University of Cambridge

Degraded soils mean tropical forests may never fully recover from logging

Continually logging and re-growing tropical forests to supply timber is reducing the levels of vital nutrients in the soil, which may limit future forest growth and recovery, a new study suggests. This raises concerns about the long-term sustainability of logging in the tropics.

Switching to green inhalers could reduce carbon emissions and cut costs

A study from researchers at the University of Cambridge has found that switching to alternative, greener inhalers would not only result in significant carbon savings but could be achieved alongside reduced drug costs by using less expensive brands.

Genetic variants for autism-linked to higher rates of self-harm and childhood maltreatment

People with a higher genetic likelihood of autism are more likely to report higher childhood maltreatment, self-harm and suicidal thoughts according to a new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Childhood obesity is associated with changes in brain structure

Obesity in children is associated with differences in brain structure in regions linked to cognitive control compared to the brains of children who are normal weight.