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- 02 August 2018
- Feeding 'responsively' key to breastfeeding
Women who breastfeed 'responsively' – in response to whenever the baby wants to be fed, typically every two hours including through the night – are much more likely to continue breastfeeding for longer, research into the UK’s low breastfeeding rates has found.
- 01 August 2018
- New salmon food to relieve marine sources
Atlantic salmon in Scotland will be fed a new fish feed produced from GM plants to help relieve pressure on stressed marine sources.
- 30 July 2018
- Turmeric eye drops could treat early stage glaucoma
Curcumin, extracted from the yellow spice turmeric, could be used in eye drops to treat the early stages of glaucoma, a new study has found.
- 30 July 2018
- Gene study pinpoints superbug link between people and animals
Scientists have shed light on how a major cause of human and animal disease can jump between species, by studying its genes.
- 30 July 2018
- UKRI appoints Director of External Relations, Communications and Public Engagement
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has appointed Katrina Nevin-Ridley as its Director of External Relations, Communications and Public Engagement. Ms Nevin-Ridley brings a wealth of communications experience from across the research and innovation sector to lead UKRI’s extensive communications and public engagement programmes.
- 27 July 2018
- New project to tackle antibiotic resistant bacteria
Scientists working on a new collaborative project to increase our understanding on how antibiotics treat bacteria used a technique known as neutron reflectometry to examine how Polymyxin B, a last resort antibiotic, interacts with the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria.
- 26 July 2018
- New projects mark continuation of UK-India research partnership
Sam Gyimah and Indian Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan announced projects managed by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and collaborators in India during the biennial Science and Innovation Council meeting.
- 25 July 2018
- Support needed for local start-ups
- 20 July 2018
- Students from across the UK have competed in the second Lunar Rover Competition
Seven student teams consisting of over 60 participants from across the UK reached the final stage of the Lunar Rover Competition, which saw them design, construct and test a lunar rover over a period of 9 months before testing them in the technical facilities at RAL Space.
- 18 July 2018
- UK-Canada collaboration to build on research and innovation strengths
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the delivery of collaborative, jointly-funded research and innovation programmes.
- 16 July 2018
- Hull of polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough launched
The state-of-the-art new polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, was launched into the River Mersey for the first time on 14 July, marking a major milestone in the preparation of the vessel.
- 09 July 2018
- UK Research and Innovation at ESOF 2018
Leading UK research will be showcased to thousands of delegates as part of Europe’s largest interdisciplinary science meeting this week.
- 06 July 2018
- New scheme for overseas researchers to come to the UK
New ‘UKRI-Science, Research and Academia’ scheme allows non-EEA researchers, scientists and academics to come to the UK for up to two years.
- 05 July 2018
- Carbon discovery has battery promise
A new form of carbon created by scientists at Lancaster University and China's Jilin University could be used to improve the safety, power, charge speed and lifespan of batteries for phones, computers and electric vehicles.
- 03 July 2018
- For the first time, the UK and Germany have joined forces to investigate the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Germany's Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF) have jointly invested almost £8 million in 12 new projects to carry out crucial research in one of the most inhospitable regions on the planet.
- 03 July 2018
- Robotic Surgery breakthrough
Professor Sanja Dogramadzi, from Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), University of the West of England, has led the development of a ground-breaking robotic system that enables surgeons to put joint fractures back together using a minimally invasive approach.
- 02 July 2018
- Researchers gain insight into world of TV
Six young academics from across the UK will be taking part in a “TV PhD”, a new collaboration between the The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Edinburgh International Television Festival (ETF) to allow doctoral students to attend the Festival in August 2018.
- 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.
- 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.