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Pistoia initiative seeks to counter slow take-up of animal free testing

Added: 13 Jul 2024

More than three quarters of R&D respondents to a new survey by the global Pistoia Alliance say they…

RSB and Pirbright launch new biorisk professional registration scheme

Added: 13 Jul 2024

The Royal Society of Biology and the Pirbright Institute have launched a new professional registrat…

Frogs’ secret defence leaves would-be predators stuck for answers

Added: 13 Jul 2024

Notorious for their ability to produce defensive toxins, frogs can also employ another, less well-k…

Just one week to beat Lab Awards' 19 July deadline!

Added: 11 Jul 2024

The final opportunity to take part in the premier awards for the UK and Ireland’s laboratory profes…

Vallance assumes key science ministerial role

Added: 7 Jul 2024

Former chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has joined the newly elected Labour administra…

Smart clothes are the new cutting edge of physio tech

Added: 7 Jul 2024

Smart phones and watches may have met their match from a surprising source when it comes to trackin…

Government urged to put clinical signup on NHS app

Added: 7 Jul 2024

Labour must include a clinical trials option for patients as part of its commitment to extend the s…

Six pioneers shortlisted for £350,000 AF Harvey prize

Added: 1 Jul 2024

Six leading international researchers have been shortlisted as nominees for the Institution of Engi…

No weekend City breaks with AI warns Harari

Added: 1 Jul 2024

‘Pulling the plug’ on AI development would be no more possible than preventing the emergence of oxy…

New chemosensor offers chance for battery free remote lactic testing

Added: 24 Jun 2024

Lactic acid testing for healthcare and in professional sports could be rendered cheaper and more ef…

SME-university collaboration ‘backbone’ of UK growth, warns NCUB chief

Added: 23 Jun 2024

Partnerships between universities and SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) are the ‘backbone’ …

Welcome for Euro IVD amendment

Added: 23 Jun 2024

EU action to avoid an impending compliance deadline for manufacturers causing a widespread shortage…

Machine learning offers means to raise accuracy of cancer analysis

Added: 11 Jun 2024

AI collaborators in Britain and the UK have developed a computer system that they say can spot canc…

New test could prevent major cause of sudden child deaths  

Added: 11 Jun 2024

A new test designed to measure blood proteins could detect the presence of a serious heart conditio…

Seaweed-to-packaging spinout scoops £4million-plus private investment 

Added: 9 Jun 2024

Bath university spinout Kelpi has secured £4.35 million in funding from a slew of City firms to lau…

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Light technology ‘may offer sustainable AMR solution’ 

Added: 9 Jun 2024

New technology pioneered by an Italian company working with University of Birmingham scientists cou…

Like humans, LLMs are irrational but in different ways

Added: 9 Jun 2024

A study of several of the best-known large language models appears to confirm that, like humans, th…

Biobased building materials may be less sustainable than concrete, study suggests

Added: 3 Jun 2024

Mycelium composites made from fungi and agricultural residue, can have a bigger environmental impac…

Bruntwood scheme promises top level support to life science innovators

Added: 3 Jun 2024

Bruntwood SciTech has launched a new programme with significant government funding to provide suppo…

Data shows higher heart failure death risk for ethnic minorities

Added: 3 Jun 2024

Analysis of nearly 17,000 patients’ data reveals ethnic minority patients with heart failure have a…