Research and development

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Six charts that show how the UK economy is in crisis
From inflation to tax, labour shortages to R&D, ministers will need to confront these key issues and fast

Phillip Inman

08, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Podcast listeners likely to be more curious and less neurotic – study
Researchers found correlations between podcast listening habits and personality traits

Donna Lu

06, Apr, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Experts push for genetic testing to personalise drug prescriptions
Pharmacogenomic testing could save the NHS money in the long term and reduce the risks of side-effects

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

28, Mar, 2022 @11:01 PM

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AstraZeneca’s Evusheld Covid-prevention drug gets UK approval
Treatment aimed at people who cannot be vaccinated is boost to firm’s coronavirus portfolio

Julia Kollewe

17, Mar, 2022 @2:40 PM

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‘Liquid gold’: Australian scientists look to recycle human urine to fertilise city parks
Researchers say tackling the picnicking public’s instinctive ‘yuck factor’ will be part of their work

Graham Readfearn

01, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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‘Follow the science’: AstraZeneca unveils £1bn R&D centre
Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company has come a long way since it fought off a takeover bid in 2014

Julia Kollewe

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Jobs at risk without boost in research investment, peak body warns after Scott Morrison praises scientists
Australia currently spends just 1.8% of GDP on research and development, well behind OECD average

Daniel Hurst

07, Nov, 2021 @1:02 PM

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Budget reactions: ‘I make that 27p a year between us better-off’
A carer, a scientist, a small business owner and an HGV driver tell us how the budget will affect them

Rupert Jones

28, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sunak cuts £2bn from R&D budget but will fund Cummings science agency
Chancellor announces £800m for Aria, a new body that will fund ‘high-risk, high-reward’ technologies

Jasper Jolly and Richard Partington

27, Oct, 2021 @4:26 PM

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Robo-penguin: how artificial birds are relaying the secrets of ocean currents
They can go on research missions in stormy weather, dive to 150 metres and could soon be ‘singing’ signals. These penguin-like devices are helping to explain the eddies that are key to all life

Florian Sturm

31, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Government sets up £375m fund for ‘gamechanging’ UK tech firms
Future fund scheme will see the Treasury co-invest with private enterprise in bid to make UK a ‘science superpower’

Rob Davies

19, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Secrets and pies: the battle to get lab-grown meat on the menu
Sustainable alternatives to livestock farming are being held back by patents, a reluctance to share research and lack of government support

Jack McGovan

18, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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