Astronomer Royal Lord Rees leads an international line-up of speakers when the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) launches its first series of Madingley Lectures next year.
Academia & Research
In-depth coverage of globally influential initiatives from academic and research institutes in Cambridge & the East of England.
Damage caused by multiple sclerosis could be reversed by activating stem cells that can repair injury in the central nervous system, a study has shown.
A new mentoring scheme designed to give postdoctoral and PhD researchers an insight in to work outside of academia has been launched by the Cambridge University Employer Forum for Researchers.
The John Innes Centre in Norwich has announced an exclusive commercial license agreement for technology that enhances the root systems of plants and has important implications for crop improvement.
Researchers have shown that the most common form of human malaria originated from infected gorillas.
Medication that increases levels of the brain chemical dopamine could open up new ways for helping some heavy users of cocaine and amphetamines kick the habit, researchers from Cambridge have found.
A few grass species provide the bulk of our food supply and new grass crops are being domesticated for sustainable energy and feedstock production.
With record numbers of top international businesses eyeing Cambridge as a European headquarters location or fertile territory for collaboration, the university’s Ignite Summer School in 2010 is likely to be in hot demand.
Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, chief executive of the Medical Research Council, has been nominated as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) in Cambridge say they have discovered a remarkable case of nature taking up the fight against climate change by taking advantage of the increasing glacial retreat at the Antarctic to create a new carbon dioxide store.
Crop researchers at Cambridge's National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) say they have produced a three-fold increase in the yields of a leading anti-malaria remedy that could eventually benefit malaria sufferers worldwide.
If you want sound advice, come to Cambridge University. The mantra certainly struck a chord with some of the world's top violin makers.
A study into the social networks of meerkats in the Kalahari Desert has provided an unexpected insight into the transmission of tuberculosis that could produce vital clues to its infection behaviour in other species including humans.
Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals said sapacitabine, its treatment for acute myeloid leukemia in elderly patients, has shown a 30 per cent survival rate in Phase II clinical trials, significantly outperforming rival therapies.
A total of £7 million is being offered by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) under two public-private collaborations scouring for crop related answers to major global concerns of diet and energy.
The University of Northampton says work is progressing well on an £11 million project designed to provide a technological boost for both students and businesses across the county.
- Discovery could result in liver cancer test
- Cambridge scientists identify new class of cancer gene
- New virtual radiotherapy training system puts Uni of Herts on top of world
- Infosys and university in alliance
- UK-China research centre to probe 4G wireless projects
- Cambridge University 800th Anniversary fundraising campaign defies credit crunch
- Sanger Institute discovers heart disease gene affecting 60 million people
- Colour breakthrough hope for partially sighted
- Neighbourly in Nebraska, nervous in NY
- Human brains pay price for being big according to Cambridge research
- Sanger scientist sheds light on origins of brain
- Cambridge team to investigate how much R & D goes unrecorded
- New research explores serotonin role in decision-making
- MRC in major stem cell discovery
- Cambridge scientists getting to grips with new superbug
- Key appointment made in Indo - Cambridge alliance
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