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21 May 2019
New human cell technology will advance our understanding of disease and new drug development
New human cell technology will advance our understanding of disease and new drug development

A revolutionary 3D cell culture technology, developed in the UK, will speed up the laboratory testing process for testing new drugs and understanding diseases, whilst reducing the reliance on animal testing. 

17 May 2019
Work on research lab that will transform our understanding of diseases starts at Harwell
Work on research lab that will transform our understanding of diseases starts at Harwell

Work has begun today on a unique research building at STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory that will develop new technologies to transform our understanding of diseases and speed up drug design.  

17 May 2019
European XFEL Launches Call for Proposals for Early User Experiments
European XFEL Launches Call for Proposals for Early User Experiments

The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility (European XFEL) is now encouraging the scientific community worldwide to submit proposals for Early User Experiments via the User Portal to the European XFEL (UPEX) .

14 May 2019
Small, hardy planets most likely to survive death of their stars
Small, hardy planets most likely to survive death of their stars

Small, hardy planets packed with dense elements have the best chance of avoiding being crushed and swallowed up when their host star dies, new research from the University of Warwick has found. 

13 May 2019
What next for particle physics?
What next for particle physics?

Understanding how the Universe works isn’t easy. Deciding which question to focus on next can be just as hard, and for the next week physicists from across the United Kingdom will join international colleagues to debate what, when and how to do so.

09 May 2019
Design completed for the 'brain' of the world's largest radio telescope
Design completed for the 'brain' of the world's largest radio telescope

An international group of scientists led by the UK has finished designing the computing ‘brain’ of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the world’s largest radio telescope.

08 May 2019
UK's neutron science facility celebrates its impact on the world
UK's neutron science facility celebrates its impact on the world

The UK’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS) has announced its annual Impact Awards which celebrate the scientific, social and economic impact of the research of its users.

02 May 2019
Scientists find more evidence the Universe is a violent place
Scientists find more evidence the Universe is a violent place

Massive collisions in the Universe between black holes or dead stars appear to happen very frequently as, following the latest switching on of the three upgraded detectors, scientists have detected gravitational waves emanating from the collision of two neutron stars, and another that could be the first evidence of neutron star-black hole collision

17 April 2019
STFC director honoured by the Royal Society
STFC director honoured by the Royal Society

Dr Andrew Taylor, most recently the Executive Director of STFC’s National Laboratories, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for his exceptional contribution to science.

12 April 2019
Scientists invent a sniffing method to detect rotten avocados
Scientists invent a sniffing method to detect rotten avocados

A team of UK scientists are working to invent a type of portable sniffing device that can detect whether avocados are rotten without breaking the skin and damaging the fruit – ensuring customers do not buy fruit that is already past its best.

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