6 June 2023 | Muriel Cozier

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In today's Daily Digest, a first in characterising the mechanism of programmed cell death, new rail route to improve connectivity, and more.


A new UK government group called Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (PiE) held its first meeting during April. The group will seek to develop a coordinated strategy to reduce the impacts of pharmaceuticals on biodiversity and human health.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development used World Environment Day (5th June) to announce that it had joined forces with partners across its regions to help tackle the issue of plastic pollution.


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is holding an online event discussing ‘Low carbon hydrogen in the EBRD region.’ Taking place in 8 June 10-12pm UK time the EBRD Policy Academy will share findings from its work on development of renewable hydrogen in EBRD countries.


Researchers have for the first time characterised the molecular mechanism early stages of programmed cell death, a process which plays an important role in preventing cancer. The work was led by a team from the Science and Technology Facilities Council, ISIS Neutron, and Muon Source in Oxfordshire, UK.


Syngenta has made available a new seed treatment that provides control of various soil pests. The seed treatment is based on a new mode of action.

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The UK government has given more information on plans for an East West Rail route between Oxford and Cambridge. It is said that the project will improve connectivity and boost productivity in the region which is an R&D hub in areas such as life sciences.

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