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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…


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…


Coking-resistant catalyst fuels shale gas conversion method

Added: 5 Jan 2018

Researchers at University College London (UCL) and Tufts University have developed an alloy catalys…


Chemical looping technology transforms shale gas without emissions

Added: 3 Jan 2018

Engineers and scientists at Ohio State University have developed a method of converting shale gas a…

HSE to target food manufacturing ill health with unannounced inspections

Added: 2 Jan 2018

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will start making unannounced inspections of food manufacturi…


Eindhoven researchers develop micro-spectrometer to fit ‘inside a smartphone’

Added: 21 Dec 2017

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (EUT) have developed a micro-spectrometer they sa…

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Cavendish Nuclear wins £95m clean up contract with Sellafield

Added: 19 Dec 2017

Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a contract worth £95 million to support clean up at Sellafield n…


Fracking wastewater treatment could cost £1million per well in UK

Added: 18 Dec 2017

The treatment and disposal of fracking wastewater in the UK could cost between £100,000 and £1 mill…

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Machine learning algorithm could accelerate drug discovery

Added: 15 Dec 2017

A machine learning algorithm developed by an international team of researchers could be used to acc…

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Government invests £86m in nuclear fusion research

Added: 11 Dec 2017

The government has invested £86 million in the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) nuclear fusion …

HSE issued Crown Censure over burns injury at its Buxton lab

Added: 7 Dec 2017

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been issued a Crown Censure after a worker at its lab in …

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EPSRC invests £7m in materials research at SuperSTEM microscopy lab

Added: 4 Dec 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has invested £7 million in new equip…

MSD life sciences deal a ‘huge vote of confidence in industrial strategy’

Added: 28 Nov 2017

The government has said a deal to invest in life sciences research and development in the UK “repre…

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IET research shows majority of children see engineering as male profession

Added: 24 Nov 2017

Research by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) reveals only 9% of children aged be…


‘Light on science’ Budget includes £2.3bn investment for R&D

Added: 23 Nov 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Budget has promised an additional £2.3 billion for research and …


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…

Engineering firm sentenced over legionella risk at powder coating plant

Added: 17 Nov 2017

De-Met Colourcoat has been sentenced after failing to adequately control the risk of legionella bac…

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…