Humans need not apply

05 Jul 2018

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Will automation, AI and robotics mean a jobless future, or will their productivity free us to innovate and explore? Is the impact of new technologies to be feared, or a chance to rethink the structure of our working lives and ensure a fairer future for all?

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The stresses and strains of work and unemployment

26 Jun 2018

A stressful workplace can damage your health. But so too can being out of work. Cambridge researchers are trying to understand why both situations can be detrimental to our health and wellbeing – and help employers and government provide solutions.

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The fifty-percenters: the economic value of education

22 Jun 2018

Almost half of young people in the UK now go to university. Who gets in – and what and where they study – affects a person’s place in society and their future earnings, as well as the skills available to the job market. Can big data help the ‘fifty percenters’ make one of the most important decisions of their lives – and advance the success of the UK’s graduate economy?

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How emotions shape our work life

18 Jun 2018

Jochen Menges, an expert in organisational behaviour, thinks that emotions matter profoundly for employee performance and behaviour. His studies bring nuance to our understanding of how employees wish to feel at work.

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New innovation hub aims to take a 'moon shot' at cystic fibrosis

18 Apr 2018

Almost 30 years on from the discovery of the genetic defect that causes cystic fibrosis, treatment options are still limited and growing antibiotic resistance presents a grave threat. Now, a team of researchers from across Cambridge, in a major new centre supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, hopes to turn fortunes around.

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The body in miniature

20 Mar 2018

The past few years has seen an explosion in the number of studies using?organoids?– so-called ‘mini organs’. While they can help scientists understand human biology and disease, some in the field have questioned their usefulness.?But as the field matures, we could see their increasing use in?personalised?and regenerative medicine.

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