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One drug to treat them all: towards a 'master' coronavirus treatment

Added: 22 Jul 2021

Researchers seek and find that precious drug-binding pocket that is so essential to the coronavirus…

Demystifying plant biostimulants for selection based on crop growing goals

Added: 16 Jul 2021

Plant biostimulants have now been categorised by into eight classes based on their modes of action.…

Unlocking the value of data in Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN)

Added: 16 Jul 2021

Pharma companies, personnel involved in data standards, and ELN (electronic notebook) vendors are b…

New report recommends antibody testing within the Covid-19 vaccination programme

Added: 8 Jul 2021

Antibody testing can be used to identify the minority of people who have a sub-optimal response to …

Real milk, real cheese - no cows required

Added: 8 Jul 2021

Will 'animal-free' AI driven processing replace 'plant-based' dairy products? An Israeli start-up i…

Breakthrough for tracking RNA with fluorescence

Added: 7 Jul 2021

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in developing a method to …

Tissue autografting turns pulp fiction into pulp reality

Added: 6 Jul 2021

One of the most challenging medical conditions is serious loss of tissue. Unlike certain animals, h…

Researchers reduce severity of sleep apnoea by at least 30 per cent

Added: 5 Jul 2021

Imagine waking up a hundred times every night not being able to breathe! Believe it or not, data su…

Rapid sampling to support local communities in a time of great need

Added: 5 Jul 2021

When disaster strikes, even a team of environmental chemists simply doing what they do best but doi…

Olympic Games highlights global inequity in COVID-19 vaccination progress

Added: 5 Jul 2021

With the rescheduled 2020 Olympic games set for July and August this year, the low vaccination rate…

New dipping solution turns the whole fish into valuable food

Added: 16 Jun 2021

When herring are filleted, more than half their weight becomes a low-value ‘side stream’ that never…

Women in STEM see equality slip during the pandemic

Added: 11 Jun 2021

Despite some good work over the years, it has become apparent that there is yet more work to be don…

Free webinar: Testing imported pets to mitigate emerging disease threats

Added: 9 Jun 2021

With the demand for pets rising dramatically over lockdown, and the number of illegal imports keepi…

Electron microscopy just became a thousand times more efficient

Added: 3 Jun 2021

Imaging a million samples a second to make electron microscopy a thousand times more efficient, the…

Staying ahead of the bacteria: A new weapon in the anti-bacterial arms race

Added: 1 Jun 2021

In the perpetual arms races between bacteria and human-made antibiotics, there is a new tool to giv…

Are UK Zoos putting the Con in Conservation?

Added: 27 May 2021

A shocking new report published by Born Free highlights that the majority of species found in the U…

UKRI funding to bring the public into the heart of five research projects

Added: 27 May 2021

UK Research and Innovation is encouraging people from across the UK to actively contribute to five …

The first frost is the deepest - understanding the biochemical flowering brake in plants

Added: 17 May 2021

The first frost of autumn may be grim for gardeners but the latest evidence reveals it is a profoun…

How moths find their flame - genetics of mate attraction discovered

Added: 14 May 2021

Biologists have discovered the gene controlling the mating preference of male European corn borer m…

3D-printed hydrogels with improved tunable properties

Added: 14 May 2021

The design of 3D-printable seaweed hydrogels that use multiple interpenetrating networks to enable …