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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…

PM reintroduces graduate visa

Added: 18 Sep 2019

A new work visa introduced by Boris Johnson’s government will allow international science students …

US environmental agency to end animal testing by 2035

Added: 18 Sep 2019

The US Environmental Protection Agency will phase out animal testing of chemical products by 2035, …

Intestinal microbiota shows potential as diagnostic tool

Added: 10 Sep 2019

The composition of intestinal microbiology can influence chances of developing bowel cancer, resear…

Drought-resistant cereal gene isolated

Added: 2 Sep 2019

Plant scientists have identified a gene responsible for drought resistance in barley that could lea…

Ancient yeast leavens bread

Added: 7 Aug 2019

A 4,500-year-old strain of yeast sampled from ancient Egyptian pottery has been used to bake bread.

UK food safety company partners cannabis producer

Added: 5 Aug 2019

Scottish food safety company R-Biopharm Rhône will supply its test kits to an unnamed Canadian cann…

Pea gin reduces CO2 emissions

Added: 12 Jul 2019

Alcohol fermented from the starch of peas instead of wheat could offer a greener form of gin produc…

Lab-grown insect meat

Added: 6 Jun 2019

Researchers have outlined proposals for lab-grown insect meat as an alternative to harmful livestoc…