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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Law focus: A Roman girl who wanted to be a “freed slave”

Mariko Igimi, Professor from Kyushu University, Faculty of Law, reviews “Iusta case” from the perspective of familia.
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Deepening our understanding on the ways in which social origins shape our lives

Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Assistant professor and Scientific co-ordinator, University of Turku, explores how intergenerational social inequalities shape lives
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Report finds over 80% of Horizon 2020 papers are open access

A report, examining Horizon 2020, found that over 80% of papers published under the scheme have been functionally open access.
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Smart Plastics: How liquid crystalline elastomers bring automation into materials

Eugene M. Terentjev, Professor of Polymer Physics from the University of Cambridge, describes Smart Plastics, including a radically new polymer system, liquid crystal elastomers and the associated applications.
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Sounds of the Universe: Inclusive experience for visually impaired astronomers

New project to allow blind or partially sighted individuals to ‘hear’ the universe is providing a more inclusive side to astronomy This research is offering...
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Radioactive isotopes from stars

Maria Lugaro and Marco Pignatari, Senior Researchers at the Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences examine radioactive isotopes from stars, from the archaeology...
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Zero emissions flight: The liquid hydrogen plane of the future

The UK government have unveiled new plans for a ‘liquid hydrogen plane’ which could be a huge step towards zero emissions flights.
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Contemporary immunology and its relationship to medicine

Peter Bretscher, Professor of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Saskatchewan, explores important immunological questions
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Australia’s medical innovation approach: Is it suitable for regenerative medicine?

Australia has committed to investing heavily in its medical future – but will it be ready for the regenerative medicine revolution? John Gardner from Monash University and Michael Morrison from the University of Oxford provide the answer.
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Part I: Sunburn research & skin cancer

In this the first of a four part series, Chanda Siddoo-Atwal, President and Primary Biochemist of Moondust Cosmetics Ltd., provides comment on the Human Sunburn Cycle, including why some people get sunburnt even while wearing sunscreen.
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The viral evolution of COVID-19 in animals

New research analyses mutation types occurring in the Coronavirus after infection in cats, dogs, ferrets, and hamsters, studying cross-species transmission in animals.
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How Does it Feel? Interpersonal Understanding and Empathy

Thomas Schramme, Professor of Philosophy at University of Liverpool, considers the important function of empathy in understanding others.
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Test kit created for rapid detection of viruses has 95% accuracy

A device created to identify viruses in humans, like COVID-19, has sustained 95% accuracy in results, as a significant improvement over the current rapid tests available.
Innovation Fund

EU pledges over €1 billion to decarbonise economy

The European Union is to invest around €1.1 billion to numerous innovative projects under the Innovation Fund, as an endeavour towards reaching net zero emissions.
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The UAE is building a global innovation laboratory for public sector pilots

Her Excellency Huda Al Hashimi, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs - UAE Government, provides commentary on a new hub for public sector pilots around the world, under the Moonshot Pilot Grant.
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How to compete with COVID-19 with a computer?

Y-h. Taguchi, Professor at Chuo University in Japan, reveals how to compete with COVID-19 by using a computer.
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Glycoscience: One of the key enablers for the bioeconomy

Aarthi JanakiRaman, Research Director, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, argues that glycoscience is one of the key enablers for bioeconomy.
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ESO finds black hole in star cluster outside Milky Way

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) have found a black hole outside the Milky Way, roughly 160,000 light-years away from Earth.
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What is a virus? An exploration for middle school students

Ann Matthysse, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, explores what exactly a virus is, with a specific focus on RNA viruses and SARS-CoV-2.
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Prioritising brain research in Europe

Frédéric Destrebecq, Executive Director at European Brain Council, explains the importance of prioritising brain research in Europe today.

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