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The evolution of malaria drug development

David H Peyton at Portland State University outlines how research has discovered that heme is key to malaria drug development
space programme

Dstl launches £50 million space programme marking the launch of Sputnik

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has launched a 5-year space programme and is partnering with UK companies
embryo DNA

Embryo DNA edited to remove blood disorder by Chinese researchers

Scientists in China have managed to eradicate beta-thalassemia from embryo DNA using precise 'chemical surgery' in a world first
UK space mission

Australia joins UK space mission as radar launch partner

The UK space mission NovaSAR has gained a new radar launch partner as Australia comes on board, signing a 10% share in the project
research deal

UK strikes research deal with the US

A new research deal struck by the UK and the US aims to make it easier for scientists to travel, share resources, and collaborate
anti-terrorism science

Government opens up to pitches for anti-terrorism science funding

DASA has pledged £2 million to anti-terrorism science projects looking at fields such as behavioural science and identifying suspects in crowds The funding is available...
organic battery

Scientists design organic battery to power medical implants

Scientists in Belfast have designed a flexible organic battery which could revolutionise how medical implants are powered and remove patient discomfort Devices like pacemakers could...
Nasa spacecraft

Nasa spacecraft set to crash into Saturn’s atmosphere in ‘kiss goodbye’

Nasa spacecraft Cassini, a veteran traveller of the Solar System, is set to complete its mission and crash into Saturn's atmosphere this week The international...
research grants

Study shows research grants are giving jobs a boost

A new study has shown that government research grants have boosted the economy and provided thousands of new jobs in the tech industry Research grants...
space technology

Space technology: how space benefits life on earth

M F Warrender highlights how space technology plays an integral role in society and how NASA invests in technology development
X-ray

Powerful XFEL X-ray laser goes online in Germany

The powerful XFEL X-ray laser, capable of studying the intricate structure of atoms one by one, has been officially opened in Hamburg, Germany

Biomedical research: crossing discipline borders

Biomedical research crosses borders of disciplines to help shape new imaging approaches, as scientists from Technical University of Munich explain

Understanding the adverse outcome pathway concept

Alberto Mantovani, Istituto Superiore di Sanità looks at how the adverse outcome pathway concept is the long way from molecular to adversity

Astrophysicists say habitable planet could be only 16 light years away

Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington are predicting that a star system featuring a habitable planet could be just 16 light years away
metrology

Metrology enabling high temperature erosion testing

Louise Crocker and Tony Fry from the National Physical Laboratory looks at the role of metrology in developing new materials with improved resistance

Supporting Alaska Native students through education

Dr. Herb Schroeder from the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Programme (ANSEP) outlines why it’s integral to develop the skills of Alaska Native students

Internationalisation of education, science and research in Germany

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research details how their Internationalisation Strategy aims to help meet global challenges by working together

Augmenting the performance of future structural components

Professors Jan Torgersen and Filippo Berto highlight how new technologies are helping to develop the next generation structural components

Prioritising investment for research in Norway

Open Access Government outlines how research in Norway is tackling key challenges and details the Ministry for Education and Research’s long-term plan Norway’s Minister for...

Supporting basic research in Switzerland

Basic research is a key area that the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) promotes and funds, as Open Access Government’s Ciara Ruane outlines

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