New methods for growing heart cells could significantly reduce the need to use animals in drug testing, according to research conducted at Imperial College London (ICL).
A £5m collaboration between Imperial College London and Dyson is set to develop the next generation in “real world” robotics.
Three new multidisciplinary research centres in synthetic biology will be established in Bristol, Nottingham and through a Cambridge/Norwich partnership.
Researchers from Finland and Sweden have stripped down a mobile phone camera and turned it into a mini microscope for use as a low-cost diagnostics tool.
European scientists have produced fresh insight into the science behind rapidly foaming beer bottles by exploring the process of cavitation.
A study conducted by the University of Cambridge has found that plants use sugars to tell the time of day.
An app for smart glasses such as Google Glass, is set to be developed in an effort to improve the gait of those suffering with Parkinson’s disease.
Science & Universities minister David Willetts has this week visited the future site of the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester.
The Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) yesterday announced a fellowship scheme to strengthen the link between lab research and industry.
Chemical engineers from Kansas State University have shown how gold atoms can improve the electrical characteristics of a three-atom material.
More than 30 universities, research institutes and pharmaceutical firms are leading a drive to develop new strains of antibiotics.
Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) this week announced that it was the recipient of a cytogenetics tender from the UK National Health Service (NHS).
AstraZeneca’s biologics R&D arm, MedImmune, has been selected to enter into an oncology research collaboration and licensing agreement with Immunocore.
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle have used Droplet Digital PCR to demonstrate the quantification of a tumour-attacking immune cell known to improve cancer survival.
Researchers from the University of Nottingham and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology have received funding to begin work of processes that could produce biofuel from waste rice crops.
Researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have discovered that eucalyptus trees in Western Australia are drawing up gold particles from the earth and depositing it on their leaves and branches.
Researchers from Cornell and the University of Ulm have used an electron microscope to show what happens when a one-molecule thick piece of glass is bent, deformed and melted.
A European database of the finest scientific research facilities was launched yesterday to better inform policy makers about the deployment of science funding.
A pilot set up by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will attempt to benchmark the quality and impact of UK funded chemical engineering research.
The technique is designed to enhance the performance of electronic devices and offers an alternative to silicon or graphene.