile

CAMBRIDGE, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The journals and scrapbooks of Pierre de L’Estoile have for generations provided a vivid picture of France in a time of religious upheaval. Now Cambridge historian Tom Hamilton has written the first book devoted to the … Read the full press release

The eruption of the Katla volcano in Iceland dated between late 822 CE and early 823 CE

CAMBRIDGE, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An international group of researchers has dated a large volcanic eruption in Iceland to within a few months. The eruption, which is the oldest volcanic eruption to be precisely dated at high northern latitudes, occurred shortly … Read the full press release

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