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Astronomers apply their skills to cancer research

You might not think that studying the universe could benefit research into serious illnesses like cancer, but Durham’s astronomers have joined forces with cancer researchers to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Astronomy cancer research homepage

Game Changer

A fast-paced, extra-curricular innovation programme using Design Thinking to find solutions to challenges presented by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): This is Game Changer.
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Developed in Durham: Magnitude Biosciences

Magnitude Biosciences is a specialist Contract Research Organisation (CRO) founded in 2018 as a Durham university spin out by life sciences expert Dr David Weinkove and physicist Dr Christopher Saunter.
Magnitude BioSciences team

Counting down to the COP26 climate change summit

Welcome to the first in our monthly ‘Countdown to COP’ series, where we will be exploring climate change research, events and expertise across our University ahead of the next COP climate change summit in November.
Wind turbines against a blue sky reflected in ground water

Endurance got us through multiple lockdowns, and it'll help us coming out of the pandemic too

In this article, Dr Felix Ringel, from our Department of Anthropology, comments on how the creative responses whilst adapting during the pandemic could be carried over into a post-pandemic future.
Endurance got us through multiple lockdowns

Developed in Durham: Sphera

Founded in September 2019 by three PhD students, Sphera is Durham University’s first student spinout.
Sphera co-founders

Meet the dogs that can sniff out Covid-19

Asher may just look like a cute cuddly dog but he is much more than that. He, along with some of his canine friends, have been trained to sniff out Covid-19 in people and the initial results show they can do it very reliably.
COVID-19 dog Asher

Creating a tranquil place for critically ill patients

We’re working with a local hospital to create an intensive care garden for critically ill patients and their relatives.
James Cook garden

Supporting business through astronomy

Durham’s astronomers and cosmologists are increasingly sharing their knowledge and expertise to support business. From washing powder to x-ray machines, our experts are helping to improve products for customers and enhance research and development in industry.
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