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Judges announced for £4 million Longitude Prize for AI-assisted dementia technology

Added: 23 Jan 2023

Leading figures from academia, charities and medical institutions are among the judges chosen for t…

Virus

Aston claims genome breakthrough with computer modelling

Added: 22 Jan 2023

Aston University claims to have achieved the first reconstruction of a virus with its complete geno…

UK’s second largest biobank eyes 1 million samples in first year 

Added: 15 Jan 2023

BioGrad is set to open the country's second largest biobank facility within a £7.6 million investme…

NASA awaits return of landmark space experiments cargo

Added: 8 Jan 2023

Samples from pioneering experiments into radiation, hydroponics and bioprospecting in microgravity …

UK poised to be world-leading lab-grown meat producer, claims patent firm

Added: 17 Dec 2022

The United Kingdom is on course to play a major international role in the development of lab-grown …

Discovery Park unveils scheme to grow job opportunities 100% in a decade

Added: 11 Dec 2022

Discovery Park plans to double the number of jobs it provides to around 7,000 over the next decade.…

Start-up raises £0.5 million-plus towards hard tumour immunotherapy goal

Added: 27 Nov 2022

Start-up Neobe Therapeutics has raised £520K towards financing its endeavours to reduce barriers to…

Birmingham Uni institute’s Arlt to be new MRC London Institute Director

Added: 27 Nov 2022

Award-winning clinical endocrinologist Professor Wiebke Arlt will be the new Director of the Medica…

Data explosion threatens Catch 22 for pathogen research

Added: 20 Nov 2022

Science’s efforts to tackle the challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is being hampered by th…

Biotech innovators honoured at OBN 2022

Added: 20 Nov 2022

Rising stars of the biotech world were once again thrown in the spotlight at the annual OBN awards …

Heriot-Watt joint initiative to market medical design

Added: 14 Nov 2022

Heriot-Watt University and Technology Scotland will work together to boost access to sustainable me…

Swiss-UK deal eases EU Horizon disappointments

Added: 14 Nov 2022

Britain and Switzerland have sealed an agreement for collaboration on research and innovation proje…

The most detailed analysis of the human genome has been published by scientists

Global initiative aims to identify disease-linked genome variations

Added: 31 Oct 2022

A newly formed international collaborative science project created with the aim of identifying vari…

Quantum, click and evolution provide Nobel Science-winning ingredients 

Added: 6 Oct 2022

Quantum physics, click chemistry and evolutionary breakthroughs were the dominant themes for this y…

Vitae Three Minute Thesis victor is second Kingston Uni winner in a row

Added: 30 Sep 2022

Bioengineer Sadaf Akbari beat rivals from nearly 70 universities across the UK and Ireland to win a…

Biopharma lags in harnessing digitalisation suggests report

Added: 20 Aug 2022

A study of leading UK and Irish firms in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors reveals wide …

Polymers

Synthetic polymers offer means to bypass gene editing for biocatalysis

Added: 20 Aug 2022

Scientists believe they have found a way to improve the efficiency of biocatalysis by avoiding the …

MDC and ZEISS join forces to catapult complex medicine development

Added: 13 Aug 2022

Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) the not-for-profit organisation established by Innovate UK, has …

Oxford spin-out MiroBio bought by biopharma leader for £0.3 billion

Added: 5 Aug 2022

US biopharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences has sealed an agreement to purchase the Oxford Universit…

Fera Science launches £1million laboratory for insect bioconversion in York

Added: 5 Aug 2022

Agri-food and environmental science services Fera Science Ltd has opened a £1 million specialist in…