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Diamond will shed light

20th July 2006

20072006_cells1.jpgNew Year 2007 will see the arrival of the Diamond synchrotron, a particle accelerator, in Oxfordshire.

The £250m machine is designed to help scientists peer in more detail than ever before at the fine structure of cells. Most of the funding for the machine has come from the government while the research charity the Wellcome Trust is providing the rest. Josep Sulé-Suso, a cancer doctor at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, plans to use Diamond to study the way lung cancer cells react to drugs. "It has huge potential" he said.

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Title: Diamond will shed light
Author: Sue Knights
Article Id: 545
Date Added: 20th Jul 2006

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