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Cambridgeshire continues to attract science and technology companies

Bidwells’ latest analysis indicates Cambridgeshire remains a magnet for science and technology companies that are looking beyond the current Brexit uncertainty.
science of romantic relationships, valentine's day science

Research exposes the science of romantic relationships

Reflecting on Valentine's day, at Open Access Government we push aside the petrol-station flowers and questioning of love lives to discuss recent developments by researchers on the science of romantic relationships.
Genetic improvement

The genetic improvement of cowpea: Develop high-yielding varieties

CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals is working on genetic improvement of the important crop cowpea to develop high-yielding varieties with resistance to diseases and pests and to increase its production and consumption, as this article from The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) explains.
embryology research, IVF

Genetics: Why investing in basic embryology research must be a priority

Darren K Griffin, Professor of Genetics and Alan R Thornhill Professor of Reproductive Genetics at University of Kent, School of Biosciences lift the lid on why investing in basic embryology research must be a priority.
masterswitch in the body's, immune system

Research reveals masterswitch in body’s immune system

Scientists have discovered a critical masterswitch in the body’s immune system with potentially major implications for the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases affecting humans.
changing world

How the food industry is adapting to meet the demand of a changing world

MPA Group run through some of the most recent innovations in the food industry, showing how businesses in the sector are adapting to keep up with the demand from a changing world.
sun damages skin, ageing in skin

Research reveals sun damages skin of older black people

Premature ageing in the skin of white people caused by repeated exposure to the sun also occurs in black skin - though about 50 years later.
deafness, communication disorders

U.S. research on deafness and communication disorders

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders charts the work of their organisation over the last 30 years that concerns research around the communication sciences, including deafness.
cystic fibrosis, NHS foundation trust

Introducing cystic fibrosis from an expert perspective

Gary Connett from the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust introduces the subject of cystic fibrosis (CF) from his expert perspective, on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Alzheimer's brain, Alzheimer's disease research

Scientists reveal largest ever map of human Alzheimer’s brain

On the 4th February 2019, a scientific breakthrough for the future of Alzheimer's brain reserach has been published - read on to explore the developments.
Immune System

Intramembrane proteases in the immune system

Prof Dr Regina Fluhrer from the LMU & DZNE in Munich and Prof Dr Bernd Schröder from the TU in Dresden, Germany, explain how intramembrane proteases contribute to the proper development of immune cells.
nanomaterials, EU-OSHA

Nanomaterials: Understanding and managing the risks

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) helps us to understand and manage the risks when it comes to nanomaterials, as we find out here.
research on newborn babies,

Research on newborn babies shows inbuilt ability to pick out words

A research study of newborn babies has revealed that humans are born with the innate skills needed to pick out words from a language.
biological traces in our brains, national story-telling week

Research finds that stories leave biological traces in our brains

National story-telling week is here in the UK from January 26th to February 2nd, so it is time to look at some of the ongoing scientific research on stories.
Horizon 2020 research funding

UK businesses urged to register for Horizon 2020 research funding

UK businesses benefiting from Horizon 2020 research funding are urged to register their details with the government so they can continue to receive funding if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.
research and development in Denmark

DKK 1.4 billion provided for research and development in Denmark

Research and development in Denmark is moving forward with investment into new technological options, environmental and climate research.
biometric innovation

Limitless opportunities for biometric innovation

Research by IDEX Biometrics has revealed that UK consumers are calling for biometric innovation to extend beyond payments.
enigmatic radio waves

Enigmatic radio waves heard from distant galaxy

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, have detected new Fast Radio Bursts in a galaxy beyond the Milky Way.
digital transformation, artificial intelligence

Digital Transformation in 2019 = Artificial Intelligence + Big Data + IoT

Companies have started to use innovation and digital transformation to differentiate themselves and to stay competitive which lead to dramatic growth in cloud computing over the past years.
antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance – the time to act is now

Research indicates that Antimicrobial Resistance is an issue which claims thousands of lives each year, 10 million by 2050.

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