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A novel way to model endometriosis

01 January 2009

A recently patented invention holds promise for understanding a debilitating disease that affects two million women in the UK.

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DNA sculpture at Centre for Life

Superfast genomes move a step closer to reality

20 November 2008

The first Asian and African human genomes have been deciphered using a technique originally invented by Professors Shankar Balasubramanian and...

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Mclaren F1 Lewis Hamilton

Secrets of the inerter revealed

19 August 2008

A Cambridge University invention which was kept a closely-guarded secret because of the hidden advantage it offered to a Formula 1 racing team is...

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My eye

New test may lead to early diagnosis of devastating eye condition

24 July 2008

A test to show whether a person may be genetically predisposed to suffer one of the most prevalent forms of blindness in the elderly - before...

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Lumora: how a firefly sparked a solution to food safety

01 April 2007

Food safety is a growing problem. The number of reported food poisoning cases in the UK has increased in the past 25 years from 23,000 to 80,000...

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