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19 November 2018
Cancer killing virus could prevent disease returning

Scientists using viruses to combat cancer have found a way to prevent the disease from returning by targeting the healthy cells tumours use as camouflage and life support.

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19 November 2018
Ambitious Antarctic field campaign begins

The five year quest to understand the Thwaites Glacier's contribution to sea levels will see a team of UK and US polar scientists embark on one of the largest joint Antarctic missions for more than 70 years.

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13 November 2018
UK creative sector gets £80 million boost

Creative companies such as Aardman, Burberry and Sony will work with world-class research talent at hubs throughout the UK to explore new ways of enhancing their sector.

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09 November 2018
What is quantum?

As the National Quantum Technologies showcase takes place in London, we discover more about quantum

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08 November 2018
New lab in South Africa thanks to UK partnership

A new particle detector laboratory in South Africa will help to train the next generation of nuclear scientists.

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08 November 2018
UK and Colombian researchers working together for sustainable peace

Ten new research projects will address issues facing Colombia’s transition from conflict to peace.

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08 November 2018
Impact and breadth of UK-China collaboration on show at China launch of UK Research and Innovation

UK Research and Innovation celebrates its China launch this week with events in Beijing, Shanghai, London and Swindon covering the breadth of UKRI’s activities and objectives

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07 November 2018
Funding boost for innovation in feminine care

A company producing the first tampon design innovation in 80 years is set to upscale its business after receiving £1 million funding through Innovate UK's loan programme

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06 November 2018
New images give an insight into world's fastest growing cities

New photos taken by researchers from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities (SHLC) highlight the challenges facing expanding cities in Africa and Asia.

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06 November 2018
New tech centres aim to save lives

Five new technology centres based across the UK will work on ways to save lives using artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies, it was announced today (6 November).

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06 November 2018
Earth art installation glows at the Natural History Museum

A seven-metre diameter glowing planet Earth will go on show at the Natural History Museum this month, as part of an event exploring our relationship with our environment.

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01 November 2018
UK's largest celebration of social science returns

The UK's biggest celebration of social science returns 3-10 November, with more than 300 free events across the country.

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01 November 2018
Whale watching from space

Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey have used detailed high-resolution satellite images to detect, count and describe four different species of whales.

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01 November 2018
UKRI leader appointed to Industrial Strategy Council

Professor Jennifer Rubin will join leading figures from academia, business and civil society on a new body to evaluate the success of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy.

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31 October 2018
World War One documentary provides new insight

Historian Dan Snow uncovers untold stories of WW1 in the AHRC-funded documentary

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31 October 2018
Diamond could be best friend for early breast cancer detection

UKRI is funding a new collaboration of researchers and clinicians to drive forward earlier detection of breast cancer

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29 October 2018
General Data Protection Regulation guidance for researchers

UK Research and Innovation has provided some guidance on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for researchers of all disciplines.

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25 October 2018
Together for Impact: UK Research and Innovation launched in India

The formal launch of UK Research and Innovation in India has been marked with a series of events highlighting the long-standing and successful history of collaboration between the two nations.

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25 October 2018
Pioneering marine scientist named Outstanding Woman of Scotland

Professor Sarah Wanless – a Fellow of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, which is funded by UK Research and Innovation’s Natural Environment Research Council – joins a list including JK Rowling, Nicola Sturgeon and Annie Lennox.

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24 October 2018
UKRI strengthens African partnership

UK Research and Innovation and the African Research Universities Alliance have signed a Memorandum of Agreement.

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