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Designs for Life

"Designs for Life" is an art/science collaboration, funded by The Wellcome Trust, and co-ordinated by The Oxford Trust in collaboration with Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire Womens Institute and Oxford and Cherwell Valley College.

The project was launched on 2nd March 2006 when groups from the Womens Institute worked on ideas for the pieces in response to discussion and debate about the study of diseases, drug development and environmental health relating to the biosciences researched at the Diamond Light Source.

Hugo Brunner, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire (pictured in the centre) is also lending his support to the project

(c) Diamond Light Source Limited

About Diamond Light Source

Diamond Light Source is the largest UK science project for 30 years. The new synchrotron facility is under construction in South Oxfordshire, and scheduled to open in early 2007…

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About Designs for Life

Designs for Life will consist of 30 panels in total…

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HIV AIDS

HIV AIDS

HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system…

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Cancer

Cancer

Rates of breast cancer in the UK are still rising despite much better prognosis and treatment, with around 40,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed each…

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Dementia

Dementia

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person's memory and ability to learn, reason and…

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Diffraction Patterns

Diffraction Patterns

A diffraction pattern is caused when a beam of light bends around an obstruction. By observing these patterns, it is possible to analyse the structure of microscopic particles…

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DNA Fingerprint

DNA Fingerprint

DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) contains the genetic instructions for the biological development of each cell within a person's body. All known cellular life and some viruses contain…

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Environment and Allergic Diseases

Environment and Allergic Diseases

Pollution is not only bad for the environment, but it can have serious effects on human health. Chronic conditions such as asthma can be worsened by environmental pollution…

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Influenza Virus

Influenza Virus

Influenza is a viral disease, symptoms are similar to those of a cold, aching muscles, headaches, fever, high temperature but are usually much worse leaving the sufferer bed ridden for several days. In certain individuals such as the elderly, and…

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Foot and Mouth

Foot and Mouth

Foot and mouth disease is a devastating disease that affects farm livestock, including pigs and cows. The disease is extremely contagious and spreads…

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Malaria

Malaria

Malaria causes around 2.5 million deaths around the world every year, most of them in children under…

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Molecular Structures

Molecular Structures

A drug is made up of several elements, usually carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. These elements are stuck together by bonds in various ways and quantities to make up each specific drug…

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures of the hip, spine, and…

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Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis

Using sunlight to power our homes and offices is still largely a dream since solar cells remain inefficient and expensive…

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