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£5 million gift will help fight Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

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A gift from a Cambridge alumnus will support fundamental research into the causes of disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, enabling new approaches to combat them.

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Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Impact and Public Engagement now open

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Applications for the second Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Impact and Public Engagement with Research are now open. 

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Salters’ Festival of Chemistry 2017

Children from years 7 and 8 experience hands-on practical chemistry.

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Maxwell Centre to hold inaugural Research Showcase

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The Maxwell Centre will hold its inaugural Annual Research Showcase on 17 March 2017.  

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New electron microscope to streamline research

The department has secured a grant of £1.9 million from the EPSRC to purchase a new transmission electron microscope (TEM).

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Light makes biomass produce clean hydrogen

Researchers in the Reisner Group have developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce.

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Cancer Research UK 10th Anniversary Symposium 2-3 March

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"Multi-scale approaches in cancer biology" is the theme of the 10th Anniversary symposium of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. 

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ABTA 2017 Doctoral Research Awards

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The Association of British Turkish Academics 2017 Doctoral Researcher Awards, which promote and award scientific excellence among young researchers pursuing doctoral awards in the UK, are now open.

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Squalamine could lead to treatments for Parkinson's disease

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Researchers working in the Centre for Misfolding Diseases (CMD) have discovered a naturally-occurring compound that could be used as the basis of a new treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

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Clare Grey to lead multi-million pound Integrated Energy Centre

Professor Clare Grey has secured over £2 million with £1.4 million match-funding from industry and national laboratories for a virtual centre, in partnership with three other universities: Newcastle, St Mary’s and UCL.

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