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organ-on-a-chip

Queen Mary Awarded Funding to Establish Organ-On-A-Chip UK Network

The network will be part of a major new Research Councils UK (RCUK) funding venture, Technology Touching Life,which aims to foster interdisciplinary research into innovative...
Global carbon emissions

Global Carbon Emissions Could Be Cut 3% by Following the UK’s...

The UK achieved an unprecedented drop in carbon emissions in 2016 by making full use of natural gas over coal. Changes in the way...
obesity

Early Puberty Linked with Increased Risk of Obesity for Women

The researchers say their findings, published today in the International Journal of Obesity, strengthen existing evidence of a link between the onset of puberty and...
breast cancer

To Halt Breast Cancer’s Spread, Scientists Block Amino Acid Found in...

Scientists have discovered that an amino acid called asparagine is essential for breast cancer spread, and by restricting it, cancer cells stopped invading other...
trees

Laser Technology Reveals the Weight of Some of UK’s and World’s...

New laser scanning technology is being used by UCL scientists to provide fresh and unprecedented insights into the structure and mass of trees, a...
cancer drugs

Light-Activated Cancer Drugs Without Toxic Side Effects: Fresh Insight

Cancer drugs activated by light, minimizing toxic side-effects, are a step closer thanks to new research from University of Warwick and Monash University...
Intense laser

Intense Laser Experiments Provide First Evidence That Light Can Stop Electrons

Whenever light hits an object, some of the light scatters back from the surface of the object. However, if the object is moving extremely...
400G wavelength connectivity

UK’s Jisc Delivers World’s First 400G National Research and Education Network...

Jisc, which operates the busiest National Research and Education Network (NREN) in Europe by volume of data carried, is deploying Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) 6500 packet-optical platform...
Smart Specialisationvideo

Sixty European Regions Get Ready to Develop Joint Energy Projects

These regions have been working since 2015 through the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (S3PEnergy). This European Commission platform facilitates partnerships between EU regions that...
breast cancer

Survival for Young Women Treated for Breast Cancer Is the Same...

After treatment, young women diagnosed with breast cancer who carry a BRCA mutation have the same chances of survival as women without the mutation,...
antibiotic resistant

Surfers Three Times More Likely to Have Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in...

Conducted by the University of Exeter, the Beach Bums study asked 300 people, half of whom regularly surf the UK’s coastline, to take rectal...
smart sensor

New Smart Sensor to Help Farmers Spot Lameness in Sheep

A new smart wearable device that can automatically detect lameness in sheep is being developed by veterinary researchers at the University of Nottingham and...
quantum networks

Developing a Secure, Un-Hackable Net

To date, communicating via quantum networks has only been possible between two devices of known provenance that have been built securely. With the EU and...
Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis Could Be Treated as Two Diseases, Scientists Reveal

Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered that most people with osteoarthritis can be subdivided into two distinct disease groups, with implications for...
sleeping

Sleeping for Longer Leads to a Healthier Diet

Sleeping for longer each night is a simple lifestyle intervention that could help reduce intake of sugary foods and lead to a generally healthier...
Lung Disease

Glucose in the Airways Could Increase Infections in Lung Disease Patients

An estimated 1.2 million people in the UK have diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung condition that make it difficult to breathe...
antibiotics on dairy farms

Novel Tool for Vets and Farmers to Monitor and Reduce Antibiotics...

Veterinary researchers at the University of Nottingham have produced a new tool to help UK dairy vets and farmers monitor and reduce use of...
hip fractures

Screening Could Catch a Quarter of Hip Fractures Before They Happen

The study, published today in The Lancet, reveals that a simple questionnaire, combined with bone mineral density measurements for some, would help identify those...
medical products

The Pharmacological Potential of Natural Products

Almost half and half: this is how medical drugs are divided in terms of the sources of their active principles. Of the total available...
metal-organic framework

More Electronic Materials Opened up with New Metal-Organic Framework

More materials for electronic applications could be identified, thanks to the discovery of a new metal-organic framework (MOF) that displays electrical semiconduction with a...