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Fera Science launches £1million laboratory for insect bioconversion in York

Added: 5 Aug 2022

Agri-food and environmental science services Fera Science Ltd has opened a £1 million specialist in…

Oxford spin-out MiroBio bought by biopharma leader for £0.3 billion

Added: 5 Aug 2022

US biopharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences has sealed an agreement to purchase the Oxford Universit…

Strathclyde tumour testing tool aims to boost experimentation 50 times

Added: 31 Jul 2022

Testing on solid tumour samples could be increased 50 times, say scientists led by the University o…

BHF awards team £30 million to develop injectable heart cure

Added: 29 Jul 2022

Research team CureHeart has won the £30 million Big Beat Challenge to develop its injectable cure f…

Protein

Life sciences leap forward as AlphaFold shares the ‘protein universe’

Added: 29 Jul 2022

AlphaFold, the artificial intelligence programme created by AI group Deep Mind has released its pre…

Non-consensual citizen science?

Added: 24 Jul 2022

Russ Swan ponders the non-consensual extraction of biological information from public social images…

Aniline breakthrough promises cleaner, greener production

Added: 24 Jul 2022

A ‘cleaner, greener’ method of producing anilines – frequently used in the production of manufactur…

Genetic link between Alzheimer’s Disease and gut disorders

Added: 24 Jul 2022

Gut disorders may indicate a greater risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, concludes research…

Younger men should drink one third of women’s recommended alcohol intake, warns study

Added: 24 Jul 2022

New advice on the health dangers of alcohol challenges popular assumptions as to which groups are u…

In silico study sheds light on elephants’ cancer resistance

Added: 17 Jul 2022

Elephants’ ability to combat cancer could help develop treatments in humans and also bolster conser…

Quanta’s dialysis system wins 2022 MacRobert Award

Added: 13 Jul 2022

Quanta Dialysis Technologies’ compact dialysis machine that helped revolutionise kidney treatment h…

Portable spectroscopy: Taking the spectrometer to the sample

Added: 10 Jul 2022

There are times when it just isn’t efficient enough to send samples to the lab for testing. Richard…

Arboreal anural amphibians amaze academics

Added: 9 Jul 2022

A study intended to track tree-dwelling mammal species has uncovered a surprise occupant in the bra…

Time for masks not musical chairs, health secretary told

Added: 9 Jul 2022

Incoming health secretary Steve Barclay has been urged to reintroduce the wearing of facemasks and …

NI trade row halts 115 EU research grants for UK

Added: 6 Jul 2022

The long-running row between Westminster and Brussels over the Northern Ireland protocol has led to…

Innovations in geodetics for environmental research

Added: 4 Jul 2022

From coastal landslide modelling to mapping geological hazards, monitoring active lava domes and bi…

RSPB report criticises poor regulation of 150 pesticides

Added: 3 Jul 2022

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has attacked current risk assessments for chem…

Turning drought into opportunity

Added: 30 Jun 2022

Mineral physics can help provide a solution to water shortage and its applications may not be limit…

Cambridge’s ninth fund underlines place as UK uni spin-outs investment leader

Added: 26 Jun 2022

Cambridge University has cemented its standing as the UK leader for university spin-outs with the f…

COP president Sharma hails Africa cold chain initiative

Added: 26 Jun 2022

Cabinet minister and COP26 president Alok Sharma has voiced his support for a UK-backed African ini…