Scientific Research

Negative Results In Science Are Common. So Why Aren't They Reported?

Dr Helen Rippon | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Helen Rippon

Negative results are just as common in medical research, but not usually quite so newsworthy. We're more used to positive stories announcing the latest big breakthrough, the next new treatment. But these one-sided success stories don't really represent the reality of medical science.

Five Incredible Possibilities Of Stem Cell Research

Tayana Simons | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Tech
Tayana Simons

The potential of stem cell research is only just beginning to be understood, but the possibilities have the power to drastically change the world that we live in. The pace at which research is moving could mean a complete revolutionary shift in the way that major chronic illnesses are treated, and prevented, within the coming decades. It could mean an end to many of our most common diseases, and even an end to mass production of meat!

What Does Brexit Mean for Scientific Collaboration?

Dr Helen Rippon | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Helen Rippon

So, the UK has decided it is best to 'go it alone.' This decision has made me more profoundly sad than I have ever been about a vote in the UK. After the initial shock last Friday of the decision to leave the EU, this week we've all begun to reflect on what the vote will mean to our individual lives, our work, our families and our futures.

Would You Want Your Best Ideas Openly Scrutinized? Scientists Do

Dr Helen Rippon | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Helen Rippon

Peer review is regarded by many as an indispensable, if sometimes unwieldy, cog in the science machine. It's what makes science 'go'. But to non-scientists it can seem a bizarre process.

Supporting the Development of Research Leaders in Africa

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Tech
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

By supporting this programme, companies are helping to build the hard and soft infrastructure they need to operate on the continent. This programme will also help counter the brain drain that is stripping our countries of their best and brightest.

Why the World Needs More Women in Scientific Research

Ulrike Decoene | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Ulrike Decoene

By supporting our research scientists in popularizing their research and findings through innovative and impactful formats, we want to demonstrate that science is accessible -- not to mention exciting and rewarding! -- as well as useful, if not crucial, for society.

Better Science Without Animal Suffering Showcased at World Congress on Alternatives 2014

Troy Seidle | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
Troy Seidle

Humane Society International's global #BeCrueltyFree team has just returned from the World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Science...

Professional Climbers Aid Scientific Discovery in Southern Africa

Will Ross | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Sport
Will Ross

It's not everyday that you hear of world-first rock climbing ambitions meet with scientific research on the same perilous face in Southern Africa. But for a group of professional rock climbers and international scientists, Mozambique's Mt. Namuli set the stage for such a collaboration - The Lost Mountain project.

Is Organic Food Better for You? Nutrition, Anti-Oxidants and New Research

Guy Watson | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Guy Watson

An international panel have looked at the data from 343 peer-reviewed, published studies in every possible way, and concluded that there are very significant nutritional benefits to be had from eating organic food.

Harnessing the Digital Sharing Revolution to Save Lives

Dr Trudie Lang | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Trudie Lang

Today is a big day for the Global Health Network, as we launch the Global Health Research Process Map. This is the first digital toolkit designed to enable researchers anywhere in the world to conduct rigorous global health research. It offers step-by-step guidance for planning successful global health research projects and has the potential to revolutionise the current process, speeding the development of new research and therapies.

High-Protein Diets Are as Bad as Smoking? Ignore the Headlines, Stick to the Facts

Marek Doyle | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marek Doyle

In one of the most shameless examples of propaganda seen in our generation, the mainstream media went into overdrive with the headlines screaming out that high-protein diets were 'as bad as smoking'. Nothing like sensationalism, eh?

Gene Discovery May Dramatically Help Diabetes And Pancreatic Disorders, Experts Say

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists say they have made a breakthrough on possible treatments for diabetes and pancreatic problems. Researchers at the University of Exeter M...

Lab Animals Are Left Waiting for Words to be Turned Into Actions

Barney Reed | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Barney Reed

The use and suffering of animals in experiments is a persistent and legitimate public concern. Both the government and the scientific community have recently set up initiatives that attempt to convince a sceptical public that their concerns are understood and taken seriously.

New Light Shed On Mystery Mammals That Walked Earth Before Dinosaurs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

A mystery mammal with sharp digging claws has shed new light on the animals that walked the earth after dinosaurs. Ancient Mongolian rocks have pro...

Fewer Animals in Laboratories Is Good for All of Us

Alistair Currie | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK
Alistair Currie

Trying to apply the results of animal tests to humans is a shot in the dark. US Food and Drug Administration figures show that 92% of drugs which pass animal trials are later found to be unsafe or ineffective in human trials.

An Aspirin a Day...Could Kill You?

Holly Alsop | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Alsop

Almost one week after Scotland announced plans to supplement the population with Vitamin D, a study in England has shown that population supplementation can do more harm than good, particularly when dosing individuals with the commonly used pain relief, aspirin.