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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.


Brain switch clues to drug addiction

15 Jul 2008

In the quest to find the biological route of drug addiction, research at Cambridge University is revealing what makes some people more vulnerable...

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Molecular effect of drugs

New paths to drug discovery

01 May 2008

A new Cambridge programme aims to meet the challenges of drug discovery by harnessing a spectrum of academic expertise.

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Diaphanous Sun

Cambridge academics shed new light on the Sun

09 Apr 2008

New insights into solar activity have been revealed thanks to research from a group of Cambridge academics.

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Magnetic resonance image of the mouth, ear and brain

Asking ‘are you awake?’ with brain imaging

08 Feb 2008

Even though we might be able to hear someone speaking, our powers for understanding what is actually being said switch off as we go to sleep.

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Spike Bucklow

Organic chemist, puppet maker, art conservator...

01 Feb 2008

From organic chemist, through maker of rubber monsters, to conservator of fine art, Spike Bucklow describes his career path as "something of a...

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“Lucky Camera” takes sharpest ever images of stars

04 Sep 2007

A team of astronomers led by Cambridge University have taken pictures of the stars that are sharper than anything produced by the Hubble telescope...

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CAPE beams up new partner for nanotech research

07 Jun 2007

A new partnership is set to give nanotechnology researchers at the University of Cambridge access to the latest electron-beam imaging equipment.

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Changing Luck for the Better

The psychology of gambling

01 Apr 2007

Gambling is a thriving form of entertainment in the UK, but may also become a form of addiction for some individuals. Just why do people gamble when...

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