Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered a link between depression and inflammation, caused by illnesses like the flu or a stomach bug.
They say simple drugs that fight infection and inflammation like aspirin and ibuprofen could provide a cheap and safe treatment for depression.
The discovery was based on blood samples taken from 4,500 children aged nine and then again when they were 18.
Tiny particles of gold could hold the key to treating the most common form of brain cancer, scientists have said.Read the full story ›
A student from the University of Cambridge has told ITV News Anglia that young people are being put at risk of sexual assault because of a sexist drinking culture.
Victoria says she was assaulted just two weeks after she started university. Her claim follows a damning survey by the Cambridge University Student Union which found worrying levels of sexual violence and harassment.
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A Cambridge student has told ITV News that young people are being put at risk of sexual assault because of a sexist drinking culture.Read the full story ›
The University has been granted permission by the Department for Education to open a school for 630 pupils.Read the full story ›
Two rowers from the University of Cambridge are nearing the end of a gruelling 2,000 mile Amazon challenge.
Mark de Rond, an academic from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School set off from Peru with his rowing partner Anton Wright four weeks ago.
The pair took on the Amazon challenge to raise funds for the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity and to attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for long-distance rowing unaided.
They hope to finish their row in Macapa, northern Brazil, later today.
Mothers who breastfeed their children may have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease, according to a new study.
Dr Molly Fox, from the department of biological anthropology at the University of Cambridge, led the research.
Scientists say they observed a highly significant and consistent correlation between breastfeeding and Alzheimer's.
One theory is that breastfeeding deprives the body of the hormone progesterone, compensating for high levels of progesterone which are produced during pregnancy.
Progesterone is known to desensitise the brain's oestrogen receptors, and oestrogen may play a role in protecting the brain against Alzheimer's.
Another possibility is that breastfeeding increases a woman's glucose tolerance by restoring her insulin sensitivity after pregnancy.
The current sunny spell is especially good news for a team of racing drivers from Cambridge. That's because their car is powered by the sun.
The Cambridge University Eco Racing team have been testing their vehicle at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.
The car has got to take them nearly 2,000 miles across the blistering heat of the Australian outback.
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Students in Cambridge are being urged to look out for each other while out celebrating their end of term exams over the weekend. Many young people will be going out to events in Cambridge to toast finishing their exams.
Police are urging people not to drink to excess and to look out for friends to make sure they get home safely.
A £63 million centre devoted to cutting edge science and developing partnerships with industry is to be built by the University of Cambridge.
Funding for the centre was announced by Chancellor George Osborne during a ceremony to mark the topping out ceremony of the Francis Crick Institute in London.
The centre at the Cavendish Laboratory on the West Cambridge site dedicated to world-class research in the physical sciences, and how it translates to industry.
Funding for the project came from private donations and industry while the Higher Education Funding Council for England is providing £21m.
Construction work will begin shortly on the Maxwell Centre, provisionally named for the great physicist James Clerk Maxwell, who was appointed the first Professor of Experimental Physics at Cambridge in 1871. The building is due to open its doors in the summer of 2015.