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Manchester Uni swaps polymers for polystyrene in solar cells development

Added: 18 Aug 2017

Researchers at the University of Manchester are using polystyrene as opposed to polymers in an effo…

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Chemists use electricity to manufacture more environmentally friendly drugs

Added: 13 Aug 2017

Researchers at Cornell University say electrochemistry could be used to manufacture drugs in a more…

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Scientists make golden discovery that could improve cancer treatment

Added: 11 Aug 2017

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have discovered that small amounts of gold could be used …

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Synthetic biology start-ups doubled every five years in UK

Added: 10 Aug 2017

The number of synthetic biology start-ups in the UK between 2000 and 2016 has doubled every five ye…

Eurofins’ new £4 million laboratory brings testing under one roof

Added: 4 Aug 2017

Work has finished on Eurofins’ new high-tech laboratory site for testing water and pharmaceutical p…

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Government hands Amec Foster Wheeler £2.9m nuclear research contract

Added: 3 Aug 2017

The government has appointed Amec Foster Wheeler to lead a £2.9 million nuclear power research prog…

Prototype of a quantum processor.

Innovate UK and EPSRC make £9m available for quantum research

Added: 31 Jul 2017

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have announced £9 mi…

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Reduced demand prompts closure of Staffordshire’s council-run laboratory

Added: 31 Jul 2017

One of the last local authority-run laboratories in England is to be closed with the loss of 16 pos…

Olympus competition to celebrate best light microscopy images

Added: 27 Jul 2017

Optics manufacturer Olympus is inviting entries for its annual Image of the Year European Life Scie…

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Government launches first phase of £246m battery technology challenge

Added: 25 Jul 2017

The government has announced the launch of a £246 million fund designed to establish the UK as a wo…

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GSK pulls out of Ulverston biopharma plans amid major manufacturing shake-up

Added: 19 Jul 2017

Pharmaceutical giant GSK has announced plans to overhaul its manufacturing network in the UK, but s…

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Complexity of UK withdrawing from Euratom made clear by European Commission

Added: 16 Jul 2017

The complexity of the UK withdrawing from Euratom has been made clear by the latest European Commis…

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£138m investment to strengthen research-business partnerships

Added: 16 Jul 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has announced two funding initiative…

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Government commits £100 million-plus for space science

Added: 13 Jul 2017

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has announced government funding of £99 million for a …

Google honours 'mother of vodka' and STEM heroine

Added: 10 Jul 2017

Google has used its famous daily doodle illustration to mark the anniversary of a remarkable 18th c…

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ABPI chief backs call to collaborate with EU on life sciences

Added: 5 Jul 2017

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has backed a call by Jeremy Hunt and …

Consortium wins £1million to develop new family of antibiotics

Added: 5 Jul 2017

Innovate UK has awarded nearly £1million in funding to a consortium developing a platform for the p…

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Government invests £100m to attract highly skilled scientists

Added: 4 Jul 2017

The UK government has announced a £100 million fund to attract highly skilled scientists from “emer…

Skills shortage ‘costs UK industry £2 billion a year’

Added: 3 Jul 2017

Britain’s burgeoning skills shortage is already costing the country £2 billion in recruitment costs…

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Government commits to nuclear fusion research post-Brexit

Added: 29 Jun 2017

The UK government has committed to funding nuclear fusion research alongside the European Union unt…