Stem cells to repair damaged tissue


Researchers have developed a method to grow stem cells that can repair damaged connective tissue.

Sour milk mystery unravelled


After 60 years of research, scientists have found the reason why milk turns sour when exposed to sunlight.

Bacteria in high resolution

Bacteria web

Scientists have captured the first high resolution X-ray image of living bacteria.

Origin of new lineages of human AIDS discovered


Two new lineages of the virus which causes AIDS have been found to originate from western lowland gorillas.

Funding for quantum engineer training

Funding for quantum engineers

Following the Chancellor’s budget announcement, the government is committing up to £15 million to train the next generation of quantum engineers.

Seeing real time bond formation


Researchers have visualised real time bond formation in an entire chemical reaction.

New molecule to slow Parkinson’s

Parkinson (Human brain) web

Scientists have designed a peptide that can slow down brain cell damage associated with Parkinson disease.

Budget 2015 – what it means for science

“Major investment in scientific infrastructure is very welcome and necessary"

In this year’s budget, Chancellor George Osborne pledged over £240 million of extra money for science and innovation and detailed how previously announced – unallocated – funds will be spent.

Neural signals of location recall

Brain web

Have you ever wondered how you know and remember routes that you’ve walked? Scientists have now tracked previously unrecorded brain signals associated with remembering locations.

“Future economic success depends on future scientific success”

2015 budget

This year’s budget – the last of the current government – has seen Chancellor George Osborne announce several changes in the areas of research funding, scientific institute freedoms, and postgraduate support.

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