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Blood and guts: new link uncovered between the gut microbiome and blood groups

Added: 17 Jan 2022

Researchers have been studying how the body’s mucus layer encourages the optimal balance of microbe…

Chemists use DNA to build the world’s tiniest antenna

Added: 14 Jan 2022

Inspired by the ‘Lego-like’ properties of DNA, with building blocks that are typically 20,000 times…

Dementia cases ‘set to almost triple by 2050’

Added: 12 Jan 2022

Dementia is the seventh leading cause of death worldwide, affecting around 57 million people worldw…

Can virtual academic conferences make STEM fields more inclusive?

Added: 10 Jan 2022

While the global shift towards virtual events has clearly reduced the carbon footprint, it also rai…

Monitoring DNA in air samples could revolutionise biomonitoring

Added: 10 Jan 2022

DNA from air could revolutionise the way we measure animal biodiversity, say scientists. Two resear…

Fossil research affected by significant colonial bias, study finds

Added: 6 Jan 2022

Recent research highlights just some of the historical, social and economic factors which have infl…

Low-cost, ultra-sensitive gravimeter for early detection of volcanic activity uses MEMS technology

Added: 10 Dec 2021

A new device being developed by University of Glasgow in collaboration with a leading product desig…

2022 predictions on the advances in life sciences innovation

Added: 9 Dec 2021

Innovation experts recently hired specifically to study emerging tech and drive collaboration predi…

Forensic technology used to deliver justice in 38-year-old murder case

Added: 9 Dec 2021

A unique fingerprint visualisation system has been making news in the US this week after being used…

Nibbling prehistoric herbivore sheds new light on Triassic diversity

Added: 3 Dec 2021

A Triassic herbivore, known for its supposed similarities to a modern-day ostrich, has been reveale…

Balloon-driven hybrid mobile communications network launched in Zanzibar

Added: 2 Dec 2021

A unique balloon-driven hybrid mobile network is being launched in Zanzibar. Expected to deliver fu…

Renewable energy's hybrid fuel blue hydrogen can help protect the climate

Added: 2 Dec 2021

Blue hydrogen - a renewable fuel hybrid technology - can play a positive role in the energy transit…

CERN environmental report sets out concrete actions to reduce its environmental footprint

Added: 25 Nov 2021

CERN released its second public Environment Report covering the years 2019-2020 when the accelerato…

World’s leading academic journals join pledge to fight bias in publishing

Added: 25 Nov 2021

Global giants Springer Nature, De Gruyter and Taylor & Francis join Wiley, Elsevier and SAGE Publis…

New microscope uses photonics to gain insights into ‘superbugs’

Added: 25 Nov 2021

Scientists are building a new super-resolution microscope that uses laser light to study the inner …

UK demonstrates its first 'green' high-powered rocket engine

Added: 22 Nov 2021

A UK nuclear fusion company based in Bletchley, has just developed and tested its first launch capa…

Chemistry breakthrough leads way to more sustainable pharmaceuticals

Added: 22 Nov 2021

Chemistry researchers at the University of Bath have developed a new method using blue light to cre…

The plastics industry must go under the knife for a more sustainable future

Added: 22 Nov 2021

After 50 years of carefree consumption, urgent transformation is needed to negate large-scale green…

Olympus Image of the Year Award 2021

Added: 4 Nov 2021

Olympus has just launched its third Image of the Year contest and is accepting entries. Each year, …

Unique partnership aims to help college graduates land quality jobs

Added: 3 Nov 2021

Loughborough College and Charnwood Campus Science, Innovation and Technology Park have forged a new…