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Construction starts on Queen Mary University's 'Neuron Pod'

Added: 16 May 2018

Construction has begun on ‘Neuron Pod’ – a 23-metre long free-standing structure which will be used…

Chemical fingerprinting is being used to combat food fraud

Engineering body funding for Liverpool University research tops £3 million

Added: 27 Mar 2018

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded the University of Liverp…

Is there a risk in being a beach bum?

Added: 22 Mar 2018

A recent study looking at the gut bacteria of surfers has given good reason for concern over the po…

UK pharma and biotech patent applications soar

Added: 13 Mar 2018

UK applications for pharmaceutical and biotech patents recorded the second highest rise in percenta…

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Chemistry failing in battle for STEM recruits warns industry survey

Added: 15 Feb 2018

Shortcomings in academic teaching are making it harder to recruit STEM students as professional che…

Boom year for UK life science investment

Added: 8 Feb 2018

An analysis of investment in life sciences in European capital cities has shown London raised the m…

HEFCE money to enable Southampton to share UK photonics skills

Added: 25 Jan 2018

Southampton university has received £0.2 million from the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) …

Chemical fingerprinting is being used to combat food fraud

China assumes lead in science and tech research paper output

Added: 25 Jan 2018

China has overtaken the USA as the world’s leading producer of scientific and technological researc…

Laboratories need to be safe, whilst enabling researcher to achieve their potential

The value of medical research is: 25 pence (for every pound, for ever)

Added: 17 Jan 2018

A decade-long study by Brunel University claims to have an answer to the question that has taxed ac…

BBI’s purchase of Maine Biotechnology Services adds 80 antibodies to portfolio

Added: 17 Jan 2018

Cardiff-based BBI Solutions has added more than 80 antibodies to its product portfolio following th…

Research

Pfizer cuts neuroscience research into Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases

Added: 11 Jan 2018

Drug giant Pfizer’s announcement that it will withdraw from neuroscience research into products aim…

Optimising the proof test burden

Added: 23 Dec 2017

Asset owners and operators are continuously being driven by the regulators to demonstrate that the …

Graduates

STEM grads more likely to be out of work says CIPD report

Added: 17 Nov 2017

Young people who study STEM subjects have the highest rate of graduate unemployment immediately aft…

Lab technologist wins IET Apprentice of the Year

Added: 16 Nov 2017

The IET has awarded its Apprentice of the Year prize to manufacturing laboratory technologist Magda…

UK and EU chemical bodies demand sector guarantees against no-deal withdrawal

Added: 14 Nov 2017

British and Europe-wide chemical industry associations have issued a joint statement calling on the…

Microorganisms adhere to surfaces, grow, and multiply to form a colony of cells

Life sciences in Scotland warns of increasing uncertainty for sector

Added: 10 Nov 2017

Life science companies in Scotland are facing increasing uncertainty because of lack of clarity abo…

Uni team aims to extract instant materials ‘recipes’ from research papers

Added: 7 Nov 2017

Researchers from three universities are working on a new artificial intelligence system that will d…

Global CIOs say IT education inadequate for workplace

Added: 7 Nov 2017

More than 90% of global bosses surveyed believe the education system fails to provide the necessary…

Measuring marine fuel water content

Added: 27 Oct 2017

It accounts for more than 50% of a container ships operating costs, so it pays to ensure marine fue…

IET unveils apprenticeship and Forces awards shortlist

Added: 2 Oct 2017

An army sergeant whose innovative airplane runway achieved cost savings of 80% and an apprentice wh…