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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…

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Siemens and Museum of Science and Industry ink three-year STEM deal

Added: 30 Oct 2017

Siemens and the Museum of Science and Industry have announced a partnership designed to promote car…

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Anti-ageing ‘mathematically impossible’, researchers say

Added: 30 Oct 2017

It is “mathematically impossible” to stop ageing in multicellular organisms like humans, according …

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New nuclear skills academy chief to start in December as Llewellyn departs

Added: 27 Oct 2017

Jo Tipa, operations manager at the National Skills Academy Nuclear (NSAN), has been appointed as ma…

Researcher in the Crick Lab © Fiona Hanson

Government announces £17m for life sciences and mental health

Added: 26 Oct 2017

The UK government has announced £17 million of new funding to help life sciences firms discover new…

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Health impact of coal power up to 100 times greater than fracking, finds study

Added: 24 Oct 2017

The lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times…

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EPSRC rebrands lab facilities group to reflect ‘national importance’

Added: 23 Oct 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has rebranded its Mid-Range Faciliti…

Chemicals giant Bayer sells seeds business to BASF for €5.9bn

Added: 13 Oct 2017

German chemicals manufacturer Bayer has sold a number of its crop seeds business units to BASF for …

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Tomorrow’s Engineers launches skills partnership for English schools

Added: 12 Oct 2017

Tomorrow’s Engineers and education provider STEM Learning have launched a skills partnership design…

Antibiotics

Quantum dots trigger antibiotic treatment boost, research finds

Added: 5 Oct 2017

Research by the University of Colorado at Boulder suggests light-activated nanoparticles could be u…

UKOOG: ‘Scottish Government fracking ban harms economy and environment’

Added: 3 Oct 2017

The chief executive of trade body UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) has condemned the Scottish Governm…

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…

Brain microchip

Oxford University scientists create ‘brain-like’ microchip

Added: 29 Sep 2017

A team of researchers at the University of Oxford has created a microchip designed to mimic the way…

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University researcher receives over $6 million to develop trivalent Ebola vaccine

Added: 29 Sep 2017

A researcher at the University of Hawaii has received over $6 million (£4.5m) to develop an Ebola v…

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Filter removes almost all bacteria from contaminated water, research suggests

Added: 28 Sep 2017

A filter developed by researchers at Swansea University is designed to remove more than 90% of hydr…

French environmental testing group buys PARC laboratory

Added: 20 Sep 2017

UK environmental testing laboratory PARC Ltd (Product Assessment and Reliability Centre) has been b…

Growth of Edwards Lifesciences requires $100 million campus renovation

Added: 19 Sep 2017

Edwards Lifesciences, designers and manufacturers of the Sapien Transcatheter Heart Valve - the fir…

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Tattoo ink travels through the body in nano-form, scientists reveal

Added: 17 Sep 2017

Researchers at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) have discovered tattoo ink travel…