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Dinosaurs may have evolved from a ‘tiny bug slayer’

Added: 10 Jul 2020

New study suggests a miniaturised origin for some of the largest animals ever to live on Earth. Din…

Extinct Oligocene dolphins were apex predators

Added: 9 Jul 2020

A report in the journal Current Biology, offers a detailed description of the first nearly complete…

How the sparrow changed its tune

Added: 9 Jul 2020

Most bird species are slow to change their tune, preferring to stick with tried-and-true songs to d…

Your dog may be older than you think

Added: 8 Jul 2020

If there's one myth that has persisted through the years without much evidence, it's this: multiply…

Fighting E. coli with E. coli

Added: 7 Jul 2020

According to findings from a new gut-in-a-dish study published in mBio, Nissle, a strain of Escheri…

How we encode smell

Added: 6 Jul 2020

Neuroscientists describe for the first time how relationships between different odours are encoded …

Monitoring COVID-19 plasma viscosity

Added: 3 Jul 2020

A clinical viscosity diagnostic instrument is proving to be valuable in the research and treatment …

Instant diagnostic photonics scan for bladder cancer (BLC)

Added: 2 Jul 2020

Thousands of lives lost to bladder cancers each year could be saved thanks to a new scanner that us…

New method reveals how Parkinson's protein damages cell membranes

Added: 2 Jul 2020

In sufferers of Parkinson's disease, clumps of α-synuclein (alpha-synuclein), sometimes known as th…

First volunteer receives new Imperial COVID-19 vaccine

Added: 26 Jun 2020

The first healthy volunteer has received a new coronavirus vaccine developed by researchers led by …

UK Gov invests £400 million in innovation

Added: 26 Jun 2020

Seven major research and innovation projects across the UK have today (Friday 26 June) received ove…

New antiviral technology supports reusable COVID-19 facemasks

Added: 25 Jun 2020

Researchers from Freie Universität Berlin and ITA RWTH Aachen, two of the most recognised academic …

Human rights in biomedicine: action plan 2020-2025

Added: 25 Jun 2020

On 24 June 2020, in Strasbourg, the Bioethics Committee launched its new action plan on human right…

Honey, I shrunk the cell culture

Added: 24 Jun 2020

From ‘Fantastic Voyage’ to ‘Despicable Me’, shrink rays have been a science-fiction staple on scree…

Synthetic materials mimic living creatures

Added: 24 Jun 2020

Northwestern University researchers have developed a family of soft materials that imitates living …

Higher rates of severe COVID-19 in ethnic minorities remain unexplained

Added: 23 Jun 2020

Higher rates of severe COVID-19 infections among ethnic minorities are not explained by socioeconom…

First adjuvanted quadrivalent influenza vaccine receives EU approval

Added: 15 Jun 2020

The European Commission has now given regulatory approval for the first adjuvanted quadrivalent inf…

Webinar: Accepting animal-free bacterial endotoxin testing

Added: 15 Jun 2020

European, US, Japanese and Chinese pharmacopeia will include a synthetic substitute for horseshoe c…

Survival of coronavirus in different cities, on different surfaces

Added: 11 Jun 2020

One of the many questions researchers have about COVID-19 is how long the coronavirus causing the d…

Widespread facemask use could shrink the 'R' number and prevent a second COVID-19 wave

Added: 10 Jun 2020

Population-wide use of facemasks keeps the coronavirus 'reproduction number' under 1.0, and prevent…