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2009-10-22 14:16:46

More students than ever before have been accepted onto science and engineering related degree courses this autumn, according to the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

2009-10-16 10:45:55

Scientists are developing new scaffolding technology which could be used to grow tissues such as skin, nerves and cartilage using 3D spaghetti-like structures.

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2009-10-02 10:10:00

Scientists at Rothamsted Research and Warwick University have been awarded £1M (1.5M USD) by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in partnership with Syngenta, to research the decline of honeybees.

2009-09-23 10:25:04

The Presidents of 57 liberal arts colleges in the U.S., representing 22 states, have declared their support for the Federal Research Public Access Act (S. 1373) in an Open Letter released today.

2009-09-01 13:36:07

A total of £7M funding has been announced today by two public-private collaborations led by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

2009-08-25 15:33:32

The UK has made its first substantial commitment to a major emerging pan-European science project with a £10M investment (25 August) by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

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2008-02-19 09:20:00

Scientists at the University of York have characterized an important new step in the mechanism used by bacteria to evade our immune system.


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