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Funding boost for artificial matter research

Research into using metamaterials is set to receive a £2.5 million investment from the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council.

GSK gets F1 boost

GSK drug discovery gets F1 boost

Pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline is employing Formula 1 style data analysis to improve its drug-discovery potential.


​Latest food contaminant risks revealed

Pathogens and pesticides are the most commonly found contaminants in food, new research suggests.

ICL scientist Dr Cesare Terracciano

Lab-grown heart cells advance future research video

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).

James Dyson

Dyson lab to develop next-gen robots

A £5m collaboration between Imperial College London and Dyson is set to develop the next generation in “real world” robotics.

Synthetic Structure

UK to open three synthetic biology research centres

Three new multidisciplinary research centres in synthetic biology will be established in Bristol, Nottingham and through a Cambridge/Norwich partnership.

Mobile phone camera microscopy tool

Researchers develop mobile phone microscopy tool

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.

Bottled beer foamover explained

"Explosive" bottled beer phenomenon explained

European scientists have produced fresh insight into the science behind rapidly foaming beer bottles by exploring the process of cavitation.

Plants have their own internal clocks

Plants can "tell time", according to research

A study conducted by the University of Cambridge has found that plants use sugars to tell the time of day.

App to improve gait

App to improve gait of those with Parkinson's disease

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.

Analytica 2014

Phenomics research gaining pace

Advancing capabilities in the field of omics-based research was a major player at this year’s Analytica conference.

Paul Oran

Experts pioneer protein analysis technique

US scientists are developing mass spectroscopy technology to focus on developing and translating new assays for protein biomarkers related to cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

David Willetts

Government plans UK sciences investment

The UK government will today set out plans to boost British science projects as part of its long-term economic plan.


Project to develop antibiotics announced

More than 30 universities, research institutes and pharmaceutical firms are leading a drive to develop new strains of antibiotics.

NHS awards significant cytogenetics tender to OGT

NHS awards cytogenetics tender

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) this week announced that it was the recipient of a cytogenetics tender from the UK National Health Service (NHS).

Cancer killing cells

Immunocore wins research deal with AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca’s biologics R&D arm, MedImmune, has been selected to enter into an oncology research collaboration and licensing agreement with Immunocore.

3D cancer screening assays

ddPCR used to measure cancer survival biomarker

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.

Waste crop biofuel enzymes

Waste crop biofuel could combat fossil fuel dependency

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.

Gold deposits found on eucalyptus leaves

Experts X-ray gold on eucalyptus leaves video

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.

Bending glass shows atoms dance

Bending thinnest glass shows atoms "dance"

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.

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