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Horsemeat scandal - food fraud

Biosensor identifies horse meat adulteration within one hour

Added: 12 Sep 2017

Researchers at the University of Madrid have developed an electrochemical biosensor designed to det…

Ian Kenyon

UK Research and Innovation hires CFO to help deliver UK industrial strategy

Added: 10 Sep 2017

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has appointed Ian Kenyon to the newly created role of chief finan…


Machine learning mobile microscope measures air quality

Added: 10 Sep 2017

Researchers at UCLA have developed what they say is a cost-effective mobile microscope designed to …


Researchers develop smartphone app to measure heart health

Added: 10 Sep 2017

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have created an app designed to measure the h…

UTA MasSpec Pen

Handheld device identifies cancer within ten seconds

Added: 7 Sep 2017

A handheld device created by scientists at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) can identify can…

EU/UK flags

Science collaboration with EU ‘crucial’ after Brexit, says David Davis

Added: 6 Sep 2017

Brexit secretary David Davis said it is “crucial” the UK collaborates with its European partners on…

raman spectroscopy

Agilent acquires spectroscopy firm Cobalt Light Systems for £40m

Added: 22 Aug 2017

Analytical lab business Agilent has acquired UK-based Raman spectroscopy firm Cobalt Light Systems …

Scientists reveal it’s raining diamonds on Neptune

Added: 21 Aug 2017

While the earth has experienced freak rainstorms of fish, frogs and even golfballs, its sister plan…

solar cells

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…

Song Lin

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…

gold golden bar

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 …


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…

Nuclear fuel rods, Sellafield, UK

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…

Laboratory contamination

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…


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…

GSK Ware

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…

Nuclear power SMRs

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…