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Sci-Tech Daresbury in £3.58 million infrastructure boost for local industries and jobs

Sci-Tech Daresbury is in line for a £3.58 million infrastructure fund to support critical business infrastructure and fast track new jobs in key industries. Daresbury is shortlisted in principle, subject to business case, to receive up to £3.58 million as part of this growth boost, for the construction of the new Techspace building, that will enable small to medium sized companies in the Zone to expand as they need to.

What makes us human? Unique brain area linked to higher cognitive powers

Medical Research Council - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:03
Oxford University researchers funded by the Medical Research Council have identified an area of the human brain that appears unlike anything in the brains of some of our closest relatives.

Virtually lowering a person’s height ‘heightens’ feelings of mistrust

Medical Research Council - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:03
A study funded by the Medical Research Council shows that, in those who are prone to having ‘mistrustful thoughts’, experiencing a social situation from a lower height can make people feel more inferior and excessively mistrustful.

Epic spacewalk will put us in the front row for near live video of the Earth

28th January 2014 - For the first time all internet users across the globe will be able to view recent scenes and events on Earth filmed from Space day and night. Two new cameras, one high-definition and one medium-resolution have been installed on the Russian segment of the International Space Station on 27 January 2014 after a spacewalk lasting more than six hours.

Representatives from UK Regional Assemblies and Parliaments visit the Large Hadron Collider

On Monday 20 January, representatives from the Scottish Parliament and Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies visited CERN to witness the important role the UK's researchers, engineers and universities play in the success of the world's largest ever experiment

MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit opens in Cambridge

Medical Research Council - Thu, 2014-01-23 12:00
A £10.8m new university research facility, the Medical Research Council (MRC) Metabolic Disease Unit, was officially and jointly opened at the University of Cambridge John Savill, and Director of the Wellcome Trust, Dr Jeremy Farrar.

Republic of South Africa's Minister of Science and Technology visits RAL

The Republic of South Africa's Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom has visited the UK's STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (20 January 2014) as part of an ongoing effort to further strengthen collaboration between the two countries.

Future of cancer diagnosis looking much brighter thanks to work of UK researchers

UK research is bringing significant improvements in the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of three of the world's most common forms of cancer - prostate, cervical and oesophageal.

STFC announces that the 2014 Public Engagement Fellowships scheme is open

The scheme forms part of the STFC's Public Engagement Programme and is open to all STFC funded researchers. We seek good communicators with research credibility to act as champions or ambassadors for STFC's science, technology, engineering and mathematics ('STEM') work to schools, the media or public audiences.

Branching for food: how nutrients remodel fruit fly vessels

Medical Research Council - Thu, 2014-01-16 12:00
New research from the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre suggests that nutrients in the diet may play a role in changing the architecture of blood vessels in the gut and other organs.

Planets discovered in star cluster - one orbiting a Sun 'double'

Astronomers have discovered a planet that is circling a star almost identical to the Sun in all respects in one of the oldest known open star clusters. The planet is one of three that have been found orbiting stars in Messier 67, a cluster around 2500 light-years away in the constellation of Cancer (The Crab).

Story of human regeneration wins international physics journalism prize

This year's IOP-STFC Physics Journalism Prize has been awarded to Cynthia Graber for her feature 'Electric Shock: Could electricity be the key to unlocking human regeneration?', published at MATTER.

Serco secures extension to Australian detention services contract

Serco - Thu, 2014-01-09 12:00

Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, today...

Serco signs £120m contract expansion on HMP Thameside

Serco - Thu, 2014-01-09 12:00

Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, today...

Conclusion of UK Government audits and reviews, settlement with UK Government and update on corporate renewal programme

Serco - Thu, 2014-01-09 12:00

Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, has been...

Pre-close statement

Serco - Thu, 2014-01-09 12:00

Ahead of Serco Group plc (Serco) entering its close period for the...

Review of UK clinical health operations

Serco - Thu, 2014-01-09 12:00

Serco has confirmed its commitment to the UK and international healthcare...

New pilot offers specialist support to cancer patients

Serco - Thu, 2014-01-09 12:00

Cancer patients and their carers will receive specialist support closer to...

Being 'Easy to Do Business With' is the Default Measure of Customer Satisfaction, say Serco & VoiceSage

Serco - Thu, 2014-01-09 12:00

Multi-channel communications are now vital so consumers can get in touch...

Serco wins at the Aviation Business Awards

Serco - Thu, 2014-01-09 12:00

Serco has won the "Technology Implementation of the year 2013" at the Aviation Business Awards (ABA) for the implementation of the tower simulator at Dubai...

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