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18 January 2019
Diamond shines its light on a Foot and Mouth vaccine
Diamond shines its light on a Foot and Mouth vaccine

When the Foot and Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) struck the UK’s cattle farms in 2001 it resulted in six million animals being put to death and cost the economy £8 billion.

18 January 2019
Exploring uncharted territory (with a little help from your friends)
Exploring uncharted territory (with a little help from your friends)

12 months of meticulous planning and international collaboration have resulted in an outstanding result for the first experiments using the ISOLDE Solenoid Spectrometer (ISS) at CERN’s nuclear physics facility.

18 January 2019
3D human cell technology will speed up new drug development and reduce animal testing
3D human cell technology will speed up new drug development and reduce animal testing

Drug-induced liver injury is one of the leading causes of failure for drugs in development, and is the number one cause of new drugs being withdrawn from the market.

17 January 2019
Gaming Technology explores capabilities at Daresbury Laboratory
Gaming Technology explores capabilities at Daresbury Laboratory

Start-up business Imagin3D has developed the first ever immersive VR experience of an STFC  facility using gaming technology to “promote-inform and educate” its visitors. 

15 January 2019
Neutrons axe the big questions of ancient bronze hoard
Neutrons axe the big questions of ancient bronze hoard

In the latter stages of the Bronze Age, people in Europe started to do something rather strange: they gathered together vast quantities of valuable objects and buried them in the ground – seemingly with no intention of ever coming back for them.

19 December 2018
Christmas has come early to the Artemis Laser Facility
Christmas has come early to the Artemis Laser Facility

Christmas has come early to the Artemis Laser Facility at the Central Laser Facility, which is moving to a shiny new location at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

18 December 2018
Battling a killer in Asia's lakes and rivers
Battling a killer in Asia's lakes and rivers

In the waterways of China and South-East Asia there lurks a killer against which there is no defence. It targets the young and can decimate entire generations.

18 December 2018
Diamond provides clues to the source of Martian methane outbursts
Diamond provides clues to the source of Martian methane outbursts

Scientists using Diamond Light Source have been investigating a form of ice, called a clathrate, to see what it can tell us about the history of water on Mars and how it may have helped to sculpt the Martian surface.

13 December 2018
Out-of-this-world conference lands in Oxford
Out-of-this-world conference lands in Oxford

The UK’s annual flagship space conference, STFC RAL Space’s Appleton Space Conference, was held on Thursday 6th December at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). The conference is a celebration of the UK’s latest advancements in space science and Earth observation.

13 December 2018
All I Want For Christmas Is – an LED Tree?!
All I Want For Christmas Is – an LED Tree?!

A team of apprentices have joined together for a fun and festive project, which allowed them to practise their problem-solving skills while spreading some Christmas cheer.

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