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Magic Mushroom Genomes Reveal Route to “Designer” Fungi

A community-led study has revealed a trove of genomic data for over 100 cultivars of “magic” mushrooms.

December 12th 2023
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Could there be a gold rush for buried hydrogen?

Earlier this year Professor Jacques Pironon was searching for methane in the Lorraine Basin, northeast France, when his team made an unexpected discovery.

December 12th 2023
© BBC

RSC calls for better career access for chemists with disability

The Royal Society of Chemistry has criticised its sector in a new report charging that it has done too little to provide opportunities for professionals with disabilities, from entry level upwards.

December 10th 2023
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New protein linked to early-onset dementia identified

Researchers have established a first potential therapeutic target for a type of early-onset dementia.

December 8th 2023
© Drug Discovery Today

Investigating the secrets of Stonehenge with Raman spectroscopy

Located in Salisbury, UK, Stonehenge is the most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world. In the quest to unravel the mysteries of Stonehenge, Renishaw had the privilege to assist in analysing the Altar Stone in situ using a Renishaw Virsa™ Raman analyser.

December 8th 2023
© Lab Bulletin

Flower power inspires drug cell breakthrough

Bath university scientists have borrowed from nature to develop more stable versions of proteins and peptides for more effective pharmaceutical treatments.

December 8th 2023
© Laboratory News

Weeds Have Been Fighting Back Against Glyphosate Pesticides For 25 Years

Researchers show a significant and rapid decline in glyphosate control, the herbicide used to fight weeds

December 6th 2023
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COP28: Is the world about to promise to ditch fossil fuels?

The UN climate change conference in Dubai is close to a big breakthrough on reducing the gases heating our planet, its United Arab Emirates hosts believe.

December 6th 2023
© BBC News

Robots ‘offer effective intervention in combatting loneliness and negative emotions’

‘Social’ robots employed during the pandemic to overcome isolation were able to help individuals struggling with isolation, stress and other difficult emotions, claims a new study.

December 6th 2023
© Laboratory News

World's biggest iceberg on the move after 30 years

The iceberg, called A23a, split from the Antarctic coastline in 1986. But it swiftly grounded in the Weddell Sea, becoming, essentially, an ice island.

November 24th 2023
© BBC

First wireless map of worm’s nervous system revealed

Researchers have built the first ever map showing how every single neuron in the nervous system of a tiny worm communicates wirelessly

November 24th 2023
© Drug Discovery Today

Chancellor confirms investment for growth via science in the Autumn statement

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt today confirmed the expected raft of commitments to boost the UK economy with significant support for science sectors.

November 22nd 2023
© Lab News

UK to build new satellite to monitor climate crisis and natural disasters

The pathfinder craft, co-funded by £3m from the UK Space Agency, will provide data to help detect and monitor natural disasters

November 21st 2023
© The Guardian

Quantum Computing Used To Predict Gene Relationships

Quantum computing has brought new insights to the study of gene regulatory networks, discovering new links between genes.

November 21st 2023
© Technology Networks

BHF and UK DRI to create vascular dementia research centre

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) will establish the UK’s first research centre dedicated to finding new treatments for vascular dementia.

November 19th 2023
© Lab News

New Type of Neural Network Reveals How Language Influences Thought

A recent study by Professor Friedemann Pulvermüller and his team from the Brain Language Laboratory at Freie Universität Berlin suggests that the impact of language on human thinking may be more profound than previously assumed. The research delves into the modeling of human concept formation and explores how language mechanisms play a crucial role in the development of concepts.

October 23th, 2023
© Lab News

New £30m Initiative to Address Global Threat by Accelerating the Pace of Antimicrobial Innovation

In a bid to combat the growing global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), Innovate UK, LifeArc, and Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) have unveiled a groundbreaking £30 million initiative, Pathways to Antimicrobial Clinical Efficacy (PACE). PACE will prioritize early-stage innovations aimed at developing new antimicrobials and diagnostics, with the potential to save millions of lives threatened by AMR. 

October 20th, 2023
© Lab News

People diagnosed with ADHD as adults could be ‘at greater risk of dementia’

Adults diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may face an increased risk of developing dementia later in life, according to recent research. While the study doesn’t definitively establish causation, it underscores the importance of further investigation into potential connections. The study, examining over 100,000 medical records, revealed that adults diagnosed with ADHD were nearly three times more likely to be diagnosed with dementia in the future.

October 17th, 2023
© Lab News

New project in Sheffield aids the ‘steel city’ to transition to greener fuel

Sheffield, a historical hub of the steel industry, is set to play a leading role in the transition to cleaner fuel in the sector. A collaborative project led by the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and the University of Sheffield’s Energy Institute, along with partners like E.ON and Chesterfield Special Cylinders, will pioneer the generation of green hydrogen at the Blackburn Meadows renewable energy park.

October 4th, 2023
© Lab News

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