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29 June 2018
Gene-edited pigs are resistant to billion dollar virus, study finds

Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world’s most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code.

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28 June 2018
First innovation loans offered to businesses improving smart cities and transport

Innovate UK has offered £8 million to 13 businesses developing innovative solutions for the UK’s urban infrastructure, energy and transport challenges.

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26 June 2018
Nano-scale 'vibrational wave' research could transform the field of materials physics
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22 June 2018
UKRI invites Panel College applications for Future Leaders Fellowships

The UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships will grow the strong supply of talented individuals needed to ensure that UK research and innovation continues to be world leading.

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21 June 2018
£900M Future Leaders investment will sustain the UK as global home of research talent

Business Secretary Greg Clark unveiled a major new £900 million investment in the UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme.

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18 June 2018
Science Minister announces £20 million Plastics Research and Innovation Fund to turn the tide on plastics production

A new £20 million fund that aims to explore new ideas and innovations that can bring changes in the UK’s plastics manufacturing and consumption patterns is announced today by Science Minister, Sam Gyimah.

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18 June 2018
Harwell space cluster turbocharges growth in UK's 'new space' sector
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13 June 2018
UK researchers contribute to latest Higgs boson breakthrough
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11 June 2018
New fellowships for exceptional students launched in memory of Professor Stephen Hawking

New fellowships are to be created in mathematics and physics in tribute to Stephen Hawking, the world-leading British scientist.

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08 June 2018
Up to £50 million for new Centres of Excellence to deliver 21st Century healthcare - call open

New centres, using digital systems and artificial intelligence (AI), will help diagnose deadly diseases earlier and select the best therapies for patients through precision treatments.

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07 June 2018
How wheat can root out the 'take-all' fungus
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06 June 2018
New Higgs Centre for Innovation opens as unique home for Space-based start-ups
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06 June 2018
UK Institute to harness disruptive technology to transform drug discovery

Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced funding for a series of ambitious technology projects that will transform the way medicines are discovered.

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06 June 2018
Artificial Intelligence, Centres for Doctoral Training – results of outline call

This investment represents an exciting opportunity for highly multidisciplinary doctoral research training in an area of key importance to the UK.

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05 June 2018
UK government commits over £30 million of funding to tackle antimicrobial resistance
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31 May 2018
Strength in Places Fund call open

UK Research and Innovation’s Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) is an ambitious scheme that will help areas of lower economic activity benefit from the world-class research and innovation capability spread across the UK.

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25 May 2018
Marine biotechnologies firm wins £3.8 million investment
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24 May 2018
BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2018 Awards
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23 May 2018
£102 million confirmed to make UK prosper from the energy revolution

The launch of a £102 million investment programme in new local energy approaches to create clean growth has been completed today with the announcement of a new research consortium.

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17 May 2018
STFC's Daresbury Lab to test next generation of cancer treatment
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