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University Response to the Pandemic

1 April 2020

The Office of External Affairs and Communications are looking to produce content that helps demonstrate how the University is responding to the pandemic. All of this will appear here... Please send any of the following to hma33@cam.ac.uk Interesting research projects - this might be newly-funded research or where you are...

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CCI: Executive Director Appointment

23 March 2020

Cambridge Conservation Initiative appoints new Executive Director to help tackle urgent threats facing biodiversity The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) today announces the appointment of Dr Mike Maunder as its new Executive Director. Dr Maunder succeeds Dr Mike Rands, who is stepping down to take up the position of...

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The World's Their Fish Finger

13 March 2020

The World's their Fish Finger by Jacqueline Garget Smothered in ketchup or squished into a sandwich, there’s one tasty convenience food that’s hard to resist. With over 1.5 million of them eaten every day in Britain, fish fingers are one of the nation’s favourite foods. Now two Cambridge researchers believe that a twist on...

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The Climate Crisis - Towards Zero Carbon

10 March 2020

The Climate Crisis - Towards Zero Carbon Forests burn, glaciers melt and one million species face extinction. Can we humans save the planet from ourselves? In a new film, Sir David Attenborough, Dr Jane Goodall DBE and leading Cambridge University researchers talk about the urgency of the climate crisis – and some of the...

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Psychology could help prevent future outbreaks of coronavirus and also save wildlife

25 February 2020

Psychology could help prevent future outbreaks of coronavirus and also save wildlife By Douglas MacFarlane Evidence again links a coronavirus outbreak to a wildlife markets, and since this trade is driven by superstitious consumer perceptions, psychology may be our best defence. Scientists have linked the latest...

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Protecting consumers from fraudulent health claims: A taxonomy of psychological drivers, interventions, barriers, and treatments

25 February 2020

Protecting consumers from fraudulent health claims: A taxonomy of psychological drivers, interventions, barriers, and treatments Douglas MacFarlane, Mark J. Hurlstone, Ullrich K.H. Ecker Highlights Novel interventions are needed to protect consumers from fraudulent health claims. Interventions must target the cognitive...

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Girls in STEM

25 February 2020

Girls in STEM Girls in STEM is a student organization dedicated to inspiring women of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands on scientific experiments, talks and more. We recently worked at Cambridge East STEM Day in Ely where we worked...

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Coronavirus: Travel and Health Guidance

12 February 2020

University of Cambridge Information on Coronavirus (Updated 11/2/20 - University of Cambridge website) The University and Colleges are cooperating closely with Public Health England’s Health Protection Team in Cambridge. Public Health England advice on Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) is updated daily at 2pm. Latest...

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Loss of EU Protections Could Imperil UK Hedgehogs

12 February 2020

Britain's Hedgehogs At Risk After Brexit New rules do not contain same level of safeguards as under common agricultural policy. Britain’s hedgehogs could be at greater risk after Brexit because hedges may no longer be protected by agriculture regulations, a report says. Under EU law, hedgerows cannot be cut during the bird...

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The Polar Explorer Using Grime To Break the Ice

12 February 2020

This Cambridge Life: Prem Gill By Charis Goodyear It’s not often someone compares the voices of seals to the sounds of space set to a Grime beat. But when he’s not monitoring seals from space, PhD student Prem Gill is using ‘Seal Grime’ as one way to encourage people from a wide range of backgrounds to take up polar...

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