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2011-06-15 10:07:00

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University's Pradeep K. Khosla will participate in a panel, titled "Cybersecurity, Freedom and Policy," at the 21st Annual Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy: "The Future Is Now." The panel will explore the roles governments, companies, users and advocates can and should play in attempting to create a free and safe Internet. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) Khosla, a University Professor --...

2011-05-23 14:53:35

Study shows that compulsions lead to obsessions, and not the other way around New scientific evidence challenges a popular conception that behaviours such as repetitive hand-washing, characteristic of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), are carried out in response to disturbing obsessive fears. The study, conducted at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, found that in the case of OCD the behaviours themselves (the compulsions) might be the precursors...

2011-05-18 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GYLO (GetYa Learn On, LLC) and Cambridge University Press today announced a partnership to produce multiple medical books as interactive apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Initially, three of Cambridge's key texts for medical trainees and practitioners will be converted to iOS apps, which cover Radiology, Neuropharmacology and Anaesthesia. Released in the iTunes Store in June 2011, the first app will be a portable version of the...

2011-05-06 14:32:09

Research could have implications for carbon sequestration The presence of even a simple chemical reaction can delay or prevent the spreading of stored carbon dioxide in underground aquifers, new research from the University of Cambridge has revealed. The findings may have implications for carbon sequestration in saline aquifers "“ one of the many methods being explored to mitigate rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Depending on the strength of the reaction between dissolved CO2 and...

2011-04-29 13:17:00

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hult International Business School today announced that the University of Cambridge team from the United Kingdom has been selected as the Global Final Winner of its 2nd Annual Hult Global Case Challenge. The competition, held yesterday at a W Hotel in New York, focused on developing solutions to accelerate clean water access and sanitation around the world. The Hult Global Case Challenge is a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action. President...

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2011-04-14 09:50:35

New research reveals how biological arms races between cuckoos and host birds can escalate into a competition between the host evolving new, unique egg patterns (or 'signatures') and the parasite new forgeries. Brood parasitic birds such as cuckoos lay eggs that mimic those of their hosts in an effort to trick them into accepting the alien egg and raising the cuckoo chick as one of their own. New research from the University of Cambridge has found that different bird species parasitized by...

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2011-03-08 10:55:00

In a series of tests in Thailand, researchers learned that elephants can cooperate to solve a problem, as reported in Monday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Elephants are socially complex," lead researcher Joshua M. Plotnik, study leader from the University of Cambridge explained to AP, "They help others in distress." "They seem in some ways emotionally attached to each other, so you would expect there would be some level of cooperation." However, he added, "I...

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2011-03-08 06:20:00

Poor diet during pregnancy may result in having children who are more prone to age-related diseases than expectant mothers who follow a healthy diet, according to scientists. The warning follows recent research that found that rats with poor nutrition during pregnancy gave birth to young with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, a disease that typically strikes in middle age. Research by scientists at University of Cambridge provides significant insight into why children born to mothers with...

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2011-03-03 09:30:00

New research organized by the University of Cambridge in Britain suggests that having diabetes at 50 may reduce a person's life expectancy by an average of six years. The large international study to measure diabetes' toll found the disease also raises the risk of dying prematurely from other serious ailments, including heart disease, breast cancer and pneumonia. The research, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), underlines the importance of preventing diabetes, which affects more...

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2011-02-26 07:50:00

New research links well-being in adolescence with life satisfaction in adulthood Being a 'happy' teenager is linked to increased well-being in adulthood, new research finds. Much is known about the associations between a troubled childhood and mental health problems, but little research has examined the affect of a positive childhood. For the first time, researchers from the University of Cambridge and the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing have analyzed the link between a positive...


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