What is it really like to work in scientific research today?

12 Dec 2013

A new programme offered by the Institute of Continuing Education will give participants a rare insight into the challenges involved in pushing back the frontiers of science.  Given by five specialists in different fields, ‘Cambridge science: behind the scenes’ starts in January 2014.

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Microcapsules

‘Smart’ microcapsules in a single step

10 Feb 2012

A new, single-step method of fabricating microcapsules, which have potential commercial applications in industries including medicine, agriculture and diagnostics, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The findings are published Friday (10 February) in the journal Science.

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Small chemical fragments

Small is beautiful in drug discovery

01 May 2010

Cambridge scientists are employing fragment-based drug discovery approaches - a technique that involves "growing" potent drugs from tiny chemical fragments - to tackle tuberculosis and cancer.

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