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World’s largest science prize - worth $3m - goes to University of Cambridge professors behind next generation DNA sequencing

World’s largest science prize - worth $3m - goes to University of Cambridge professors behind next generation DNA sequencing

World’s largest science prize - worth $3m - goes to University of Cambridge professors behind next generation DNA sequencing

Two more Cambridge professors are also honoured with $100,000 New Horizons Prizes.


Gene therapy to be trialled against hereditary blindness at Addenbrooke’s and Moorfields

Gene therapy to be trialled against hereditary blindness at Addenbrooke’s and Moorfields

Gene therapy to be trialled against hereditary blindness at Addenbrooke’s and Moorfields

They will trial it against a disease that causes rapid loss of vision, primarily in young adults.


New bit.bio premises impress South Cambs MP at opening day ceremony

New bit.bio premises impress South Cambs MP at opening day ceremony

New bit.bio premises impress South Cambs MP at opening day ceremony

Anthony Browne sees how synthetic biology company can create brain ‘organoids’ and ‘biological computers’ at Babraham Research Campus facility


Huntington’s disease progression stopped in cell study by University of Cambridge and UCL researchers

Huntington’s disease progression stopped in cell study by University of Cambridge and UCL researchers

Huntington’s disease progression stopped in cell study by University of Cambridge and UCL researchers

The researchers, part of UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI), hope to translate the work into therapies with Adestria Therapeutics.


Adrián’s stellar Cambridge story earns KTP ‘future leader’ tag

Adrián’s stellar Cambridge story earns KTP ‘future leader’ tag

Adrián’s stellar Cambridge story earns KTP ‘future leader’ tag

Research engineer at STORM Therapeutics has also completed PhD on machine learning for drug discovery


Cambridge ME Support Group’s ‘dismay’ at halt in publication of chronic fatigue NHS guidelines

Cambridge ME Support Group’s ‘dismay’ at halt in publication of chronic fatigue NHS guidelines

Cambridge ME Support Group’s ‘dismay’ at halt in publication of chronic fatigue NHS guidelines

‘It is vital that patients receive the best treatment and care’, says Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner


Hycean planets: Cambridge astronomers say our best hope for finding extraterrestrial life may have been hiding in plain sight

Hycean planets: Cambridge astronomers say our best hope for finding extraterrestrial life may have been hiding in plain sight

Hycean planets: Cambridge astronomers say our best hope for finding extraterrestrial life may have been hiding in plain sight

These giant ocean-covered worlds could support microbial life, Institute of Astronomy researchers believe.


Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins Royal Society’s prestigious Copley Medal for discovery of pulsars at University of Cambridge

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins Royal Society’s prestigious Copley Medal for discovery of pulsars at University of Cambridge

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins Royal Society’s prestigious Copley Medal for discovery of pulsars at University of Cambridge

She is the second woman to win the world’s oldest scientific prize, which has also been won by Einstein and Darwin.


Is this the secret to a bigger brain? Wellcome Sanger Institute scientists and collaborators make genetic discovery

Is this the secret to a bigger brain? Wellcome Sanger Institute scientists and collaborators make genetic discovery

Is this the secret to a bigger brain? Wellcome Sanger Institute scientists and collaborators make genetic discovery

They say it is an example of positive selection of a mutated gene.


Oldest UK heart transplant patient, who was operated on at Royal Papworth Hospital, celebrates 90th birthday

Oldest UK heart transplant patient, who was operated on at Royal Papworth Hospital, celebrates 90th birthday

Oldest UK heart transplant patient, who was operated on at Royal Papworth Hospital, celebrates 90th birthday

Ted Warner is the oldest person in the UK currently alive with a heart transplant.


Sjors Scheres, of MRC LMB, earns Royal Society Leeuwenhoek Medal for innovations in cryo-EM image analysis

Sjors Scheres, of MRC LMB, earns Royal Society Leeuwenhoek Medal for innovations in cryo-EM image analysis

Sjors Scheres, of MRC LMB, earns Royal Society Leeuwenhoek Medal for innovations in cryo-EM image analysis

He becomes the fourth at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology to win the award.


The pioneering University of Cambridge researchers awarded Royal Society awards and medals in summer 2021

The pioneering University of Cambridge researchers awarded Royal Society awards and medals in summer 2021

The pioneering University of Cambridge researchers awarded Royal Society awards and medals in summer 2021

Winners include Prof Sadaf Farooqi and Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, from the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit.


Could amino acid finding from Cambridge scientists help predict our personal risk of common diseases?

Could amino acid finding from Cambridge scientists help predict our personal risk of common diseases?

Could amino acid finding from Cambridge scientists help predict our personal risk of common diseases?

A population-scale study has explored how genetic traits are influenced by variations in mtDNA.


New book explores the life of ‘greatest’ physicist and former Cambridge resident Lise Meitner

New book explores the life of ‘greatest’ physicist and former Cambridge resident Lise Meitner

New book explores the life of ‘greatest’ physicist and former Cambridge resident Lise Meitner

Until now, the life of Lise Meitner has been largely unknown but without her, history could have been very different.

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