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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…

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…

Pearson NFT plan eyes new revenue stream from secondhand science book sales

Added: 5 Aug 2022

Pearson is seeking to solve a problem that has dogged science publishers for years: how do you make…

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…

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…

Aniline breakthrough promises cleaner, greener production

Added: 24 Jul 2022

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

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…

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…

Quanta’s dialysis system wins 2022 MacRobert Award

Added: 13 Jul 2022

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

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 …

Lack of sustained hypertension treatment undermines health objectives

Added: 9 Jul 2022

Discontinued hypertension treatment in some of the world’s leading middle-income nations is a signi…

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…

Polymers

Leading chemical and utility firms join RSC polymer sustainability task force

Added: 3 Jul 2022

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has announced four leading industry recruits have joined its S…

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…

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…

Multimillion pound grant aims to find MND treatment ‘in years, not decades’

Added: 25 Jun 2022

Specialists at six UK universities will share a £4.25 million grant to develop collaborative effort…

Pistoia Alliance announces first female president

Added: 25 Jun 2022

Pistoia Alliance, the global body which promotes non-competitive R&D collaboration among leading li…

Juice derivative hailed as first major advance in dialysis tech for decades

Added: 18 Jun 2022

A disposable fluid cartridge system designed for orange juice and repurposed for dialysis is one of…