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The UK is good at research, but poor at innovation. That’s a common view among policymakers, but an out-dated one, argues Andy Muir from the UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund who recently judged the BBSRC Innovator of the Year Award 2019. The UK is world class at producing scientific research, but poor at commercialising […]

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The relationship between human health and the microbes that live on and within us (our microbiome) is increasingly understood, particularly for the microbes living in our gut and the microbiome has, in recent years, become a target for specific therapeutics – including therapeutics based on the microbes themselves. Live biotherapeutics are microbes that deliver therapeutic […]

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Nuclear fusion has long held the promise of cheap, plentiful and, above all, clean energy with zero carbon emissions and minimal radiation issues that undermine public confidence in nuclear fission. The UK has been at the forefront of fusion research, hosting the Joint European Torus (JET) at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) site at […]

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