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Scientists, engineers, technologists and industry leaders from China and the UK have met at Oxfordshire's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) to discuss and exchange the recent advances in the research of materials science and engineering.
The Innovations Technology Access Centre (I-TAC) has scooped a prestigious UK Science Park Association (UKSPA) award for having the best track record in developing and supporting start-up and high growth businesses. The award celebrates the invaluable role that innovation centres and incubators, and their business environment, play in the growth and economic success of early stage companies.
A cosmic ray detector designed by sixth form students from the UK blasted off into orbit overnight. Hundreds of schools across the country will play a hands-on role analysing vital 'space weather' data sent back to Earth by TechDemoSat-1, a UK-built satellite that started its journey into space overnight.
Two UK satellites, TechDemoSat-1 and UKube-1 have been launched overnight in part thanks to the efforts of the team at STFC RAL Space. Both satellites were launched on 8 July 2014 at 16.58 BST and data is now being beamed back to Earth.
Global microprocessor giant Intel® has chosen the Hartree Centre, part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), as its newest 'Intel® Parallel Computing Center' (Intel® PCC). This new collaboration allows Intel and STFC's Hartree Centre to work together on designing and testing software for the world's most advanced microprocessors, the building blocks of the supercomputers of the future.
3 July 2014 - HRH The Princess Royal last night presented Cobalt Light Systems, a company born from technology developed by scientists at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), with the prestigious 2014 MacRobert Award for engineering innovation, for its unique liquids scanner.
The MRC has welcomed the EU Commissions statement on the provisions of the current framework for funding stem cell research in Horizon 2020 in response to the One of Us Citizens Initiative.
Why Alternative teenagers self-harm: exploring the link between non-suicidal self-injury, attempted suicide and adolescent identity
Around half (45.5%) of Alternative* teenagers self-injure and nearly 1 in 5 (17.2%) attempt suicide, according to research by scientists at the MRC/CSO SPHSU, University of Glasgow and researchers from the University of Ulm, Germany.
The Mary Lyon Centre is a national facility that supports research using genetically altered mice, generating mice as models of human disease for the international research community.
JPND rapid action call for working groups on longitudinal cohort studies for neurodegenerative disease
Current population and disease-focused cohorts offer a significant opportunity for advancing our understanding of the risks of developing neurodegenerative conditions and the influences on disease progression.
Stratified medicine initiative announces short-listed proposals to its second call for disease focused-consortia
The MRC has announced nine short-listed proposals that could be funded under the second phase of its £60m Stratified Medicine Initiative.
A Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK is published today, signed by 72 organisations from across the scientific sector.
Four new members have been appointed to the Council of the Medical Research Council (MRC) by the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts.
New research has helped unpick a long-standing mystery about how dietary fibre supresses appetite.
A mothers diet before conception can permanently affect how her childs genes function, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visited the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge this morning to announce details of the long term plan for science capital investment.
An international team led by Kings College London and the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) has developed the first lab-grown epidermis the outermost skin layer - with a functional permeability barrier akin to real skin.
Researchers have launched a detailed atlas with environment and health maps at a fine scale across England and Wales.
A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs.
Stem cell research is one of the most promising fields of biomedical research today.