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Group News

UKRI Strategic Prospectus published

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UKRI has published its Strategic Prospectus outlining its goals and intentions. The publication marks the beginning of UKRI’s first strategy, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2018.

3D cell aggregates could improve accuracy of drug screening

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An innovative new screening method using cell aggregates shaped like spheres may lead to the discovery of smarter cancer drugs, a team from the Scripps Research Institute, California, US, has reported.

3D Printing in Biomedical Sciences Event Preview

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In this evening meeting at SCI, leading researchers will discuss how they are using 3D printing technology in their research. During the meeting there will be a live demonstration of 3D printing and an opportunity for questions and networking.

Rideal travel bursary recipient, Girvani Manoharan, reports from Gaithersburg, USA.

Girvani Manoharan was awarded a Rideal Travel Bursary in October 2017 to travel to the NIST Centre for Neutron Research (NCNR) at Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. Gurvani is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen. Here, she describes how this research has broadened her scientific interests and the opportunity to present her research to the glass science community and receive valuable feedback.

3D printing: from cardiology to cartilage

3d printing is helping cardiologists to plan operations and reduce risk.

As a review paper reports that 3D printing is transforming treatment for congenital heart disease, UK researchers have reported a breakthrough in bioprinting of human tissue materials.

Government ‘lacks ambitious plan’ for R&D funding

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A report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee says that the government’s commitment to reach 2.4% GDP for R&D ‘lacks [the] ambitious plan’ needed for the success it strives for.

Highlights from our journals: May 2018

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Read the highlights from the May 2018 issues of our journals.

AGM 2018: nominations open

AGM 2018 nominations open

Nominations are now open and will close at midnight on Wednesday 30 May.

Richardson Travel Bursary winner Lara Fernandez - Cerezo visits ACS 255th Annual Meeting

Lara Fernandez-Cerezo

Lara Fernandez-Cerezo was awarded the Richardson Travel Bursary to attend the American Chemical Society (ACS) 255th Annual Meeting, in New Orleans. Here, she tells us about the networking opportunities that attending the conference provided her with.

Research England invests £67m into HE commercialisation

£67m into HE commercialisation

In a bid to drive commercialisation out of English universities, the newly formed Research England have announced that £67m will be invested in 14 collaborative projects between academic and industry partners.