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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.

Kate Gross

“All this cancer talk is new to me, but I do know there isn’t a stage five”

08 Dec 2017

Kate Gross was just 36 years old when she died of cancer. Researchers at Cambridge – including her husband – are trying to ensure that others receive...

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Cambridge alumnus and former research associate awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017

04 Oct 2017

Cambridge alumnus Richard Henderson (Corpus Christi College, 1966) has been jointly awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with former...

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Scientists publish first comprehensive map of proteins within cells

11 May 2017

The first analysis of how proteins are arranged in a cell has been published today in Science , revealing that a large portion of human proteins can...

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Volume rendering of the output from a supercomputer simulation showing part of the cosmic web 11.5 billion years ago

Measuring ripples in the cosmic web

29 Apr 2017

Astronomers have made the first measurements of small-scale fluctuations in the cosmic web 2 billion years after the Big Bang. These measurements...

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Drones used to analyse ash clouds from Guatemalan volcano

11 Apr 2017

A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol has collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds...

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Visualising the genome: researchers create first 3D structures of active DNA

13 Mar 2017

Scientists have determined the first 3D structures of intact mammalian genomes from individual cells, showing how the DNA from all the chromosomes...

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Artist's impression of the winds emanating from the supermassive black hole

Rapid changes point to origin of ultra-fast black hole winds

01 Mar 2017

Astronomers have made the most detailed observation yet of an ultra-fast wind emanating from a Black Hole at a quarter of the speed of light. Using...

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Newly discovered planets could have water on their surfaces

22 Feb 2017

An international team of astronomers has found a system of seven potentially habitable planets orbiting a star 39 light years away three of which...

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Image showing a family trees of stars in our Galaxy, including the Sun

Mapping the family tree of stars

20 Feb 2017

Astronomers are borrowing principles applied in biology and archaeology to build a family tree of the stars in the galaxy.

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Opinion: Why medical technology often doesn’t make it from drawing board to hospital

15 Feb 2017

Medical imaging is a brilliant field filled with brilliant minds, writes Matthew Leming, PhD candidate in Psychiatry for The Conversation. So why don...

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Composite image showing how powerful radio jets from the supermassive black hole inflated huge bubbles in the hot, ionized, gas surrounding the galaxy. Credit: ALMA

Black Hole powered jets fuel star formation

14 Feb 2017

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered a surprising connection between a supermassive black hole...

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Opinion: Brain scanners allow scientists to ‘read minds’ – could they now enable a ‘Big Brother’ future?

13 Feb 2017

Brain imaging can reveal a great deal about who we are and what is going inside our heads. But how far can – and should – this research take us...

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