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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.

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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.

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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.

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28 March 2019
UKRI Gender Pay Gap Report published

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has today published its 2018 Gender Pay Gap Report.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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22 March 2019
Girl coders breaking into IT

A new project aims to tackle the diversity challenge within the technology industry.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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12 March 2019
UK takes leading role in project to create the world's biggest-ever radio telescope

A treaty signing has confirmed the UK as the home for the new international organisation which will deliver the world’s biggest-ever radio telescope.

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11 March 2019
New genetic data offers unprecedented resource for health research

New genetic data from 50,000 people has today (11 March) become available for health researchers, offering an unprecedented resource to enhance understanding of human biology and aid in therapeutic discovery.

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08 March 2019
Purple plaques celebrate female innovators

Nine purple plaques have been installed to celebrate the achievements of pioneering female inventors.

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08 March 2019
Space tech could have the answer to reducing food waste

Scientists in the UK are working to develop new technology which will be able to 'smell' when fruit or vegetables are going off – potentially saving tonnes of waste.

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