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Manufacturing growth slows due to Brexit uncertainty, says CBI

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Analysis from CBI has revealed that UK manufacturing companies saw slow growth in the last quarter as a result of progress of Brexit negotiations.

Scotland PhD Competition winner Maithili Shroff on DNA nucleases

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Each year SCI’s Scotland group a runs competition where students are invited to write a short article describing how their PhD research relates to SCI’s strapline: where science meets business. Maithili Shroff (right), a PhD student at the University of Dundee, is the first of this year’s four winners. Her article ‘Guardians of our genome – exploring the potential of DNA nucleases’ is reproduced here.

Scotland PhD Competition winner Jack Washington talks antibiotic resistance

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Each year SCI’s Scotland group a runs competition where students are invited to write a short article describing how their PhD research relates to SCI’s strapline: where science meets business. Jack Washington, a Pure and Applied Chemistry PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, was the overall winner of this year’s competition. His article ‘Clavulanic acid - The fight against antibiotic resistance’ is reproduced here.

Government publishes Horizon 2020 Brexit advice

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In preparation for a potential no-deal scenario, the UK government has published advice for UK and EU researchers, universities, and industry on Horizon 2020.

Antibiotic combinations could slow resistance

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Several thousand antibiotic combinations have been found to be more effective in treating bacterial infections than first thought.

Apply Now – UK/Australia exchange bursary to attend ACIS 2019, Hobart, Australia

A bursary from the Joint Colloid Group (RSC/SCI) is available for a UK-based Early Career Researcher in colloid and interface science to attend Australian Colloid and Interface Symposium 2019.

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Algae enzyme improves biofuel production

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An enzyme found in the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae could help to accelerate biofuel production.

Interview: DSA recipient Dr Parkash Kochar

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Dr Parkash Kochar is one of this year’s three recipients of SCI’s Distinguished Service Awards (DSA). He joined SCI in 1974 and throughout his membership has been involved heavily in SCI’s Lipids group. Here, Parkash describes his involvement and experiences at SCI.

AI model reduces toxicity of cancer treatments

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Using machine learning techniques, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, US, have created an AI model that can learn from patient data to determine the fewest doses needed to optimise cancer treatment, while reducing toxicity.

Macro Group UK Awards and Medals - Call for Nominations

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All Macro Group UK awards and medals are now open for applications. The Macro group UK awards are open to scientists from any organisation (industrial, commercial, government, academic...).