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A new multimillion-pound collaborative research project could help to dramatically reduce the impact that surface degradation processes such as corrosion and wear have on industry worldwide.

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Professor Chris Dobson celebrates the topping out of the Chemistry of Health building with the traditional bottle of beer. Dennis Cotton, Kier Construction enjoys the moment.

The Chemistry of Health building, being constructed at the back of the Department of Chemistry on Union Road, Cambridge has reached its highest point. To mark the achievement a topping out ceremony was held on the rooftop.

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Brain showing hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (plaques in blue) Credit: NIH Image Gallery

Researchers in the Vendruscolo Group have designed antibodies that target the protein deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and stop their production.

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Computer-designed combination treatment takes on antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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