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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.


The educational neuroscience of dyslexia and dyscalculia

01 Jan 2010

For some children, acquiring the important skills of learning to read or do arithmetic is fraught with difficulty. Educational neuroscience is...

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SatScan in operation

Innovative tool reveals the paintings hidden within

01 Jan 2010

The development of optics that "fly" over paintings could revolutionise art conservation.

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Ben Ezra Synagogue

Treasures of the genizah

01 Sep 2009

How did an Egyptian storeroom come to hold a thousand years worth of manuscript fragments and why are they one of the greatest literary treasures...

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Wrigley Field, Chicago

Scientists discover area of brain that makes a 'people person'

20 May 2009

Cambridge University researchers have discovered that whether someone is a "people-person" may depend on the structure of their brain: the greater...

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King's College Cambridge

Cambridge academics elected as Fellows of the Royal Society

15 May 2009

Nine of the 44 new Royal Society Fellows announced today are Cambridge academics. Their election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society recognises...

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Corey Seehaus

The human brain is on the edge of chaos

23 Mar 2009

There has been speculation for many years that the human brain lives “on the edge of chaos”, at a critical transition point between randomness and...

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Centre for the Physics of Medicine

Physics of Medicine

01 Dec 2008

The Grand Opening of the Centre for the Physics of Medicine marks a major development in bringing together researchers working at the interface of...

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Enhancing CAPE-abilities in photonics and electronics

01 Sep 2008

A unique model of industrial-academic partnership is demonstrating how UK R&D can stay ahead of the game in a rapidly moving electronics market...

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Medical Imaging

Expanding horizons for medical imaging

01 Sep 2008

Medical imaging in Cambridge is pushing the boundaries in diagnosis and therapy as well as helping scientists within their own disciplines.

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Glaxosmithkline teams up with Cambridge to deliver new medicines

25 Jul 2008

University of Cambridge to pioneer drug development by academic incubators.

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One step closer to the Holy Grail of physics

16 Jul 2008

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified a key component to unravelling the mystery of room temperature super-conductivity...

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Obsessive compulsive disorder linked to brain activity

16 Jul 2008

Cambridge researchers have discovered that measuring activity in a region of the brain could help to identify people at risk of developing obsessive...

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