Computational modelling explains why blues and greens are brightest colours in nature

Researchers have shown why intense, pure red colours in nature are mainly produced by pigments, instead of the structural colour that produces bright blue and

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 11, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: chemistry photonics colour

Antibody designed to recognise pathogens of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have found a way to design an antibody that can identify the toxic particles that destroy healthy brain cells – a potential advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease chemistry neuroscience dementia

AI learns the language of chemistry to predict how to make medicines

Researchers have designed a machine learning algorithm that predicts the outcome of chemical reactions with much higher accuracy than trained chemists and suggests ways to make complex molecules, removing a significant hurdle in drug discovery.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 3, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: advanced-materials physics chemistry drug-discovery artificial-intelligence pharmaceutical

Women in STEM: Josie Gaynord

Josie Gaynord is  PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry under the supervision of Professor David Spring. Her research looks at one of the biggest problems threatening global public health: antimicrobial resistance, or AMR. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 4, 2019 ~3 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  antibiotic  chemistry

Cause of hardening of the arteries – and potential treatment – identified

A team of UK scientists have identified the mechanism behind hardening of the arteries, and shown in animal studies that a generic medication normally used to treat acne could be an effective treatment for the condition.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 11, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: spotlight-on-innovation chemistry health drug-discovery artery medical

Cambridge receives new funding to support PhD students in science and engineering

The University of Cambridge has received new government and industrial funding to support at least 350 PhD students over the next eight years, via the creation of new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 4, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: engineering physics chemistry phd centre-for-doctoral-training-cdt

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