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Serco - Sun, 2014-04-06 23:00

Sharon Colclough, Serco Director of Community Services, said: "Over the...

Men who started smoking before age 11 had fatter sons

Medical Research Council - Fri, 2014-04-04 12:03
Men who started smoking regularly before the age of 11 had sons who, on average, had 5-10kg more body fat than their peers by the time they were in their teens, according to new research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol.

Unilever, Syngenta and Infineum put supercomputing at heart of rapid prototyping initiative

Leading companies Unilever, Syngenta and Infineum, are using high performance computing (HPC) to drive a radical reduction in speed-to-market for their new product designs by up to 80%.

UK wins major £4.5 million contract in construction of the world's most powerful gamma beam facility

UK accelerator scientists have won a major contract with a European consortium tasked with delivering the most advanced and powerful gamma beam facility in the world. It will specialise in both basic and applied research, from investigating the processes that take place in the heart of stars, to industrial and medical applications.

NIMR achieves an Athena SWAN Award

Medical Research Council - Tue, 2014-04-01 12:03
From today UK Research institutes will be eligible to join Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN Charter, a scheme that recognises excellence in women’s employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education.

MRC Unit, The Gambia to incorporate MRC International Nutrition Group

Medical Research Council - Tue, 2014-04-01 12:03
The MRC International Nutrition Group (MRC ING) will become fully integrated into the MRC Unit, The Gambia with effect from 1 April 2014.

Medical bioinformatics: More awards announced

Medical Research Council - Mon, 2014-03-31 12:03
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has made a further investment of £7.1 million, to improve capability, capacity and capital infrastructure in medical bioinformatics.

Telling research participants about health related findings

Medical Research Council - Mon, 2014-03-31 12:03
The Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust have launched a framework to help researchers design and implement a policy on feeding back findings.

AstraZeneca and MRC enter strategic collaboration to create new centre for early drug discovery in Cambridge, UK

Medical Research Council - Mon, 2014-03-31 12:03
The Medical Research Council (MRC) and AstraZeneca today announced that they have entered into a groundbreaking collaboration aimed at better understanding the mechanisms of human disease.

Blurring the Boundaries of Existence

A team of researchers led by the nuclear physics groups at the University of Liverpool, STFC's Daresbury Laboratory and the University of Jyväskylä in Finland have discovered that nuclei can exist in special states that blur the boundaries of existence.

First antenna launched on precursor to world’s largest telescope

British technologies at the heart of the world's largest radio telescope and British scientists will be amongst the first in line to use it in 2015. The first of 64 antennas that will make up South Africa's radio telescope precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), MeerKAT, has been officially launched by South Africa's Minister of Science and Technology today (27 March 2014).

New neutron super-microscope expands material science research opportunities

26th March 2014 - A new neutron super-microscope at STFC has just seen first neutrons and will expand our material science research capabilities in fields such as engineering, food, health and the environment.

EPSRC/MRC joint statement on support for healthcare technologies

Medical Research Council - Wed, 2014-03-26 12:03
Support for healthcare technologies is of strategic importance to both EPSRC and MRC and we are committed to funding research projects and researchers of the highest international quality.

Former Director of Daresbury Laboratory Professor Alick Ashmore Passes Away

STFC is saddened to learn of the death of Professor Alick Ashmore aged 93. Professor Ashmore was a former Director of Daresbury Laboratory and a major figure in the development of UK research facilities during the 1960s and 1970s.

Research funders outline steps to prevent re-identification of anonymised study participants

Medical Research Council - Mon, 2014-03-24 12:03
A group of research funders today outlined the steps they will take to reduce the risk of anonymised individual research subjects in the UK being re-identified from genomic, epidemiological and social science data.

Reappointment of Professor Sir John Savill as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the MRC

Medical Research Council - Mon, 2014-03-24 12:03
Minister for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts, today announced the reappointment of Professor Sir John Savill as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the MRC.

Reappointment of Professor Sir John Savill as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the MRC

Medical Research Council - Mon, 2014-03-24 12:03
Minister for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts, today (24 March 2014) announced the reappointment of Professor Sir John Savill as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the MRC. The reappointment is until 31 March 2016.

More than one in 30 in the UK participate in cohort studies

Medical Research Council - Fri, 2014-03-21 12:03
The Medical Research Council (MRC) today publishes the first review of the UK’s largest cohort studies.

UK Astronomy Technology Centre is key partner in new Scottish Satellite Applications Centre

21st March 2014 - The UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) in Edinburgh has this week been named one of the key partners in a new Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications that will enable businesses to tap in to the UK's £8.2 billion space sector.

Breakthrough in Cosmology

New results announced today by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics provide the first direct evidence on inflation - a key part of our understanding of how the Universe formed. Cosmologists on the BICEP2 project have announced that they have detected 'B-mode polarisation' - the signature of gravitational waves shaping the very early Universe during a phase called inflation. Almost 14 billion years ago the Universe seems to have expanded exponentially in a fraction of a second.

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