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Bird flight secret offers aircraft design breakthrough

Added: 18 Feb 2020

A team of scientists and engineers have gained new insight in the aerodynamics of gliding birds – s…

Molecular clues to long-term memory storage

Added: 14 Jan 2020

A new study could shed light on the molecular changes behind the memory storage process – specifica…

NHS must research more for patient safety

Added: 8 Jan 2020

A New report from The Academy of Medical Sciences suggests that patient care is in jeopardy because…

New crop antibiotics – without damaging the environment

Added: 9 Dec 2019

UK scientists think they have a new way to protect crops from a widespread and devastating bacteria…

Bioimaging collaboration takes on viral disease

Added: 9 Dec 2019

A new institute collaboration will allow scientists to study viral diseases in greater detail.

Quantum physics AI speeds up drug discovery

Added: 9 Dec 2019

An international collaboration has seen a team using Artificial Intelligence normally used to predi…

E.coli engineered to consume CO2

Added: 28 Nov 2019

Synthetic biologists have engineered an autotrophic form of bacteria.

Ethiopian ponds too extreme even for microbes

Added: 25 Nov 2019

European biologists have confirmed the one place on Earth where conditions are too extreme for life…

Curiosity rover reveals oxygen spikes on Mars

Added: 15 Nov 2019

Readings from NASA’s Curiosity rover have revealed a surprising jump in oxygen in the Martian atmos…

Ultra-fine particles linked to brain cancer

Added: 14 Nov 2019

Air pollution nanoparticles have been linked to brain cancer for the first time.

AMR Centre nominates MBL inhibitor

Added: 11 Nov 2019

The AMR Centre has nominated a preclinical candidate molecule for its programme to overcome resista…

Wellcome leads genome-mapping project

Added: 8 Nov 2019

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is among 10 organisations that are part of a project to map genomes o…

11,000 scientists declare climate emergency

Added: 6 Nov 2019

More than 11,000 scientist signatories support new a paper warning of “untold human suffering” that…

Mogrify raises $16M for cell therapy

Added: 18 Oct 2019

Biotechnology company Mogrify has raised an additional $16 million to develop its cell therapy prog…

Wellcome Trust on the hunt for best public engagement

Added: 16 Oct 2019

The Wellcome Trust has launched an initiative to find the best examples of public engagement projec…

ESA opens calls for ISS lab upgrade

Added: 14 Oct 2019

The European Space Agency is looking for industry help to upgrade the Columbus laboratory aboard th…

Microscopic ‘mold pigs’ may represent new phylum

Added: 9 Oct 2019

Fossils preserved in amber reveal a new family, genus, species and possibly phylum of micro inverte…

Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded for cell research

Added: 7 Oct 2019

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to three researchers for their discoveri…

AMR threat found in urban beaches

Added: 2 Oct 2019

An Australian study has found elevated levels of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ABR) in public beac…

SERC experiments show CO2 stunts wetlands

Added: 27 Sep 2019

While CO2 is essential for plant growth, excessive CO2 in the atmosphere is stunting growth in mars…