Intensive farming may actually reduce risk of pandemics, experts argue

Scientists evaluate the evidence that intensive livestock farming is causing pandemics, and find that intensive farming could actually reduce the risk of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 24, 2022 ~4 min

Developmental dyslexia essential to human adaptive success, study argues.

Researchers say people with Developmental Dyslexia have specific strengths relating to exploring the unknown that have contributed to the successful adaptation

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 24, 2022 ~5 min


No ‘safest spot’ to minimise risk of COVID-19 transmission on trains

Researchers have demonstrated how airborne diseases such as COVID-19 spread along the length of a train carriage and found that there is no ‘safest spot’ for

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 22, 2022 ~5 min

Maternal microbiome promotes healthy development of the baby

Researchers studying mice have found the first evidence of how a mother’s gut microbes can help in the development of the placenta, and the healthy growth of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 21, 2022 ~6 min

“Reductive” models of wellbeing education risk failing children unless improved, researchers warn

An improved vision for wellbeing education should replace the over-simplistic approaches currently employed in many schools, such as happiness lessons, which

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 21, 2022 ~8 min

KPMG and the University of Cambridge unveil new partnership to reimagine the world of work, starting with mental wellbeing

New five-year partnership on the ‘Future of Work’ will examine the big issues affecting the modern workforce and offer practical, research backed solutions to

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 20, 2022 ~5 min

Gene discovery indicates motor neurone diseases caused by abnormal lipid processing in cells

A new genetic discovery adds weight to a theory that motor neurone degenerative diseases are caused by abnormal lipid (fat) processing pathways inside brain

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 20, 2022 ~6 min

Heart surgery delays will cost lives, warns research

Pandemic has delayed lifesaving treatment for thousands of people with severe aortic stenosis. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 17, 2022 ~5 min


Molecular 3D-maps unlock new ways of studying human reproduction

Scientists have identified the biochemical signals that control the emergence of the body pattern in the primate embryo. This will guide work to understand

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 16, 2022 ~4 min

New approach topples major barrier to commercialisation of organic flow batteries

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Harvard University have developed a method to dramatically extend the lifetime of organic aqueous flow

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 16, 2022 ~5 min

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