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.

Inspiring images invite you into the world of engineering

28 Nov 2016

It could be a crystal ball from a mythical age showing the swirling mists of time, but James Macleod’s image, which has won this year’s Department of...

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New imaging technique measures toxicity of proteins associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

23 Nov 2016

A new super-resolution imaging technique allows researchers to track how surface changes in proteins are related to neurodegenerative diseases such...

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Brain tumours and brain injury to be focus of new Cambridge laboratories

11 Nov 2016

A new suite of laboratories aimed at improving outcomes for patients with brain injuries and brain tumours opens today at the University of Cambridge.

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Cambridge extends world leading role for medical imaging with powerful new brain and body scanners

24 Oct 2016

The next generation of imaging technology, newly installed at the University of Cambridge, will give researchers an unprecedented view of the human...

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Brains of overweight people ‘ten years older’ than lean counterparts at middle-age

04 Aug 2016

From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior...

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Time travelling to the mother tongue

19 Jul 2016

he sounds of languages that died thousands of years ago have been brought to life again through technology that uses statistics in a revolutionary...

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Minecraft tree “probably” the tallest tree in the Tropics

08 Jun 2016

A tree the height of 20 London double-decker buses has been discovered in Malaysia by conservation scientists monitoring the impact of human activity...

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World first as 3,000-year-old Chinese oracle bones go 3D

21 Mar 2016

A 3000-year-old ox bone - inscribed with the earliest-known example of Chinese writing - has become the world's first 'oracle bone' to be scanned and...

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Researchers identify when Parkinson’s proteins become toxic to brain cells

14 Mar 2016

Observation of the point at which proteins associated with Parkinson’s disease become toxic to brain cells could help identify how and why people...

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Hallucinations linked to differences in brain structure

17 Nov 2015

People diagnosed with schizophrenia who are prone to hallucinations are likely to have structural differences in a key region of the brain compared...

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New microscopic imaging technology reveals origins of leukaemia

19 Oct 2015

Scientists at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research at the University of Cambridge and the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular...

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Astronomers witness assembly of galaxies in the early Universe for the first time

22 Jul 2015

An international team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge have detected the most distant clouds of star-forming gas yet found in normal...

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