Animal research plays an essential role in our understanding of health and disease and in the development of modern medicine and surgical techniques. As part of our commitment to openness, this film examines how mice are helping the fight against cancer. It takes a in-depth look at the facilities in which they are housed, exploring issues of animal welfare and the search for replacements.
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Cambridge Shorts allows University of Cambridge researchers to work with artists and filmmakers to make films that are creative accessible and engaging. Researchers at an early stage of their career were selected through a competitive application process and funded to commission a filmmaker to make a short film about their research. Films were put together through a process of discussion and exchange of ideas to ensure both the integrity of the research was maintained and that ideas and themes were explored creatively and imaginatively.
Cambridge University's Under the Microscope is a collection of videos that capture glimpses of the natural and man-made world in stunning close-up and convey the excitement of cutting-edge science in areas that range from beetle eyes to killer T-cells, from nano-wires to fish skeletons.