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$4.5m gift for climate aid

Maria Burke, 15/05/2018

Michael Bloomberg, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action and former mayor of New York, is to give $4.5m to the UN Climate Change Secretariat.

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£70m for academic research

Maria Burke, 15/05/2018

Universities in England are to receive £70m more in the academic year 2018-19.

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£8m expansion for ICURe

Maria Burke, 15/05/2018

In a bid to commercialise promising ideas more quickly, the UK government has announced an £8m expansion of its pilot innovation programme.

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Antioxidant for younger arteries

Anthony King, 15/05/2018

The ageing of blood vessels was turned back 15 to 20 years when older adults took commercially available antioxidant.

Bee ban extension

Kathryn Roberts, 15/05/2018

The European Union has voted to extend its ban on the use of three neonicotinoids.

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Cleaner shipping forecast

Maria Burke, 15/05/2018

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is aiming to slash greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least half by 2050.

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Do sweeteners damage blood vessels

Anthony King, 15/05/2018

Greater awareness of the risks to health from consuming too much sugar is leading to a surge in sales of artificially sweetened foods and drinks.

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Gender gap to persist

Maria Burke, 15/05/2018

Without further interventions, the gender gap for women working in STEMM is likely to persist for generations.

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Low dose resistance

Anthony King, 15/05/2018

Exposure to antibiotics may encourage the emergence of resistant bacteria even at low antibiotic doses.

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Mice mini-brain implants

Anthony King, 15/05/2018

Scientists in California have reported implanting human ‘mini-brains’ inside the skulls of living mice.

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Octopus protein trap

Cath O'Driscoll, 15/05/2018

Researchers have reported creating a molecular octopus-like structure to comprehensively trap and capture many different glycoproteins all at once.

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Peptide teeth treatment

Anthony King, 15/05/2018

A small peptide can fill in damaged human tooth enamel, a new study shows.

PET-eating enzyme

Maria Burke, 15/05/2018

UK researchers have determined the structure of a recently discovered enzyme that digests polyethylene terephthalate.

Toxic e-cigarette flavours

Maria Burke, 15/05/2018

Screening e-cigarettes by in vitro assays to assess toxicity has revealed that some of the flavouring ingredients appear to damage human cells.

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Weighing proteins with light

Anthony King, 15/05/2018

Scientists in the UK have developed a new microscope that can weigh individual proteins by looking at how they scatter light on a glass slide.