From microscopic cells to massive galaxies, imaging is a core tool for many research fields today, and it’s also the basis of a surge in recent technical developments – some of which are being pioneered in Cambridge.

Image showing individual and combined scans

‘Virtual biopsies’ could replace tissue biopsies in future thanks to technique developed by Cambridge scientists

06 Jan 2021

A new advanced computing technique using routine medical scans to enable doctors to take fewer, more accurate tumour biopsies, has been developed by...

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Inducing lysosome motion with light leads to a rapid and significant extension of ER network.

Driving force behind cellular ‘protein factories’ could have implications for neurodegenerative disease

16 Dec 2020

Researchers have identified the driving force behind a cellular process linked to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and motor neurone...

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Dr Raj Jena and Yvonne Rimmer look at scans

AI could help cut waiting times for cancer by automating mark-up of patient scans prior to radiotherapy

16 Dec 2020

Doctors at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge aim to drastically cut cancer waiting times by using artificial intelligence (AI) to automate lengthy...

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DBScan analysis being performed a mature neuron in a typical vLUME workspace.

New virtual reality software allows scientists to ‘walk’ inside cells

12 Oct 2020

Virtual reality software which allows researchers to ‘walk’ inside and analyse individual cells could be used to understand fundamental problems in...

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Husband supporting a sick wife

Imaging technique could replace tissue biopsies in assessing drug resistance in breast cancer patients

06 Oct 2020

Imaging techniques could replace the need for invasive tissue biopsies in helping rapidly determine whether cancer treatments are working effectively...

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3D model of a knee with osteoarthritis

Improved MRI scans could aid in development of arthritis treatments

09 Jun 2020

An algorithm that analyses MRI images and automatically detects small changes in knee joints over time could be used in the development of new...

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Harnessing AI in the fight against COVID-19

04 Jun 2020

AI assisted COVID-19 diagnostic and prognostic tool could improve resource allocation and patient outcomes.

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AI successfully used to identify different types of brain injuries

15 May 2020

Researchers have developed an AI algorithm that can detect and identify different types of brain injuries.

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AI techniques in medical imaging may lead to incorrect diagnoses

12 May 2020

Machine learning and AI are highly unstable in medical image reconstruction, and may lead to false positives and false negatives, a new study...

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New tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy

02 Mar 2020

A technique based on the principles of MRI and NMR has allowed researchers to observe not only how next-generation batteries for large-scale energy...

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Magnetised molecules used to monitor breast cancer

22 Jan 2020

A new type of scan that involves magnetising molecules allows doctors to see in real-time which regions of a breast tumour are active, according to...

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New 3D imaging analysis technique could lead to improved arthritis treatment

18 Jun 2018

An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been...

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