If you visited our Chemistry NMR facility last week, you would have noticed extensive new copper piping decorating the rooms. Nope, it is not Scotch whisky, but helium (He) that gently (during a normal operation) or intensely (during the refills) flows through them towards a large yellow balloon, where it is stored temporarily before being compressed into gas cylinders.
Congratulations to three researchers from the Lloyd-Jones group for their recent successes at scientific meetings.
Congratulations to Prof. Paul Barlow and Dr Andy Herbert who are scientific co-founders of Gemini Therapeutics, a new medical therapeutics company that is developing treatments for a common cause of blindness - age-related macular degeneration. The company has just announced $42.5 million of venture capital investment.
Dr Stephen Moggach has been featured in an article about the Diamond Light Source in Chemistry World.
The article highlights the diverse science taking place at the facility and includes a description of Stephen's research and how the Diamond facility helps him.
A paper co-authored by Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones has shown how gold nanoparticles could be used to release drugs inside tumours.
The research has been widely reported on, with articles appearing on the BBC and various national and international newspapers as well as coverage on Radio and TV.