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

Net closing on serial killer parasite

Tsetse-credit-Geoffrey M. AttardoCambridge genome scientists and international colleagues are closing in on new weapons to eradicate deadly diseases spread by the tsetse fly.

Company rewarded for plumbing the depths

Norcom-e-chartNorwich company, Norcom Technology has received £20k grant funding to create the equivalent of a Google Map of East Anglia’s seabed.

Solid silver as Cambridge EdTech business scales globally

Allen-Scott-ScientiaScientia, a Cambridge-based world leader in timetabling and resource management solutions for the Higher Education sector, has appointed Allen Scott as its chief operating officer to drive growth in the UK and globally.

Whooping cough jab revolution urged after Cambridge study

Julian-Parkhill-Genome Research LimitedVaccinating mothers in pregnancy as well as adults likely to be around newborn babies may be required to stem the rise of whooping cough, which kills almost 200,000 children worldwide every year.

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.

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