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- 12 April 2019
- Scientists sniff out rotten avocadoes
A team of UK scientists are working to invent a type of portable sniffing device that can detect whether avocados are rotten.
- 11 April 2019
- Star-gazing technology reveals ape insights
Star-gazing technology is being used by scientists to produce detailed monitoring of orangutans in Borneo.
- 10 April 2019
- Research England boosts research careers through new RED Fund
Research England has made the first award from its RED Fund to the University of Liverpool for an innovative project, worth £4.4m, to boost the success of postdoctoral researchers outside of academia.
- 08 April 2019
- Zebrafish reveal insights into Parkinson's
Research using the tiny tropical fish has shown how key brain cells that are damaged in people with Parkinson’s can be regenerated.
- 03 April 2019
- New therapies could tackle Ebola
Scientists have isolated therapeutic antibodies from healthy volunteers exposed to the Ebola vaccine but not Ebola virus itself, suggesting that protective therapies could be developed from people who are disease-free.
- 02 April 2019
- Inhaling sugar could fight lung disease
Restriction or inhalation of common sugar could one day treat a range of respiratory diseases, according to new research.
- 29 March 2019
- Using drones to save coffee plants from disease
Drone technology could help protect one of the world's best-loved and most valuable crops – coffee – from the spread of devastating fungal disease.
- 28 March 2019
- UKRI Gender Pay Gap Report published
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has today published its 2018 Gender Pay Gap Report.
- 27 March 2019
- Social science photo winner announced
A black-and-white photograph depicting a brother and sister playing in the sand at Lytham Beach has been awarded the top prize at a national social science photo competition for 14-18 year olds.
- 26 March 2019
- Important pollinating bees on the increase
Important crop pollinators such as the Ashby Mining Bee are on the up, according to a new study.
- 25 March 2019
- AHRC Executive Chair to step down from role
Professor Andrew Thompson, Executive Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), has announced that he will step down from the role at the end of December 2019.
- 22 March 2019
- Investment in innovations to transform patient outcomes
Cutting edge health projects, including new software which enables radiologists to diagnose breast cancer more effectively and gene therapy to combat kidney disease, have received £23 million of government funding.
- 22 March 2019
- Girl coders breaking into IT
A new project aims to tackle the diversity challenge within the technology industry.
- 21 March 2019
- Strength in Places Fund: Strong bids from every region of the UK will be taken forward to the final decision stage
Twenty-four ambitious projects, from pharmaceuticals to aerospace, and transport to the creative economy, are to receive early-stage funding to develop full-stage bids that could lead to significant economic growth in places across the country.
- 20 March 2019
- Nature lovers spring into action
Listen to the birdsong on your morning commute or watch the woodland squirrels on your lunchbreak and note down what you see for the first ever crowd-sourced nature diary.
- 20 March 2019
- Je-S system availability update
From 17:00 GMT on Thursday 21 March to 08:30 GMT Tuesday 26 March 2019 the Joint Electronic System (Je-S) for grant administration will be unavailable.
- 15 March 2019
- Combining services to improve the lives of vulnerable teenagers with HIV
A new study has shown how combining key services in lower- and middle- income countries can contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable populations, including children and adolescents.
- 14 March 2019
- £45 million boost for big data bioinformatics research to drive discovery
A £45 million boost to data and building infrastructure will support major advances.
- 14 March 2019
- Siemens UK Chief Executive appointed as new Digital Catapult Board Chair
Siemens UK Chief Executive, Professor Juergen Maier CBE, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Digital Catapult, supported by UK Research and Innovation to drive growth in the manufacturing and creative industry sectors.
- 13 March 2019
- Chancellor announces funding for new national supercomputer
UK Research and Innovation will support the project to deliver the UK’s next national supercomputer.