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Calcium may play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease

Calcium may play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease

16 February 2018

Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. The international team, led by the University of Cambridge, found that calcium can mediate the interaction between small membranous structures inside nerve endings...

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Newton Prize 2017 for Malaysia awarded to University of Cambridge and University of Malaya

Newton Prize 2017 for Malaysia awarded to University of Cambridge and University of Malaya

29 January 2018

The Newton Fund was established in 2014 with the aim of promoting the economic development and social welfare of the 18 partner countries by using science and innovation. It is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) under Section 1 of the International Development Act 2002. Each year, from 2017 to 2021, a...

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New MPhil programme in Biotechnology

New MPhil programme in Biotechnology

8 September 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new addition to our portfolio of postgraduate degrees

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Tech startup Simprints wins $2M innovation prize to prevent maternal and child deaths

Tech startup Simprints wins $2M innovation prize to prevent maternal and child deaths

5 September 2017

Tech startup Simprints has won a $2M innovation prize to prevent maternal and child deaths in the hardest-to-reach regions of the world. The award comes from Saving Lives at Birth, a 'Grand Challenge for Development' funded by the Gates Foundation, USAID, UKaid, and the Canadian, Korean, and Norwegian governments...

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Updates on a novel approach to fighting schistosomiasis transmission

Updates on a novel approach to fighting schistosomiasis transmission

29 June 2017

Theresa Maier, WD Armstrong Scholar and CEB PhD Candidate

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CBE Investiture for Prof Lisa Hall

CBE Investiture for Prof Lisa Hall

14 December 2015

Professor Elizabeth (Lisa) Hall was appointed CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list announced on 13 June 2015 and her investiture took place at Windsor Castle on 8 December 2015. The Duke of Cambridge, on behalf of The Queen, presided at the ceremony. Lisa is...

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Biobeat - 50 inspirational women

Biobeat - 50 inspirational women

24 November 2015

The 2015 'Biobeat' report identifies 50 inspirational women in bio-business in the UK who are challenging the status quo to bring better health to people around the world. The report includes women in companies, research, hospitals, finance and advisory roles who are acknowledged for 're-setting our imaginations' for what...

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Sabine Bahn to take on senior role within the NIHR mentorship scheme.

Sabine Bahn to take on senior role within the NIHR mentorship scheme.

22 October 2015

National Institute of Health Research

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Desktop Genetics Ltd Raises £1.37 Million GBP ($2.15M USD) Funding

23 September 2015

Desktop Genetics Ltd (DTG), a UK bioinformatics company founded by students whilst they were studying on the MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise (MBE) programme and that aims to revolutionize the way genetic researchers work, announced today that it has secured an investment of £1.37M GBP ($2.15M USD) from a syndicate of VCs...

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 Paul Allen Foundation Grant for Prof Lisa Hall

Paul Allen Foundation Grant for Prof Lisa Hall

12 August 2015

Alzheimer's research

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Latest news

Dr Ioanna Mela awarded funding from the National Biofilm Innovation Centre

4 June 2020

Dr Ioanna Mela, a Postdoctoral Research Associate working in the Laser Analytics Group with Prof Clemens Kaminski, has been awarded funding from the National Biofilm Innovation Centre, 3rd Proof of Concept Call, to investigate the potential of DNA nanostructures against oral biofilms.

New insight into protein misfolding could open up novel approaches to treat Parkinson’s disease

4 June 2020

A cross-institutional team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, have uncovered a link between the structure of the protein alpha-synuclein and its likelihood to misfold and aggregate.

New paper on DNA nanostructures as a tool for targeted antimicrobial delivery

1 May 2020

Dr Ioanna Mela’s paper on DNA nanostructures that can specifically target bacteria has been published by Angewandte Chemie.