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‘Potash price rise undermines global food security’ warning

Added: 25 Feb 2024

Rising prices for potash across the globe are creating a threat to the level of global food securit…

AMSBIO to make double offer award for 2024

Added: 28 Jan 2024

AMSBIO has doubled its travel grant award scheme to offer two bursaries to young scientists attendi…

Flower power inspires drug cell breakthrough

Added: 4 Dec 2023

Bath university scientists have borrowed from nature to develop more stable versions of proteins an…

AI ‘nearly twice as accurate’ as biopsies at grading some sarcomas

Added: 6 Nov 2023

Tests comparing artificial intelligence and standard biopsies revealed that AI had an 86% greater s…

Relief from scientific community greets Horizon Europe deal

Added: 8 Sep 2023

UK readmission to Horizon Europe and the Copernicus programme has been greeted with widespread reli…

Fulbright Award for CMU academic’s ground-breaking organ storage research

Added: 23 Jul 2023

An academic from Cardiff Metropolitan University has received a prestigious Fulbright Award to enab…

Research provides a material boost for epilepsy treatment

Added: 18 Jun 2023

New materials for probes used in brain surgery could have the potential to provide a transformation…

New UK phage centre unveils weapon in battle against TB deaths

Added: 14 May 2023

This week sees the official opening of the UK Centre for Phage Research, based at the University of…

Royal Assent opens door to gene edited food in UK 

Added: 29 Mar 2023

The granting of Royal Assent for the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Act has finally opened…

Kind to animals, kind to plants… lab’s ethical fragrance

Added: 5 Mar 2023

Scientists funded by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) have turned parfumiers…

Replicating viruses work together to thwart opponents

Added: 19 Feb 2023

New research into the cooperative and competitive behaviour of viruses in the human body could help…

UK biotech investment plunges 60% from previous year's all-time high

Added: 29 Jan 2023

UK biotech investment for 2022 dropped from the previous year’s all-time record, reveals the latest…

Medicines Discovery Catapult and SMi gain funding for ‘one second’ biomarker technology

Added: 29 Jan 2023

A project that aims to detect several cancer-associated biomarkers from a single blood sample in un…

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…

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.…

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 …

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…

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 …

Protein

Life sciences leap forward as AlphaFold shares the ‘protein universe’

Added: 29 Jul 2022

AlphaFold, the artificial intelligence programme created by AI group Deep Mind has released its pre…