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Small molecule drugs for previously untreatable diseases

Protein synthesis

Scientists have discovered a way to make safer, more versatile small molecule drugs that could pave the way to treatments for many currently hard-to-treat or untreatable diseases.

The challenges of microplastics

Julius Kreissig

Julius Kreissig, Senior Consultant in Environmental Policy & Economics at Wood PLC, discusses the adverse effects of microplastics on human health and the environment, and his view on the responses from governments in addressing this concern.

Business Secretary holds Brexit roundtable with businesses

Brexit

Business Secretary, Andrea Leadsom held her first Brexit roundtable with a range of businesses supporting employers to prepare for leaving the EU on 31 October 2019.

Proteins identified that could restore damaged cells in the ear

Inner_ear

By using genetic tools in mice, researchers from John Hopkins have identified a pair of proteins that accurately control when hair cells (sound-detecting cells) form in the inner ear – a discovery that could help identify future therapies in restoring hearing in people with irreversible deafness.

BrightSCIdea winners named Young Entrepreneurs of the Year!

Plastech Innovation

Plastech Innovation, winners of SCI’s 2019 Bright SCIdea Challenge, have been awarded 'Young Entrepreneurs of the Year 2019' by HRH The Duke of York.

Apply now - SCI Travel Bursaries 2020 Open for Application

Solar Glider

Are you a PhD student? Are you planning to travel to a conference or site visit in 2020 and are in need of funds? Then look no further than the SCI Travel Bursary scheme!

Applications for 2020 Ramsay Memorial Fellowship now open

Sir William Ramsay

The Ramsay Memorial Fellowship Trust is now open for applications to support postdoctoral chemists in their research.

Immediate action is needed but there is still hope, says leading climate scientist

climate change

On Wednesday 26 June 2019, Professor Hayley Fowler from Newcastle University gave her Public Evening Lecture on ‘Climate change: Increasing extreme weather and impacts on water resources.’

Interview: Lampitt Medal winner Alan Baylis

Lampitt Medal winner Alan Baylis

Dr Alan Baylis is this year’s Lampitt Medal winner. He has been an SCI member since 2003 and Chair of the Board of Trustees. Here, Alan describes his involvement and experiences at SCI.

Final Horizon 2020 funding to be used for innovation-led growth

lightbulb idea moment

The last portion of funding for the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme will see €11bn committed to innovation-led sustainable growth that will solve the most ‘crucial’ societal challenges.