Dr Yusuf Hamied, pharmaceutical chemist and Chairman of Cipla Limited received an Honorary Doctorate from the University on 18 June 2014. Dr Hamied is an Honorary Fellow of Christ's College, a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Circle of Advisors for India and a recipient of the Padma Bhushan.
An ageing lecture theatre complex has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility for one of the world's premier centres for teaching and research in Chemistry - and not only for students of the University.
As a not-for-profit organisation, Cambridge University Eco Racing relies almost entirely on donations and corporate sponsorship and the team’s 2013 car was supported by more than 200 individuals and 20 companies.
AstraZeneca, its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, and the University of Cambridge today announce four new collaborations, building on their existing partnership. The latest collaborations reinforce AstraZeneca’s commitment to research in Cambridge following the company’s decision to locate one of its three global R&D centres and its global headquarters in the city that has been home to MedImmune’s biologics research laboratories for 25 years.
Scientists in Cambridge have found hidden signatures in the brains of people in a vegetative state, which point to networks that could support consciousness even when a patient appears to be unconscious and unresponsive. The study could help doctors identify patients who are aware despite being unable to communicate.
New research shows that chimpanzees search for the right tools from a key plant species when preparing to ‘ant dip’ - a crafty technique enabling them to feast on army ants without getting bitten. The study shows that army ants are not a poor substitute for preferred foods, but a staple part of chimpanzee diets.
As our ability to assess the pandemic risk from strains of influenza virus increases with the latest scientific developments, we must not allow ourselves to become complacent that the most substantial threats have been identified, argue an international consortium of scientists.