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12 January 2018
New chicken immune cell increases susceptibility to Marek's disease
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11 January 2018
Weighing massive stars in nearby galaxy reveals excess of heavyweights
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04 January 2018
Smart energy start-up secures £5.5 million investment
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03 January 2018
New Year Honours for members of the UK research and innovation community

UK research councils and Innovate UK academics, researchers and staff have been honoured in the 2018 New Year Honours list

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02 January 2018
Recruitment campaign for EPSRC Executive Chair launched

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched the recruitment campaign for the first Executive Chair of EPSRC.

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18 December 2017
Preferred candidate chosen for the role of Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council

Professor Fiona Watt FRS has been selected as the government’s preferred candidate to be the Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council when it becomes a constituent part of UKRI in April 2018.

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18 December 2017
The challenge of creating a UK vehicle battery industry

Regulation on the emissions from internal combustion engines, actual and planned market disruption from Tesla (and Dyson, Google and others) and technological advances in electric powertrains and batteries are driving a surge of demand for electric vehicles (EVs).

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15 December 2017
Gene experts set to tackle pest control
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14 December 2017
Air pollution linked to birth weight
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13 December 2017
UK team develop laser to iron-out imperfections in metal
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11 December 2017
UK bioprocessing firm acquired by GE Healthcare
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08 December 2017
Super-powerful microscope facility in £7 million funding boost for materials research
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07 December 2017
Future electric vehicle batteries: long-lasting, cleaner, better
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06 December 2017
£12.5 million investment creates a National Biofilms Innovation Centre for both business and research
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05 December 2017
Research council-backed projects to receive Queen's Anniversary Prize

Six projects supported by the UK's research councils will receive one of the most prestigious awards in higher education.

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01 December 2017
Reading improves teenagers' vocab, whatever their background, say researchers
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30 November 2017
£5 million UK Hardware Security Institute launched
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29 November 2017
New technique 'Trim-Away' targets and rapidly destroys proteins in cells
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28 November 2017
Call opens to host creative industries policy and evidence centre
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27 November 2017
UKRI CEO welcomes Industrial Strategy white paper

Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation has welcomed the UK’s Industrial Strategy white paper which supports science, research and innovation in the UK. 

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