Supporting Postdocs at Cambridge

Supporting Postdocs at Cambridge

They haven’t always been referred to as postdocs but for many years they’ve been the engine that drives Cambridge’s world-class research. There are now about 4,000 postdocs working throughout collegiate Cambridge and that’s an increase of 160 percent since 2000. That’s a very significant change …

Cambridge University research and the East of England

Cambridge University research and the East of England

The University wants to bring its global research expertise to the service of the local region. In fulfilling our mission to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research, we are fundamentally committed to engaging with communities and partners close to home. …

Fighting cancer: Animal research at Cambridge

Fighting cancer: Animal research at Cambridge

Animal research plays a vital role in furthering our understanding of how our bodies work and what causes diseases. Here at one of the University of Cambridge is animal facilities they’re around 5,000 mice. These mice are helping our researchers in the fight against cancer, …

Spanish Flu: a warning from history

Spanish Flu: a warning from history

Perhaps until recently, Spanish Flu has been what some people call a “forgotten pandemic.’ But it was a huge global calamity. In terms of the number of deaths we’re saying 50 to 100 million – far greater than the casualties of the first world war. …

Killer T Cell: The Cancer Assassin

Killer T Cell: The Cancer Assassin

Inside all of us lurks a serial killer, a killer whose primary function is to kill and then kill again. These are cytotoxic T cells a specialised member of our white blood cells. They patrol our bodies identifying and destroying virally infected and cancer cells …

Understanding the OCD Brain part 2: Animal research at Cambridge

Understanding the OCD Brain part 2: Animal research at Cambridge

My name is David Adam and I have obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD. I want to find out more about my condition so I’ve come to the University of Cambridge to find out how so at the top scientists in the field are studying this disorder and …

Killer T cell attacking cancer

Killer T cell attacking cancer

The green cell you see here is a killer T-cell of the immune system, which is attacking the cancerous red and blue cell. You can tell when the killer T-cell has recognised the cancer cell because the two dots move around and contact the target. …