Four of the first cohort of Herchel Smith Research Fellows: from left to right, Yanwen Wu, Carlo Sias, Sacri R. Ferron and Tony Southall

A legacy of talented researchers

01 Aug 2010

From quantum physics to stem cells: the research of the University's first cohort of Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellows demonstrates the impact of a legacy.

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Desert locust

Ladder-walking locusts show big brains aren’t always best

22 Dec 2009

Scientists have shown for the first time that insects, like mammals, use vision rather than touch to find footholds. They made the discovery thanks to high-speed video cameras - technology the BBC uses to capture its stunning wildlife footage - which they used to film desert locusts stepping along the rungs of a miniature ladder.

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Waldmann, Clark and Hale

Campath: from innovation to impact

01 Aug 2009

The path from innovation to impact can be long and complex. Here we describe the 30-year journey behind the development of a drug now being used to treat multiple sclerosis.

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