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Research finds antibiotic contamination of global rivers

Concentrations of antibiotic contamination found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels by up to 300 times, according to researchers at the University of York.
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Body image during pregnancy can define relationship with baby

Researchers have shown that a new way of assessing women’s relationship with their body image during pregnancy could help predict how well the mother might bond with her unborn baby and her longer-term emotional wellbeing.
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Virtual reality can spot problems in early Alzheimer’s disease

The University of Cambridge found that virtual reality (VR) can identify early Alzheimer’s disease better than ‘gold standard’ cognitive tests currently in use.
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Ireland: A world leader in research and innovation

John Halligan TD, Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development charts the research and innovation landscape in Ireland today.
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£2 million development fund available for UK spaceflight

Future spaceports can apply for a share of £2 million to support plans for small satellite launch from aircraft and sub-orbital flight from the UK: What is next for spaceflight?
breakthroughs in materials science

Breakthroughs in materials science are driving turbo-engine efficiency

A series of breakthroughs in materials science are helping to drive efficiency in aerospace manufacturing, by improving material properties and reducing aircraft production times, whilst maintaining a low overall weight.
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What if we had robot therapists instead of humans?

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) have published an initial study into how AI robot therapists could be used in the future to treat mental illness: Here we examine their ethical concerns.
urine DNA test, urothelial cancer

Promising urine DNA test could detect urothelial cancer

Scientists have developed a promising urine DNA test that is capable of detecting urothelial cancer.
antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

UK’s approach to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) gets UN recognition

The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has awarded official designation to the UK International Reference Centre for antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
International Research and Innovation Strategy

UK commits to International Research and Innovation Strategy

New International Research and Innovation Strategy launched to ensure the UK remains a global leader in science.
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The medicinal benefits of CBD oil and medical cannabis

Here we provide a brief introduction to the medical benefits of CBD and medical Cannabis, with an overview of treatments that have been implemented.
treatment aid

New innovative brain cancer treatment aid available across England

A new treatment aid known as 5-ALA will allow surgeons to identify areas of the brain affected by cancer more accurately.
fda approval, new drug

How can you improve your chances of FDA approval?

Here Dr. Harneet Arora, freelance neurologist, and FDA regulations expert, shares her advice on how to submit an application with FDA approval.
groundbreaking innovations

Government to provide funding for groundbreaking innovations

Science Minister calls on researchers and businesses to submit applications for government funding to support groundbreaking innovations.
Type 1 diabetes treatment

Charities renew investment in Type 1 diabetes treatment

Diabetes UK and JDRF have announced their continued commitment to revolutionising Type 1 diabetes treatment, by awarding £490,000 to fund the next generation of immunotherapy research.
issue of antimicrobial resistance, economics of climate change

How can economics tackle the issue of antimicrobial resistance?

Applying the economics of climate change to antimicrobial resistance could help to avert the 10 million deaths that are predicted to occur by 2050 if urgent action isn’t taken.
sleeping and ageing, treatment for insomnia

Sleep and ageing: Two sides of one coin?

Oxford University researchers have discovered a brain process common to sleep and ageing in research that could pave the way for new treatments for insomnia.
EU-Japan cooperation

Strengthening EU-Japan cooperation in AI, research and innovation

Vice-President Ansip and Minister Hirai discussed bilateral EU-Japan cooperation to promote a human-centric approach to artificial intelligence (AI).
personalised IBD treatment, prognostic test

New prognostic test could make personalised IBD treatment

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new test that can reliably predict the future course of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in individuals, transforming treatments for patients.
heart failure treatment, erectile dysfunction

Sex drug could be the next heart failure treatment

The University of Manchester found that a drug used for erectile dysfunction can slow or even reverse the progression of heart failure of sheep.

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