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Authenticating historic manuscripts can be a complicated and at times destructive process, with parts of the paper or ink damaged. However, a cross-disciplinary team of researchers from the University of Glasgow have found a novel way to accurately authenticate ancient documents in a minimally destructive way.

Ever wondered what the plants growing in your garden look like beneath the soil? A new website, launched by University of Nottingham, aims to demystify the “hidden half” of familiar plants with the help of technology more commonly associated with hospitals.

The report of a strategic review of bioimaging in the UK is published today and will help stakeholders understand the key priorities within BBSRC’s bioimaging portfolio and will inform BBSRC’s strategy in this area. Imaging is now the dominant form of analysis of molecules, cells, and tissues across the Life Sciences. Imaging of biological samples, or bioimaging, is an area of significant interest for BBSRC as bioimaging technologies cut across all areas of BBSRC’s remit, and operates at all scales.