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Novo Nordisk funds Oxford’s £115 million diabetes research centre

Added: 30 Jan 2017

Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk is to fund a £115 million diabetes research centre at Oxford un…


University fined £400k after caffeine experiment overdose

Added: 29 Jan 2017

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle has been fined £400,000 following a botched lab experime…

Process industry leaders applaud May industrial plan

Added: 23 Jan 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May’s 10 point plan for an overhaul of industrial strategy with a focus on s…

Smartphone DNA microscope

3D-printed smartphone microscope offers cost-effective DNA testing

Added: 22 Jan 2017

A team of researchers has created a 3D-printed smartphone microscope that could offer cost-effectiv…

The Stomacher 4500 has been specifically designed for large volume food safety testing

Council bars product return before safety tests complete

Added: 20 Jan 2017

Manufacturer Errington Cheese has been told it must put on hold plans to put two of its products ba…

A step toward renewable diesel

Engineers move a step closer to renewable diesel

Added: 18 Jan 2017

Chemical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have genetically reprogrammed…

Beth Thomas 23 Reactor Chemistry Engineer at EDF Energy

Report says demand for 142,000 new STEM posts spells jobs for the girls

Added: 18 Jan 2017

Nearly one in four of the 640,000-plus vacancies created in science, engineering and technology in …


Pumping iron could reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes

Added: 12 Jan 2017

Research by the University of British Columbia (UBC) suggests interval weight training can improve …


Urine test spells end to diet lies

Added: 11 Jan 2017

Scientists at three UK universities have invented a five minute urine test that can help doctors de…


Recycled CO2 method could lead to biofuel production

Added: 8 Jan 2017

Researchers at the University of California have developed a new method of converting CO2 into carb…

Nuclear waste

Manchester Uni makes nuclear waste recycling leap

Added: 2 Jan 2017

Researchers at the University of Manchester have used pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) …

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Next year’s Christmas presents could be mind-controlled

Added: 16 Dec 2016

The next generation of toys could be controlled with the mind and activated by the power of concent…

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Pfizer fined £84.2m for drug price hike

Added: 7 Dec 2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has fined pharmaceutical major Pfizer £84.2 million for…


Bristol uni develops nuclear battery ‘powered by waste’

Added: 30 Nov 2016

Researchers at the University of Bristol have created a nuclear-powered battery that uses nuclear w…

MIT drug delivery capsule

MIT creates long-term drug delivery capsule

Added: 28 Nov 2016

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital hav…

New report questions value of merging NHS labs

Added: 28 Nov 2016

Independent research organisation MindMetre has questioned the benefits of consolidating pathology …

Manchester Uni students

Manchester students scoop multiple awards for alcohol detection patch

Added: 24 Nov 2016

A team of students from the University of Manchester has been awarded a gold medal and the ‘Best Co…

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Autumn Statement confirms major Whitehall investment in STEM

Added: 23 Nov 2016

Chancellor Phillip Hammond has, as expected, delivered a raft of measures in his Autumn Statement d…

Graphene impression

Researchers create ‘scalable’ 2D nanomaterials

Added: 22 Nov 2016

A team of scientists from UCL, the University of Bristol, Cambridge Graphene Centre and École Polyt…

Nuclear waste

New nuclear waste disposal research ‘could save millions’

Added: 19 Nov 2016

A team of scientists has completed a body of research on radioactive isotopes, which could be used …