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Nine-point expert consensus plan to improve NHS

Added: 11 Nov 2020

A consensus panel of health experts has recommended a nine-point improvement plan that recommends t…

Self-watering soil could transform farming

Added: 9 Nov 2020

They say water is set to become more valuable than oil, with water scarcity becoming one of the mos…

Malaria test as simple as a bandage

Added: 5 Nov 2020

Testing for malaria could become as simple as putting on a bandage. That's the idea behind a platfo…

Do octopuses' arms have a mind of their own?

Added: 4 Nov 2020

Often described as aliens, octopuses are one of most unusual creatures on the planet, with three he…

An artificial cell on a chip

Added: 28 Oct 2020

Researchers at the University of Basel have developed a precisely controllable system for mimicking…

CRISPR vs COVID-19: the clues in our genes

Added: 28 Oct 2020

Does our genetic makeup make us more or less susceptible to COVID-19? Can genetic analysis help us …

New cancer drug for difficult tumour types

Added: 28 Oct 2020

A new drug designed to counter the effects of an important, but very hard to target, cancer mutatio…

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Arrive Safely at Space Station

Added: 19 Oct 2020

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and two Russian cosmonauts arrived aboard the International Space Statio…

Science and scientists held in high esteem across the globe

Added: 1 Oct 2020

As the world looks to scientists and the research and development process to bring new treatments a…

Machine Learning provides insight into cannabis strains

Added: 30 Sep 2020

Cannabis data lacking, but machine learning could help

THC and CBD; Anyone who has used, sold, stu…

Cannabis use for menopause symptom management

Added: 29 Sep 2020

As legislation relaxes regarding cannabis, it is being used to manage numerous chronic health condi…

Single-step 3D printing multimaterial microstructures

Added: 17 Sep 2020

Researchers have developed an automated 3D printing method that can produce multicolour 3D microstr…

Unravelling what makes memories so detailed and enduring

Added: 14 Sep 2020

In years to come, our personal memories of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be etched in our min…

Plant-based supercapacitor delivers 900 x energy efficiency

Added: 11 Sep 2020

In a new study, researchers at Texas A&M University have described their novel plant-based energy s…

New fossil ape discovered in India

Added: 9 Sep 2020

A 13-million-year-old fossil unearthed in northern India comes from a newly discovered ape, the ear…

Fungus leather: new front-runner for sustainable clothing material

Added: 9 Sep 2020

In a new review paper by the University of Vienna, Imperial College London, and RMIT University in …

Biomimicry informs better sensors: just add noise

Added: 4 Sep 2020

Adding noise to enhance a weak signal is a sensing phenomenon common in the animal world but unusua…

Reimagining the face mask: a design upgrade

Added: 4 Sep 2020

Imagine a reusable face mask that protects wearers and those around them from SARS-CoV-2, is comfor…

Elastic to kinetic energy conversion through biomimicry

Added: 4 Sep 2020

Venus flytraps do it, trap-jaw ants do it, and now materials scientists at the University of Massac…

Diabetes-in-a-dish model uncovers new insights

Added: 4 Sep 2020

Using cells taken from patients with type 2 diabetes and new techniques to convert them into specia…