University of Cambridge

Scientists identified the violent physical processes at work inside the lungs

Identification of ‘violent’ processes that cause wheezing could lead to better diagnosis and treatment for lung disease.

Scientists grow bile duct organoids to repair damaged human livers

Lab-grown ‘mini-bile ducts’ used to repair human livers in regenerative medicine first.

A new method of planet formation identified

Scientists have suggested a new explanation for the abundance in intermediate-mass exoplanets – a long-standing puzzle in astronomy.

Scientists identified the function of a mystery protein that kills brain cells in Parkinson’s disease

Scientists have made a 'vital step' towards understanding the origins of Parkinson's Disease - the fastest growing neurological condition in the world.

Multiplying light signals could solve highly complex computational problems

New type of optical computing could solve highly complex problems that are out of reach for even the most powerful supercomputers.

Climate change could have played a direct role in the emergence of SARS-CoV-2

Global greenhouse gas emissions over the last century have made southern China a hotspot for bat-borne coronaviruses, by driving the growth of forest habitat favored by bats.

Genetic changes in SARS-CoV-2 may be responsible for the jump from bats to humans

Study established which animals have cellular receptors that allow the virus to enter their cells most effectively.

Apathy could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before

Apathy could predict the onset of dementia years before other symptoms.

A way to protect highly fragile quantum systems from noise

Hidden symmetry could be key to more robust quantum systems.