OpenPlant - major boost for synthetic biology

30 Jan 2014

Inspired by the way open source data has stimulated innovation in computing, a new UK centre will create a climate of openness in synthetic biology, helping young researchers and entrepreneurs develop and share new tools and libraries of plant DNA.

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Lego crane in the lab

Growing bones with Lego

27 Mar 2012

A video produced for Google Science Fair shows how researchers at Cambridge making synthetic bone have turned to legendary children’s toy Lego for a helping hand.

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Neurons, in vitrio colour!

The man with the golden brain

13 Dec 2011

What’s the point of a brain? This fundamental question has led Professor Daniel Wolpert to some remarkable conclusions about how and why the brain controls and predicts movement. In a recent talk for TED, Wolpert explores the research that resulted in him receiving the Golden Brain Award.

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Close-up of the moss pots incorporated into a novel table developed at Cambridge University.

The hidden power of moss

22 Sep 2011

Scientists at Cambridge University are exhibiting a prototype table that demonstrates how biological fuel cells can harness energy from plants.

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Microtomographic image showing the 3D structure of a resorbable support material designed to allow in-growth as it degrades

Next-generation medical implants

01 Sep 2008

At the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials, a highly interdisciplinary approach is meeting the challenge of bioengineering new materials for the human body.

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