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African academics collaborate on Cambridge Research Office programme

21 June 2019

Academics from across sub-Saharan Africa gathered in Cambridge this week to share knowledge and attend talks on how to build greater capacity in their research support offices.

Half of Ebola outbreaks go undetected, study finds

14 June 2019

Half of Ebola outbreaks have gone undetected since the virus was discovered in 1976, scientists at the University of Cambridge estimate. The new findings come amid rising concern about Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and highlight the need for improved detection and rapid response to avoid future epidemics.

Cambridge and Tsinghua sign joint research initiative

11 June 2019

The University of Cambridge and Tsinghua University signed a joint research initiative on Monday as part of efforts by both universities to tackle the urgent challenges faced by humanity.

Levels of autism in China similar to the West, joint Chinese-UK study shows

21 March 2019

The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in China has an autism spectrum condition – the same figure as found in the West.

Ailing bodies, angry mountains, healing spirits: shamanic healing in Mongolia

18 January 2019

Through sound and photography, Cambridge researcher Dr Elizabeth Turk shares her experiences of talking to shamanic healers in Mongolia. Over the past eight years, the social anthropologist has been exploring the increased popularity of nature-based remedies and ‘alternative’ medicine in the wake of the region's seismic politico-economic shifts of recent decades.