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New technique has implications in determining the genetic basis of thousands of diseases

New technique has implications in determining the genetic basis of thousands of diseases

Researchers at the Babraham Institute and the Francis Crick Institute have developed and used a new technique to join the dots in the genomic puzzle.

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Financial services firms asked to give their views on stricter regulation of pay

A re-interpretation of European legislation means that smaller financial services firms may have to comply with stricter controls on pay from next year, including the deferral of at least 40% of bonus awards for certain types of employee, and the payment of at least half of all variable pay in the form of shares or similar instruments. Firms are being encouraged to submit their views on the proposed new regulations by 4th June.

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Astronomers find first evidence of changing conditions on a super Earth

Astronomers have detected wildly changing temperatures on a super Earth – the first time any atmospheric variability has been observed on a rocky planet outside the solar system – and believe it could be due to huge amounts of volcanic activity, further adding to the mystery of what had been nicknamed the ‘diamond planet’.

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Dry rice field at dusk Credit: Ahmad Nizam Awang

Fungus enhances crop roots and could be a future 'bio-fertilizer'

“Ancient relationship” between fungi and plant roots creates genetic expression that leads to more root growth. Common fungus could one day be used as ‘bio-fertiliser’, replacing mined phosphate which is now depleted to the point of impending fertiliser crisis.

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M-I SWACO releases new fluid and cuttings separator

SCREEN PULSE separator delivers optimum efficiency and reduces overall drilling costs

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FlexNet Enterprise to optimize global software licensing for Nordic financial services firm

Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced that a contract has been signed with Nordea, one of the largest financial services groups in Northern Europe, to implement FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises across its organization.

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Learn best practices for the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive

Workshop at 21st EGA Annual Conference (Berlin, 9-11 June 2015) about best practices for the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive, with the participation of Domino Printing.

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Salivary Assay Kit

Excellent research covers inflammatory markers of acute stress

With growing interest in the ability to detect inflammatory markers in response to stress, salivary collection is proving a less invasive process. However, the reliability and validity of saliva-based to blood-based inflammatory biomarkers in response to stress remains unclear. A review suggests that specific targets may be valid and highlights specific areas of need for future research.

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Prima gains ISO 13485 Medical approval

Prima Electronic Services, the St Ives, Cambridgeshire based electronics contract manufacturer has been awarded ISO 13485-2012 Medical accreditation and registration.

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Large antiques and interiors auction at Cheffins Cambridge next month

Large antiques and interiors auction at Cheffins Cambridge next month

Cheffins will be holding a large Antiques & Interiors auction on Thursday 4th June. The sale will include a large barn find collection of furniture as well as other objects of interest in furniture, collectable and decorative items and jewellery.

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Zing wearable technology offers fun alternative to Apple Watch

If you're in the mood to buy some wearable technology, then a new gadget being launched by a Cambridge firm could be right up your street.

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Major study reaffirms performance of ovarian cancer screening test

Abcodia, a specialist company engaged in the development of tests for the early detection of cancer, with exclusive worldwide licence to the ovarian cancer screening test, ROCA®, has welcomed the publication of a major study that reaffirms its high performance.

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Asparagus Feast; Credit: Burwash Food Hall

Independent Cambridge - feast on fresh asparagus

There's nothing like fresh asparagus! So don't miss the annual Asparagus Feast this Saturday (May 9th) at Burwash Manor - one of the organisations featured in Cambridge Network's Independent Cambridge series.

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NVIDIA at Addenbrooke's

NVIDIA put some welly into it for Addenbrooke's!

Visual computing company NVIDIA traded their laptops and office attire for spades and steel toe capped shoes last week when they embarked on a two-day gardening project at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, organised by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT).

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Wireless audio pioneer CSR launches portfolio of soundbar example designs

CSR plc announced the launch of three wireless soundbar platform example designs which offer manufacturers complete and flexible solutions designed to rapidly bring entry-level, mid-range and high-end soundbars to market.

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Sinclair Finance & Leasing goes live with Fleet Manager portal from Anderson Yates

Sinclair Finance & Leasing turns to Anderson Yates to assist in delivering the solution fast. Using the company’s agile development approach and RAD (Rapid Application Development) platform, the project was completed by Anderson Yates within a six week period from inception to go live. The portal ensures fleet managers receive the highest level of customer service with the personal touch.

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WaveFX Filming around Cambridge

WaveFX is filming around Cambridge

This week you may have seen local video company WaveFX filming around Cambridge.

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Cambridge Index declines 3.5%

The Cambridge Index dropped 3.5% or 667.5 points to 18,301.0, as seven of the top ten index heavyweights posted weekly losses.

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Technology conference attracts engineers from across the UK

A conference to take place at The Belfry, Cambourne on Thursday 14th May will be attended by more than 150 of the UK's top experts in hi-tech development.

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Justin Grainger; credit EDP

Early start events offer help for start-ups

Join Cambridge Network this month for Breakfast networking events aimed at giving a helping hand to start-ups. The first event, next week, is a workshop focused on brand building, while the following week our attention turns to crowdfunding and alternative finance.

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