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In-depth coverage of globally influential initiatives from academic and research institutes in Cambridge & the East of England.

UK soils database makes Internet debut

Dr-Steve-HallettVital information on soil – which influences a range of UK industries – is going online in a new, one-hit resource.

Dobson’s choice for Heineken Prize

Professor-Chris-DobsonThe University of Cambridge’s Professor Christopher Dobson has been awarded the 2014 Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics – recognising his achievements in helping to identify the root causes of disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

New tool for surgeons could save NHS millions

Dr-Rajshree-MootanahAnglia Ruskin University scientists have developed a tool for surgeons to reduce knee replacement operations, which could potentially save the NHS millions of pounds a year.

Funding for ARU technology fight against ageing

ARU-Lord-Ashcroft-buildingAnglia Ruskin University researchers in Cambridge UK has been granted €463,000 to lead Biz4Age, an 18-month European project focusing on innovation for healthy ageing.

New capsule could provide remedy for iron deficiency

Sebastien-FarnaudA capsule that could provide a side-effect-free remedy for iron deficiency has been developed by a scientific team featuring University of Bedfordshire iron expert Dr Sebastien Farnaud.

Sanger evidence on cancer genes

Dr-Serena-Nik-ZainalWellcome Trust Sanger Institute researchers have found a major piece of genetic evidence that confirms the role of a group of virus-fighting genes in cancer development.

How plants become zombies

Zombie-plantsForget popular video game Plants Vs. Zombies, some plants are zombies and scientists have uncovered how bacterial parasites turn them into the living dead.

Gates Cambridge intake spans the planet

Gates-scholars-2014Social entrepreneurs and gifted students mark possibly the most eclectic group ever to be chosen as Gates Cambridge Scholars.

From Mexican wave to retinal wave – more than a no brainer

Dr-Stephen-EglenUniversity of Cambridge researchers are urging more collaboration among neuroscientists to advance knowledge about how our brains work and nervous systems develop.

‘Crowd’ of ME sufferers raises £100k for key research

Daniel Vipond and Professor Simon CardingPatients living with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) have raised £100k for new research into the misunderstood condition to take place at the University of East Anglia and The Institute of Food Research.

Raspberry Pi launches £1m education fund

Eben-UptonRaspberry Pi, the Cambridge UK enterprise pioneering an Acorn-inspired micro computer, has launched a £1 million education fund to inspire still more next generation coders.

New Cambridge entrepreneurs a golden generation

Cam-Uni-PDGE-graduationCambridge University in the UK has sent a new clutch of technology and industry entrepreneurs into the world.

Cambridge breakthrough in skin cancer risk

David-Adams-SangerCambridge UK medical technology researchers have discovered that mutations in a specific gene are responsible for a hereditary form of melanoma.

Cambridge research tests viability of new music app

Piano-OmbreAnglia Ruskin University researchers in the Cambridge UK technology cluster have been chosen to validate the world’s first chart-eligible music album app. The new app model could change how we buy music in the future.

Team Douby wins University of Cambridge Student Robot Competition

The University of Cambridge Student Robot Competition was hosted by MathWorksCambridge students pitched with passion into a robot challenge designed to boost interest in computer programming to benefit the UK economy.

Researchers take the World cup heat off England

FIFA has awarded a grant to the University of Bedfordshire’s Dr Lee TaylorFIFA is paying East of England academics to probe the likely effects of heat and altitude on soccer stars playing in the next two World Cups in Brazil and Qatar.

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