Research & Innovation News

Open Access Government has a massive variety of Scientific Research and Innovation information that is available in this category.

This section explores the latest breakthroughs in all aspects of science: including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology and Sociology. There is extensive research on psychological and social patterns that occur in everyday life.

Information is available on scientific policies that the government might adopt. Along with the changes and developments of global space policy. We cover the ongoing rise of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) and cancer research breakthroughs along with countries and their own individual research priorities.

Within this category we explore the massive increase and growth in CBD research and production, there is a lot of interesting information available.

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UK mutation 45% more infectious than original COVID-19

The UK mutation of COVID-19, aka B117, has been found by scientists to be 45% more infectious than the original form of the virus.
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Scientists discover unusual low frequency radio waves in space

The mysterious fast radio bursts (FRBs) in space now include lower frequency radio waves than scientists have ever detected - complicating their attempt to find the source.
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NASA flies drone on Mars for first time

Yesterday (19 April), the Ingenuity drone on Mars became the first in history to make a controlled flight on another planet - climbing to a height of 10 feet and then touching back down on the red surface.
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New study will investigate long-term effects of COVID-19 lung damage

A new national study, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will investigate the long-term effects of COVID-19 lung damage.
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Pfizer says people will need third vaccine dose after 12 months

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla suggested that fully vaccinated people would need their third vaccine dose, maybe 12 months after they got their second - the EU is currently in talks to secure a further 1.8 billion doses.
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The importance of the life science sector to the post-COVID economic recovery

Dean Billington, Chief Operating Officer at Brains Bioceutical, discusses the pivotal role of the life science sector in spearheading the post-Covid economic recovery and why driving forward R&D and innovation should be the nation’s top priority.
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Study finds 30.8% of hospitalised COVID patients are obese

An international study examined hospitalised COVID patients across 11 countries - finding that obese patients are 73% more likely to need invasive respiratory support.
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Clinical trial finds COVID antibody drug can prevent infection

Uninfected people lived with one infected individual as part of the study - the COVID antibody drug gave them 72% protection against catching the virus themselves.
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Case Study: A priority response plan (PRP) for bio-decontamination

Here, we learn how world leading supplier Bioquell devised a PRP for a Biopharmaceutical Production Facility ensuring high-level bio-decontamination in the event of contamination.
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Inspiring a new generation of scientists to change the world

Open Access Government charts the priorities of Professor the Lord Ara Darzi of Denham, the President of the British Science Association, as he encourages future scientists to be bold, innovative and boundary-breaking.
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Scientists create blood test for depression and bipolar disorder

Indiana University of Medicine researchers spent four years developing a blood test to identify depression and bipolar disorder - they say this work will bring psychiatry from "the 19th century into the 21st".
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Archaeologists say removing statues will not “erase history”

Archaeologists say that the role of racism in "history-making" is still present and that removing statues does not risk erasing history.
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U.S. Astronomical Sciences: Ensuring scientific excellence for all

Open Access Government discusses how the U.S. NSF’s Division of Astronomical Sciences continues to break boundaries in research and discovery, yet remains conscious of...
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Advancing science and serving society in the U.S.

Open Access Government explores the work of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and how the organisation continues to ensure that all of society benefit from scientific innovation.
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REACT study: Primary school children have highest COVID infection level

New data from the REACT study finds that the prevalence of COVID is down by 60% in one month, but primary school children have the highest COVID infection levels.
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Are gold nanoparticles the next generation of implantable sensors?

Scientists have developed an implantable sensor using gold nanoparticles, which can function in the human body for "several months" to report health changes.
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Promoting international scientific cooperation in Japan

Here, Open Access Government learns all about the initiatives of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to promote scientific excellence on both a national and global scale.
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Driving natural sciences and engineering research in Canada

Open Access Government discusses the importance of funding visionaries, explorers and innovators who are searching for scientific and technical breakthroughs in Canada.
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Scientists identify deadly new snake species in Asia

Researchers have discovered a deadly new snake species in Asia, which has been named Suzhen's krait after the mythical figure of Bai Su Zhen - a snake goddess who saved a lot of human lives.
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Supporting international science & engineering research

Here, Open Access Government examines international science and engineering activities within and outside the U.S. National Science Foundation.

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