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Proteus Project Develops New Lung Probe

Proteus, the interdisciplinary research team comprised of researchers from Edinburgh, Bath and Heriot-Watt Universities, has developed a new probe for identifying bacterial infection inside the lungs.

The technique uses a probe within the lung itself to investigate and identify potential infections. Current procedures require samples to be sent to labs for analysis, which can take weeks. The system developed by Proteus can provide results instantly. The same technique could even be adapted for use in other parts of the body.

Chancellor’s Award for Research

Professor Polly Arnold is the recipient of this year's Chancellor's Award for Research.

The award recognises her exceptional work in the chemistry of bonding and reactivity in new compounds.

Established in 2003, the Chancellor’s Awards now reward staff in four categories for teaching, research, impact and showing great potential in early career research. The awards were given at a gala dinner at the Palace of Holyrood House.

Edinburgh Helium Capture Goes Live!

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.