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ATTRACT - Developing breakthrough technologies for science and society

ATTRACT – Developing breakthrough technologies for science and society

The ATTRACT Consortium uses public funding to lower the intrinsic risk that breakthrough technology bears as it progresses.
treating genetic diseases

Today’s challenge of treating genetic diseases

Professor Olivier Braissant highlights here, how the challenges of treating genetic diseases can be exemplified by research on creatine transporter deficiency.
Indro Mukerjee

Indro Mukerjee appointed new CEO of Innovate UK

Indro Mukerjee has been appointed the new CEO of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.
moonshot

Philanthropists must follow the governments lead and take a moonshot approach

James Chen, a philanthropist, discusses how philanthropists can follow the governments lead on addressing moonshot issues.
life science sector

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.
april asia, asia analysis

April 2021 Asia Analysis

In the April 2021 edition of Asia Analysis, Maiko Shimmura, from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, speaks about Japan’s efforts toward increasing the use of hydrogen energy.
bio-decontamination, bioquell

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.
development of vaccines

VMIC: A base for worldwide collaboration in the development of vaccines

We spoke with Dr Matthew Duchars, CEO of the UK’s first dedicated Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC), about their work not only to provide an integral response to COVID-19, but as a centre of excellence advancing the vaccine sector on a global scale.
April 2021

Open Access Government April 2021

The April 2021 edition of Open Access Government speaks about government policy issues globally, like COVID-19, health & social care, research & innovation, finance, digital transformation, agriculture, environment and energy.
geophysical survey research, taiwan

Taiwan: High-resolution seabed geophysical survey research

Gwo-shyh Song, Associate Professor at the National Taiwan University and Global Aqua Survey Ltd, walks us through his high-resolution seabed geophysical survey research around offshore areas in Taiwan.
gender equality plan, gender equality

Horizon Europe applicants must show gender equality plan to get funding

From 2022, Horizon Europe funding applications by public bodies, research organisations and higher education institutions will only be considered if they have a gender equality plan.
cured of HIV, living with HIV

‘London patient’ becomes second person permanently cured of HIV

The 'London patient' joins the 'Berlin patient' as the second person in history to be cured of HIV, which is achieved via transplant of rare HIV-resistant stem cells.
COVID-19 antibodies, immune

Llamas create COVID-19 antibodies that humans can inhale as a vaccine

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh are creating COVID-19 antibodies in llamas, to understand how humans could engineer better immune responses.
superconductivity, sea titan

SEA-TITAN Superconducting Power Take-Off

Luis García-Tabarés from CIEMAT, as Technical Manager in the H2020-funded SEA-TITAN, tells us what we need to know about the first of a kind superconducting direct drive power take off.
spirulina biomass, spiralG

SpiralG Project: The first demonstrator of spirulina biorefinery

Here, we learn about the many uses of spirulina algae, and how BBI JU funded project SpiralG is assessing the sustainability and profitability of each spirulina biomass component.
genetics of eating disorders, depression

Researchers investigate the genetics of eating disorders

An international research team have discovered that the genetics of eating disorders and some psychiatric disorders have some similarities, raising new questions about treatment for both.
predict severe covid, blood

Scientists find that elevated neutrophils can predict severe COVID and death

Researchers at Yale believe that blood tests could predict severe or critical COVID cases, because blood holds a series of interesting biological signals about a person.
UK vaccine hesitancy, REACT study

REACT study: UK vaccine hesitancy is the highest in London

New data from the REACT study finds that 14% of the UK population have antibodies against COVID-19 now, but that vaccine hesitancy is currently highest in London.
starting grants for researchers, horizon europe

Horizon Europe launches €619 million Starting Grants for researchers

The first Horizon Europe grants will be launched today (25 February), with Starting Grants for researchers worth €619 million available.
people with HIV, covid

People with HIV can now get COVID-19 vaccine without disclosing status

People living with HIV can now get a COVID vaccine without having to tell the doctor their status - right now, the stigma is holding some back from coming forward to get their vaccination.

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