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The UK will play a leading role in one of the biggest global science collaborations in history, after the UK government confirmed long-term investment in the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) to be built in Chile
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has issued new guidance for owners of pet rodents following two recent UK cases of hantavirus which are described in a paper published in this week’s Eurosurveillance.
Figures published by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) today show that confirmed cases of whooping cough in England and Wales have continued to decrease with 668 cases reported in January 2013, compared to 835 cases in December 2012.
Anil Ananthaswamy has won the first Physics Journalism Prize - a prize designed to inspire the next generation of physicists by encouraging journalists to grapple with often complex topics and help spread excitement about the subject.
£100,000 R&D funding could be available to advanced materials and manufacturing start-ups, companies and entrepreneurs in the North West through a £2 million launchpad competition announced by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The competition opens to applications Monday 4 March.
The first Gonorrhoea Resistance Action Plan for England and Wales is published today, recommending a heightened national response to combat this serious threat. The Action Plan was developed by the Gonococcal Resistance to Antimicrobials Surveillance Programme (GRASP), established by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) to monitor the growing global problem of emerging resistance over the last decade in the absence of new therapeutic options.
Health Protection Agency (HPA) scientists have found evidence of an association between Pandemrix flu vaccination and narcolepsy in children in England, according to the findings of a study published in the British Medical Journal. These findings are consistent with previous studies from Finland and Sweden which identified a similar association.
Serco Australia has welcomed the official opening today of Wandoo Reintegration Facility by the Western Australian Minister for Corrective Services, Murray Cowper.
'Hollywood meets science' the latest talk in the Swindon 'Talking Science' lecture series, by Dr Hugh Mortimer from STFC RAL Space, will be held on Thursday 21 June 2012
A new UK endeavour that will focus on gaining a much better understanding of major human diseases, like cancer and other medical concerns such as deafness and ageing, is to be undertaken by an STFC-MRC consortium, thanks to a £1.7M grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC).
ISIS, the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) world-leading neutron and muon source and Diamond welcome the announcement of a £12.9M investment in a UK catalysis hub which will make extensive use of RAL facilities including ISIS and CLF. Catalysis science is critical for the country's chemical, energy, pharmaceutical, food, personal care and materials sectors.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) continues its investigations into a family cluster of novel coronavirus infections in the UK. Three members of the same family have all tested positive for novel coronavirus. Two of these had no history of recent travel suggesting that transmission has occurred in the UK.
Sheffield astronomer Professor Vikram Dhillon has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society Jackson-Gwilt Medal for his work on the development and operation of the ULTRACAM astrophysics camera and also for his many contributions to the development of novel astronomical instrumentation.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Hartree Centre has become Unilever's R&D global partner for high performance computing.
New HIV infections rose in men who have sex with men (MSM) between 1990 and 2010 in the UK, driven by a 26 per cent increase in the proportion having condomless sex, according to new research by the Health Protection Agency and UCL.
Serco has been recognised for excellence in employing apprentices after being 'highly commended' in the UK finals of the National Apprenticeship Service Award which were held earlier this week in...
Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, today issues its Interim Management Statement covering the Group's performance since 30 June 2012. With strong operations and a high level...
Smaller and medium-sized contract wins are fundamental to Serco's growth and value creation; in addition to larger wins, this release updates on a broad selection of recent contract awards.
Serco has helped over 420 young people into work in only seven months since the launch of the government's Youth Contract - Wage Incentive initiative, which provides extra support to help 18-24 year...
Serco has joined a high level task force, of some of the UK's most recognisable organisations, in calling for improved levels of employee engagement to improve both employee wellbeing and levels of...