University of Cambridge

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.

Electronic solid could reduce carbon emissions in fridges and air conditioners

A promising replacement for the toxic and flammable greenhouse gases that are used in most refrigerators and air conditioners has been identified by researchers from the University of Cambridge.

Type 2 diabetes remission possible with ‘achievable’ weight loss

People who achieve a weight loss of 10% or more in the first five years following diagnosis with type 2 diabetes have the greatest chance of seeing their disease go into remission.

Nanowires replace Newton’s famous glass prism

Scientists have designed an ultra-miniaturized device that could image single cells without the need for a microscope or make chemical fingerprint analysis possible from within a smartphone camera.