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29 August 2018
Two new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund directors appointed

Two new directors have been appointed by UK Research and Innovation to lead challenges announced as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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29 August 2018
UK scientists join iceberg research ship

UK scientists will join what could be the largest-scale Arctic research expedition ever planned when the German research ship, RV Polarstern, is deliberately lodged into sea ice to drift past the North Pole.

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29 August 2018
Progress made towards liver tissue implants

Early-stage progress towards developing human liver tissue implants has been made, after scientists transformed stem cells into 3D human liver tissue.

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24 August 2018
Je-S service now available

The Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) service is now available again following the recent outage.

23 August 2018
UKRI joins international collaboration on Artificial Intelligence

UKRI is joining research organisations in Canada and France to host a series of international workshops examining the social and ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence.

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23 August 2018
Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) service unavailable

The Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) service is currently unavailable due to a hardware fault.

This is being investigated as a priority and we apologise for any inconvenience.

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23 August 2018
Horizon 2020 underwrite guarantee update

The government has updated its information for UK applicants to Horizon 2020, the European Union’s flagship programme for science and innovation.

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22 August 2018
Summer of Engineering – Being on holiday

From drones helping the fight against malaria, to slow-melting ice cream, engineering research continues to find ways to improve your summer holidays.

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21 August 2018
Air pollution accurately modelled in minutes

A new system can accurately model air quality in large cities in minutes, within five metres of any given location using just a standard office computer.

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21 August 2018
Robot chemist uses AI to discover new molecules

A robotic system which makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to learn from chemical reactions and discover new molecules has been developed.

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20 August 2018
UK astronomers discover first ever galaxies

Astronomers have discovered the first galaxies ever formed over 13 billion years ago.

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16 August 2018
New chemical causes brain cancer cells to 'self-destruct', early trial shows

A synthetic chemical which causes aggressive brain tumour cells to ‘self-destruct’ could lead to a new generation of treatments for cancers like glioblastoma, a UK-led study has found.

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16 August 2018
UK participation in Horizon 2020: UK government overview

The government has published updated information for UK applicants to Horizon 2020, the EU’s flagship programme for science and innovation.

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14 August 2018
Wheat's hidden genetic secrets revealed

An international research team have uncovered the hidden genetic secrets that give wheat its remarkable ability for local adaptation - revealing a previously untapped resource for breeding better, more resilient wheat.

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13 August 2018
Transforming Food Production

The first funding from a £90 million fund that aims to revolutionise how food is produced and dramatically reduce its environmental impact launches later this month.

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10 August 2018
Chancellor announces funding for Catapult network

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced £780 million of funding to expand Catapult centres developing a range of cutting edge new technologies across the UK.

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09 August 2018
Batteries could be charged in minutes after new material research

Smartphones could be charged in minutes after UK researchers discovered a new material to speed up the process.

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08 August 2018
Summer of Engineering – Going on holiday

Throughout 2018, UK Research and Innovation is marking the Year of Engineering, a government campaign to celebrate the world of engineering and its impact.

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06 August 2018
Ethnic minority retailers boost deprived neighbourhoods

Migrant entrepreneurs provide vital economic and social assets in deprived urban areas, says a study of four multi-ethnic high streets located in deprived and culturally diverse parts of Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester and Manchester.

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06 August 2018
Harmful side effects of type 2 diabetes could be avoided by factoring in sex and body mass index

Clinicians can match people with type 2 diabetes to the right drug to improve control of blood sugar and help avoid damaging side-effects, simply by factoring in characteristics such as sex and BMI into prescribing decisions.

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