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Atlas to the speed of science

Cath O'Driscoll, 14/03/2018

The human body contains in the order of 37 trillion cells.

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Big year ahead for BASF

Cath O'Driscoll, 14/03/2018

Judging by the spate of recent announcements, the year ahead looks set to be a tumultuous one for BASF.

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Brain sensor stops seizures

Cath O'Driscoll, 14/03/2018

Epileptic seizures could one day be stopped in their tracks – or even prevented before they have got started, researchers reported at the AAAS meeting in Austin, Texas, in February 2018.

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Bugs to boost brainpower

Cath O’Driscoll, 14/03/2018

So what do gut bacteria have to do with memory? Unlikely as it sounds, researchers have found that mice with certain bacteria are better able to remember simple tasks, they reported at the AAAS meeting in Austin, Texas, in February 2018.

DNA detection kit

Anthony King, 14/03/2018

Discovered in 2012, the DNA scissors enzyme CRISPR-Cas9 has become an important tool in gene editing.

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EU battery demo boost

Maria Burke, 14/03/2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed a €52.5m loan to Swedish battery cell manufacturer Northvolt.

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EU renewables overtake coal

Maria Burke, 14/03/2018

Renewables outstripped coal power for the first time in electricity generation in Europe in 2017, according to a new report.

GSK leads superbug charge

Anthony King, 14/03/2018

With 55 R&D projects and six novel clinical candidates, GSK has most antimicrobial medicines in the R&D pipeline, a new survey has found.

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High VOCs from household chemicals

Cath O’Driscoll, 14/03/2018

Consumer products from body sprays to paints and nail varnish now rank equally with cars and other road vehicles as the leading source of air pollution in towns and cities, say researchers.

Inquisition on science

Cath O'Driscoll, 14/03/2018

Former US president Kennedy’s call for researchers to put a man on the moon inspired a generation of young people to study science.

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Mercury mining hazard

Maria Burke, 14/03/2018

An Australian researcher is calling for an international effort to address the problem of mercury pollution from artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

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Too many facts?

Cath O'Driscoll, 14/03/2018

‘It’s the scientist’s worst nightmare’, according to Katherine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Centre at Texas Tech University.

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UKRI rolls out

Kathryn Roberts, 14/03/2018

To be launched in April, the new funding organisation UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and the newly formed Research England.

Wearable sweat sensors

Cath O'Driscoll, 14/03/2018

Human sweat holds a lot of useful information.

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