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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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Horizon Europe to launch €619 million Starting Grants for researchers

The first Horizon Europe grants will be launched on 25 February, with Starting Grants for researchers worth €619 million available.
Advanced Research & Invention Agency

UK government to launch new high risk research agency

The UK government will launch a new independent research body to fund high-risk, high-reward scientific research called the Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA).
plastic packaging projects

Plastic packaging projects receive £16 million from UKRI

UKRI has opened up a new £16 million funding competition for projects to develop sustainable solutions to plastic packaging challenges.
convalescent plasma, mutation

Scientists saw COVID mutating in patient after convalescent plasma

UK based scientists witnessed how COVID-19 can mutate in a highly vulnerable patient, even when that person is undergoing convalescent plasma treatment.
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Climate scientist criticises UK Government for new coal mine

Dr James Hansen, former global warming lead for NASA, has asked the UK Government to reconsider their confirmed plan to build a new coal mine in Cumbria.
star formation science, TDG

Star formation science explained by discovery in new galaxy

The Atacama desert in Chile brings the world more new insights on star formation science, as revealed by researchers at the University of Bath.
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Asian COVID patients are 1.5 times more likely to die

Data from Queen Mary University of London suggests that Asian COVID patients are 1.5 times as likely to die as white patients - with Black patients 1.3 times more likely to die.
quantum technology projects

New quantum technology projects to solve mysteries of the universe

UK Research and Innovation will fund quantum technology projects to build on our understanding of the universe.
2021 north america, science

January 2021 North America Analysis

In the January 2021 edition of North America Analysis, we hear from Robert B Stone and Jordan M Berg, of the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Division at the U.S. National Science Foundation, who explore precisely how engineering research improves people’s lives.
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January 2021 Asia Analysis

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, HAGIUDA Koichi, explains the priorities for Japanese science, technology and innovation policy in our January 2021 edition of Asia Analysis.
research infrastructure

UKRI invests £213 million to upgrade the UK’s research infrastructure

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is investing £213 million to expand and upgrade the UK's existing research infrastructure to help tackle major challenges such as COVID-19 research and recovery, and net-zero goals.
traumatic brain injury, brain

There is not enough research on traumatic brain injury in women

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, there are gaps in knowledge on the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women.
climate calculation, zhao

Cities contain 50% of the world’s population but are left out of climate calculations

While cities only occupy around 3% of the Earth, they are where 50% of the world's population live - but they are not usually included in global climate calculations, meaning that urban environmental problems can slip under the radar.
support researchers, japan

Is it just as important to support researchers as it is their research?

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) voices that, to effectively develop exciting new frontiers of science, they must first create supportive environments for young researchers to thrive.
non-food biomass, food

Creating innovative value chains from non-food biomass feedstock

AFTER-BIOCHEM project aims at creating innovative and more sustainable value chains from renewable raw materials to multiple high added-value products at industrial scale.
January 2021

Open Access Government January 2021

The January 2021 edition of Open Access Government discusses global government policy issues, such as COVID-19, health & social care, research & innovation, digital transformation, economic development, agriculture, environment and energy.
engineering research

Engineering research keeps America’s future competitive

Robert B Stone and Jordan M Berg, of the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Division at the U.S. National Science Foundation, chart precisely how engineering research improves people’s lives.
antimicrobial coating, coronavirus

British company launches fast-acting antimicrobial coating that destroys coronavirus

Here, we learn about a British company launching a fast-acting antimicrobial coating that destroys coronavirus.
adult brain, vascular therapies

Vascular therapies for mental health disorders

Here, Dr Anju Vasudevan, discusses two distinct vascular therapies in the prenatal, postnatal, and adult brain to combat mental illness.

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