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metal-organic frameworks

Matthew Ryder: Understanding the Stability of Next-Generation Materials

Scientists and engineers are always searching for ways to solve the world’s biggest challenges, such as reducing carbon emissions, creating more effective...
cancer

Sugar Supplement Slows Tumour Growth and Can Improve Cancer Treatment in...

Mannose sugar, a nutritional supplement, can both slow tumour growth and enhance the effects of chemotherapy in mice with multiple types of cancer. "It is...
superconductorsvideo

Lighter Windmills Thanks to Superconductivity

It is a windmill on the Danish coast at Thyborøn that is the world’s first: recently the conventional electrical generator, with permanent magnets, was...
quantum accelerometervideo

Quantum ‘Compass’ Could Allow Navigation Without Relying on Satellites

Most navigation today relies on a global navigation satellite system (GNSS), such as GPS, which sends and receives signals from satellites orbiting the Earth....
genetic code

Genetic Code of 66,000 UK Species to Be Sequenced

The genetic codes of 66,000 species in the UK are planned to be sequenced by the Wellcome Sanger Institute and its collaborators as part...
solar panels

Largest Solar Power Study to Date Discovers 25% Power Loss Across...

Researchers at the University of Huddersfield have undertaken the largest study to date into the effectiveness of solar panels across the UK and discovered...
optical fibers

New Air-Filled Fiber Bundle Could Make Endoscopes Smaller

Researchers have fabricated a new kind of air-filled optical fiber bundle that could greatly improve endoscopes used for medical procedures like minimally invasive surgeries...
lower mental wellbeing

Evidence That Increased BMI Causes Lower Mental Wellbeing

The study, published online today in the BMJ, explored the impact of aspects of physical health, such as body weight, heart health and blood...
blood pressure

Hundreds of Genetic Markers Linked to Blood Pressure Uncovered

The research, carried out by a team at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London, used data from more than one million...
kidney cancer

Blood Test Could Detect Kidney Cancer up to Five Years Earlier

This new findings, from Imperial College London, are published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. The study, supported by Cancer Research UK, examined the blood of 190 people who...
heart failure

New Research Links Low Levels of Air Pollution with Serious Changes...

The study, led by Professor Steffen Petersen, was part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in the journal Circulation. It looked at data from around 4,000 participants...
batteries charge faster

New Materials Could Make Batteries Charge Faster

UK researchers have identified a group of materials that could be used to make batteries that are both high-powered and fast-charging. The research could be...
depression and sleep problems

Neural Link Between Depression and Bad Sleep Identified

Brain regions associated with short-term memory, self and negative emotions are strongly connected in depression sufferers and may lead to bad sleep quality ...
HIV virus

Trial of ‘Kick and Kill’ Approach to HIV Cure Leaves Puzzles...

The approach involves waking up and then killing the ‘sleeping’ HIV that is hiding in the body using an experimental approach known as ‘kick...
Overuse of antibiotics

Overuse of Antibiotics Not What the Doctor Ordered

With increased use of antibiotics worldwide linked to growing antibiotic resistance, a world-first study co-authored by a QUT researcher has highlighted the growing impact...
nozzle-free electrospinning device, HIV-associated heart disease, robots, dementia and stroke, fatty liver, stroke, sleeping sickness, Sight Loss

Drug Hope for Dementia and Stroke

Studies with rats found the treatment can reverse changes in blood vessels in the brain associated with the condition, called cerebral small vessel disease. Treatment...
Tropical Rainforests

UK Urban Forest Can Store as Much Carbon as Tropical Rainforests

Pockets of urban forest can contain as much carbon as tropical rainforests, according to new research led by UCL. Protecting and planting urban forests is...
Quantum Network

UK’s First Quantum Network Launched

Researchers at the University of York have teamed up with colleagues at the University of Cambridge and Toshiba Research Europe Ltd to launch the...
Antarctic glacier

US and UK Join Forces to Understand How Quickly a Massive...

The collapse of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica could significantly affect global sea levels. As part of a new $25 million research collaboration,...
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...