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Read more at: New approach could lead to improved therapeutic antibodies
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New approach could lead to improved therapeutic antibodies

Photo of a microfluidic device, courtesy Department of Chemistry photography

A new approach to measuring how internal forces affect biomolecules has increased understanding of, and perhaps even the ability to influence, the behaviour of therapeutic antibodies.


Read more at: Single-step catalysis platform speeds drug discovery
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Single-step catalysis platform speeds drug discovery

PhD student Yusra Abdelhamid working in the lab, courtesy Gaunt group

Researchers here have developed a single-step method to synthesise a molecular structure important in drug discovery, which will dramatically speed the search for new drug therapies for pain, neurological disorders and opioid addiction.


Read more at: New strategy enables better understanding of complex materials
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New strategy enables better understanding of complex materials

Dr Christoph Schran at his desk, courtesy ICE group

A new strategy to enable molecular simulations of complex systems has opened the door to a better understanding of complex materials.


Read more at: Cambridge researchers receive Breakthrough Prize

Cambridge researchers receive Breakthrough Prize

Photo courtesy Millennium Technology Prize

Professors Shankar Balasubramanian and David Klenerman have been awarded the 2022 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences - the world's largest science prize.


Read more at: Climate scientist recognised for outstanding research

Climate scientist recognised for outstanding research

Dr Anja Schmidt, courtesy Gabriella Bocchetti

Dr Anja Schmidt has been recognised by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist.


Read more at: Nano ‘camera’ made using molecular glue allows real-time monitoring of chemical reactions
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Nano ‘camera’ made using molecular glue allows real-time monitoring of chemical reactions

Professor Oren Scherman courtesy Chemistry Photography

Researchers here have made a tiny camera, held together with ‘molecular glue’ that allows them to observe chemical reactions in real time.


Read more at: Edible hydrogels could replace some plastics
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Edible hydrogels could replace some plastics

Edible hydrogels, courtesy C. Barty-King

Researchers here have found a way to make a sustainable, edible cellulose gel that changes colour when you press it.


Read more at: Dr Stephen Cox awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Dr Stephen Cox awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Courtesy Stephen Cox

Dr Stephen Cox has been awarded a prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship, which will give him the freedom to pursue “interesting, fundamental scientific questions.”


Read more at: Climate change will transform cooling effects of volcanic eruptions, study suggests

Climate change will transform cooling effects of volcanic eruptions, study suggests

Simulation of global sulfur gas concentrations courtesy Thomas Aubry, University of Cambridge

Researchers have shown that human-caused climate change will have important consequences for how volcanic gases interact with the atmosphere.


Read more at: Lectureship provides long-term stability for synthetic researcher

Lectureship provides long-term stability for synthetic researcher

Dr Robert Phipps, courtesy Nathan Pitt

Congratulations to Dr Robert Phipps, who has been appointed to the position of University Lecturer.