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Scientists find mechanism that leads to drug resistance in bacteria causing melioidosis

Scientists find mechanism that leads to drug resistance in bacteria causing melioidosis

Researchers have identified a novel mechanism whereby the organism Burkholderia pseudomallei that causes melioidosis, a neglected tropical infectious disease, develops resistance to the standard antibiotic treatment.

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THRiVE programme update

THRiVE programme update

The THRiVE Programme in Cambridge aims to provide research training and mentorship to PhD and postdoctoral researchers in Africa. Two African researchers will be visiting Cambridge for the next three months, and each will be give a talk about their individual research projects.

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Developing Leaders: Widening the Pool of Research Experience

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has allocated the University of Cambridge a small fund to enable individuals who are currently in non-research roles to work as research interns for short periods in a typical research environment. The objective is to encourage them to consider research as a career, or to re-enter the research arena after a break, and thus broaden the diversity of backgrounds and experience represented in the EPSRC sponsored pool of researchers.

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STEM projects needed

STEM projects needed

Do you have small projects that could be performed by an A-Level student over the summer? The local STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Medicine) team are seeking suitable projects.

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Bats and Bugs at the Royal Society

Bats and Bugs at the Royal Society

Scientists from Cambridge will be taking part in the "Bats and Bugs" exhibit at the Royal Society 'Science Live' festival. The exhibit will showcase the multi-disciplinary research programme led by Prof. James Wood (Cambridge) and Prof. Andrew Cunningham (Zoological Society of London) on the ecology and epidemiology of bat-borne pathogens.

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More than 100 research reagents available for licensing through Cambridge Enterprise

More than 100 research reagents available for licensing through Cambridge Enterprise

Cambridge Enterprise has passed an important milestone in its efforts to bring the benefit of research reagents generated at the University of Cambridge to the worldwide research community, with more than 100 reagents now available for licensing.

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28 Minutes Later - The Maths of Zombies

28 Minutes Later - The Maths of Zombies

So, to survive a zombie attack you need to run. In the long term we need a fortified society, but if the barricades fall we need to reduce the speed of infection, slow them down, and be more deadly than they are.

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Are your reagents valuable?

Are your reagents valuable?

Commercial suppliers are keen to sell research reagents such as antibodies, cell lines, proteins and DNA constructs developed in University Labs and share the proceeds. From the academic researcher's perspective, using the commercial route to distribute reagents can ensure that they are readily available to other scientists whilst saving time and resources, and generating revenue.

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